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March 31, 2016 6:00 AM

With the Saskatchewan election only days away, one candidate has dropped out of the race.
Lisa Grant, of the Saskatchewan Green Party, quit the race, citing medical reasons.
Still, there is some important information voters should know before they hit the polls and the Source has you covered.
First off, to be eligible to vote a person has to be a Canadian citizen—permanent residents, refugees and immigrants can’t vote.
You also have to be 18 years old as of April 4 and have lived in Saskatchewan for at least six months before the election was called, which was March 8.
Come April 4, each person also needs to have some identification to prove their identity and address.
There are three ways voters can go about this:
• A driver’s licence or other government ID that has the voter’s name, photo and address will work as long as it shows their civic/residential address, legal land description, lot/block/plan or First Nation reserve;
• The second option is to show two pieces of ID—both must have the voter’s name, one of which has to have the voter’s address.
A health card and a utility bill is an example of two pieces that will work, and there are more than 50 acceptable documents that can be used in place of the utility bill.
A list of these 50 documents can be found on the back of the Voter Information Card (VIN) and at elections.sk.ca/bringid.
• Option number three is to sign a declaration at the voting station and a fellow registered voter from the same constituency, like a neighbour or roommate, can vouch for you.
Each person can vouch for only one other voter.
VIN cards should have come in the mail to all registered voters and this document also tells where and when to vote and what ID will work.
If no VIN card came in the mail, people can still vote by registering in person at the polling stations, either at an advance poll or on election day.
Those who register in person have to have their ID documents and fill out a form in the presence of election officers.
Voters can check if they’re registered by calling 1-877-958-8683.
The following Lloydminster locations will have polling stations set up on voting day:
St. John’s Anglican Church,  Lloydminster Gospel Fellowship Church, E.S. Laird Middle School,
Lloydminster Boy Scout and Girl Guide Hall,
Winston Churchill School,
New Life Community Church, and The Word Church.
For those who can’t make it on April 4, there’s the option of advance polling, which started Tuesday and runs to April 2.
The advance polling station in Lloydminster is St. John’s Anglican Church.

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