FREDERICTON (GNB) – Cards advising New Brunswickers of when and where to vote, as well as the elections for which they are eligible to vote, are being delivered by Canada Post this week. More than 126,000 voter information cards are being sent in advance of the Nov. 28 local government elections.

“We encourage voters to bring their cards with them when they go to vote, as this will ensure faster service,” said, Kim Poffenroth, chief electoral officer. “Only those electors with a contest to vote for will receive a card.”

Each card contains a unique bar code that helps polling staff quickly find the voter’s name on the voters list, strike them off, and send them to get a ballot. Eligible voters who do not receive a card, or who do not bring it to the polling station, will be directed to a special team that will check the voters list or add the person to the list, if necessary.

Voters can also find voting information for their area online by visiting the Elections New Brunswick website. Using the Search your Local Government, DEC and RHA election information link, voters can quickly find the location of their local polling stations, the list of candidates running in their polling division, and contact information for the returning office in their region.