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Just like that, the time has come for Canadians to hit the polls again.

And because election day can get a little overwhelming, Elections Canada put together a list of important tips to remember today.

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It's Monday, September 20, which means it's election day in Canada. And for all the Quebecers who are preparing to vote, it's important to remember that polling stations are open from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. in our province today.

And with that reminder, you should also know that you have the right to have three consecutive hours to go vote, which means some of you may get to ask your boss to leave work early. This rule applies in all of Canada.

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With a federal election underway, it's not surprising to see election signs around town — unless, that is, the candidates are cats. For the past couple of days, Montrealers have been stopping in their tracks in the Plateau for that very reason.

Sébastien Parent-Durand tweeted photos of the prime-ministerial-looking cat candidates, who are front and centre on Liberal, NDP, Conservative and 'Chat Québécois' (as opposed to Bloc Québécois) campaign posters. They have slogans like, "Miauler ensemble (meow together)" instead of the NDP's "Oser ensemble" and "Ronronner pour le Québéc (Purring for Quebec)."

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It's almost time for the 2021 federal election in Canada, which means it's time to start planning your schedule to see if you need to participate in advanced polling — in case you can't make it to the polls on Monday, September 20 for the official voting day.

Canadians are able to vote early from September 10-13 from 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

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If you need a job in Montreal and want to get involved in the upcoming federal election, Elections Canada is hiring poll workers in electoral districts across Quebec. Not only will you make more than minimum wage, but you can also get paid time and a half for working extra hours.

There are five possible positions you can apply for. All of them require you to be at least 16 years old on election day and a Canadian citizen. If you're an advance poll worker or an election day poll worker, you also can't take part in any partisan political activity until after the counting of the ballots on election night.

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According to a poll by the Angus Reid Institute, many Quebecers would vote for Justin Trudeau's Liberals ahead of any other political party in the province.

While there's a myriad of possible reasons as to why Trudeau is ahead in the province, his handling of the pandemic could be the biggest. Among the Quebecers polled, 46% believed that health care is the most pressing issue in the upcoming election and 53% said the current prime minister "has performed well on pandemic management."

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