Stratford News Advance polls for federal election open Friday SHARE ON: Casey Kenny, staff Tuesday, Oct. 8th, 2019 Election Day has arrived. (File photo). It’s your chance to vote early at an advance poll in the federal election. Advance polls open Friday and stay open through the Thanksgiving long weekend. In our city, registered electors can vote early at the poll at the Stratford Rotary Complex which will be open from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. from Friday until Monday. You can click here to find out where the other advance polls are located. Election day is October 21st.