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It's election day in London — and here’s everything you need to know

The big day is Monday, when a new council and mayor will be chosen.

With at least six new faces expected on council, due to incumbents not contesting their seats, there’s a big change coming at city hall.

And there are indications that levels of engagement are higher, too. There are 87 municipal candidates, up from 69 in 2010. The turnout for advance voting was higher than four years ago. There’s no shortage of people talking about the election.

City hall has issued advice about how to vote, encouraging as many people as possible to exercise their right to have a say.

Finding out where you vote is easy. Just head to this page and type in your address, and it will point you in the right direction. The Elections Office can also be called at 519-661-4535.

The polls are open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and people are asked to bring identification with them.

Also, as city clerk Cathy Saunders explained in this story, citizens can even register to vote at the polling station. There's more advice for voters on the city website.

We also created a breakdown of candidates per ward, and we interviewed leading mayoral candidates Matt Brown and Paul Cheng. You can find out more about other mayoral candidates, plus information about what you should carry along with you to the polls in this story.

The results are expected to start coming in soon after polls close. Metro will be there with you every step of the way.

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