Jays to play on election day

Voters will need to decide whether to tune into election coverage or the Jays game

Candidates in the federal election are hoping the success of the Blue Jays will not affect their success in the upcoming election.

The Blue Jays will be playing game three of the ALCS division, starting shortly after 8 p.m. on Oct.19.

Voters may need to make the decision on whether to vote or watch the Blue Jays.

Polling stations will close at 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 19.

Elections Canada says  a record number of Canadians have already voted in the advanced polls.  In Ontario, 1.3 million people voted in the advanced polls compared to the 840 thousand in 2011.

The last time the Jays won the World Series was in the midst of a general election in 1993.  Jean Chretien and the Liberal Party won a majority government.