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Who Can Vote?

You can vote if you’re a Canadian citizen, at least 18 years old on election day, and can prove your identity and address.

ID To Vote

To vote in a federal election, you must prove your identity and address using one of three methods:

  • Show one piece of government-issued ID with your photo, name, and current address.
  • Show two pieces of accepted ID that have your name and at least one must have your current address.
  • If you don’t have ID, you can still vote by declaring your identity and address in writing and have someone who knows you and is assigned to your polling station vouch for you.

Register To Vote

You must be on the National Register of Electors to vote in a federal election. Most Canadian citizens are automatically enrolled at age 18. Use Elections Canada’s Online Voter Registration Service to verify if you are registered, update your address, or join the list.

Know Your Voting Rights

Federal law dictates that all eligible voters are entitled to three consecutive hours to vote in a federal election. If your hours of work do not allow for three consecutive hours while the polls are open, your employer must permit you to arrive late, to leave early, or to take time during your workday to vote. Your employer has the right to decide when the time off will be granted.

Polling hours vary by province.

For more information, visit Elections Canada »

How & Where To Vote

You can vote almost any time. Choose the voting option that works best for you.

Vote on select campuses from Saturday, October 5, to Wednesday, October 9, 2019. Find the Vote on Campus office nearest to you. You will vote using the special ballot process.

Vote at your assigned polling station from 9:00AM to 9:00PM on: Friday, October 11, Saturday, October 12, Sunday, October 13, or Monday, October 14. You can find your assigned advanced polling station on your voter information card when it arrives in the mail, or via the Voter Information Service after October 2.

There are over 500 Elections Canada offices open across Canada. Vote at any one of them before Tuesday, October 15, 6:00 p.m. You will vote using the special ballot process.

Elections Canada offices are open seven days a week.

To vote by mail, apply online or at any Elections Canada office across Canada before Tuesday, October 15, 6:00 p.m.

Registered voters are assigned a poll based on home address. The date, hours, and address of your assigned poll will be mailed to you on your voter information card and can be accessed through the Elections Canada website or phone number.