Everything you need to know about voting

October 11, 2019

The federal election is around the corner! This is your chance to have your say on issues and decisions that will have an impact on your life. Here is everything you need to know about casting your vote on October 21, 2019!

Register to vote

You don’t need to register in advance to vote! You can register at your assigned polling station when you go to vote on election day, Monday, October 21.

Where to vote

If you pre-registered to vote, you will have received a voter information card in the mail that tells you where and when you can vote.

If you haven’t received a voter information card, use the Voter Information Service to find your assigned polling station

When to vote

Vote at your assigned polling station on Monday, October 21. Polls will be open for 12 hours. Check out the Elections Canada website for voting hours in your province.

What you need to vote

To vote in the federal election you have to prove your identity and address. There are three ways you can do so:

– Show your driver’s licence or any other card issued by a Canadian government (federal, provincial/territorial or local) with your photo, name and current address

– Show two pieces of ID. Both must have your name and at least one must have your current address. Examples: voter information card and bank statement, or utility bill and student ID. See full list of accepted IDs for this option.

– If you don’t have ID, you can still vote! You will need to declare your identity and address in writing and have someone who knows you and who is assigned to your polling station vouch for you. The voucher must be able to prove their identity and address.

Assistance with voting
Find out more about the tools and services available to make it easier for you to vote on the Elections Canada website

Related: Check out our blog post on what the major parties are saying about citizenship, immigration, and inclusion

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