How To Vote

The Federal election takes place September 20th. In order to be eligible to vote you must: be a Canadian citizen, be at least 18 years old on election day, and prove your identity and address.

Make sure you are registered to vote. Check here or call Elections Canada directly at 1-800-463-6868.

If you are registered to vote you will be sent a ‘Voter Information Card’ via mail before election day that outlines where you can vote during the day of the election. Bring this card with you and identification ( to one of the listed polling stations on your ‘Voter Information Card’ on election day.

To Vote by Mail

Step 1: Apply to vote by mail by Tuesday, September 14.
Submit your online application here! If you apply online, the deadline is 3 p.m. PST. If you apply in person at an Elections Canada office, the deadline is 6 p.m. local time.

Step 2: Choose your candidate.
When you receive your mail-in ballot, read all of the instructions. Write the first and last name of your chosen candidate on the ballot. You can find your Green candidate here.

Step 3: Return your ballot.
If the enclosed mail-in ballot return envelope has a return address in Ottawa, Elections Canada needs to receive your ballot by 3 p.m. PST on Monday, September 20.
If the return address is the Elections Canada office in your riding, that office needs to receive your ballot by the time the polls close in your area on Monday, September 20.

It is important that you return your ballot with enough time for it to reach its destination before the polls close on September 20. You can use the Canada Post calculator to estimate the amount of time your envelope will take to reach its destination. Remember that there could be some delays because Elections Canada is expecting a lot more mail-in ballots this year.

We hope this helps you understand voting by mail! If you still have questions, you can call Elections Canada. They are happy to provide any and all information in both official languages. Good luck, and we wish you happy – and safe – voting!

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