News Releases and Media Advisories
Canadians Can Vote by Mail
Special Ballot Voting Accommodates Electors Who Are Travelling
or Temporarily Living Outside Canada
Ottawa, Monday, April 8, 2013
- Any Canadian elector whose home address is in Labrador (Newfoundland and Labrador) can vote by special ballot.
- Applications are available online, by phone or in person at the local Elections Canada office and Canadian diplomatic or consular offices.
- Applications must be received by Elections Canada in Ottawa before 6:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) or by the local Elections Canada office before 6:00 p.m. (Atlantic Time) on Tuesday, May 7, 2013. Electors may mail, fax or take their application in person to any Elections Canada office.
- Once an application is approved, the elector is issued a voting kit with full instructions and a special ballot. The ballot must be received at Elections Canada in Ottawa before 6:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on election day, May 13, 2013. Electors voting by special ballot in their own riding must ensure that their special ballot is returned to the local Elections Canada office before the polls close locally.
"We encourage Canadians around the world to pick up an application for the mail-in special ballot, now available at any Canadian diplomatic or consular office, or download the form from our website," says Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand.
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