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Electors Can Register at the Polls
Gatineau, Thursday, October 15, 2015
- Electors who are not registered can still vote in the October 19 federal election. They can register at their polling place on election day.
- To find their polling place, all electors need to do is enter their postal code online or call 1-800-463-6868.
- Unregistered electors who can do so are invited to enter their information online, print a registration certificate and bring it with them for faster service at the polls.
- To register and vote, electors must prove their identity and address. The list of accepted pieces of identification is available online.
- Some identification pieces used at provincial and municipal elections may not meet federal election requirements.
"Voters have a wide range of options to prove their identity and address at the polls," says Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand. "They may use their driver's licence or a combination of pieces of ID. I encourage voters to check our website for the full list of accepted pieces of ID to ensure they have what they need to vote."
Elections Canada is an independent body set up by Parliament.
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