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Registration at the Polls

Elections Canada strongly encourages you to make sure that your name appears on the list of electors for an election or by-election. If you are not on the list, you can register:

Finding your polling station

If you are not registered on the list of electors, or you have not received a voter information card from Elections Canada showing the address of your polling station, you can get the address by contacting the Elections Canada office in your electoral district. Click here to find your electoral district.

You could also check the address on a voter information card received by another elector in your household.

Registering at an advance or ordinary poll

To have your name added to the list of electors at either an advance or ordinary poll, you must fill in a registration certificate with the registration officer or the poll clerk. Once the Registration Certificate is authorized by the deputy returning officer, and you show satisfactory proof of your identity and address, you can then vote.

Note: One representative of each candidate in the electoral district is legally entitled to be present to observe the process at a Registration Desk; or two representatives per candidate to observe the process at a polling station.


When you vote, you must prove your identity and address (for a list of accepted documents, click here).

You have three options:

Note: Pieces of identification must be in either English or French. In Nunavut, pieces of identification will also be accepted in Inuktitut. Expired documents are accepted.

November 2014