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Apply to vote by mail

Eligible electors can apply to vote by special ballot. With a special ballot, you can vote by mail from anywhere in the world.

If you live in Canada, you may apply once an election is under way.

If you live abroad, you may apply anytime – click the button below:

Canadians who live abroad – apply to vote by mail in future elections

A by-election will be held on April 3, 2017 in the electoral district of:

  • Ottawa–Vanier (Ontario)

Canadian voters have the option of voting by mail.

If you are eligible to vote in this by-election, you must apply as soon as possible, to allow time for your special ballot voting kit to reach you and for your marked ballot to reach Elections Canada by election day.

Deadline to apply to vote by mail in the current by-election

Elections Canada must receive your completed application by the deadline indicated below:

  • If you apply online or to Elections Canada in Ottawa: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Eastern time
  • If you apply to a local Elections Canada office: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. local time

Your options for applying to vote by mail depend on your situation. Click on Apply to vote by mail to see your options.