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What Is a Canadian Forces (CF) Elector?
A CF elector is a Canadian citizen, 18 years of age or older on civilian polling day, who is:
- a member of the Regular Force of the CF
- a member of the Reserve Force of the CF on full-time training or service or on active service
- a member of the Special Force of the CF
- a civilian employed outside Canada by the CF as a teacher or administrative support staff in a CF school
Statement of Ordinary Residence
To vote under the Special Voting Rules for CF electors, you must complete a Statement of Ordinary Residence (SOR). Once completed, the SOR entitles you to vote by special ballot at a polling station set up in your unit, wherever you may be stationed in Canada or abroad.
Special Voting Rules for CF Electors
For more information about voting by special ballot as a CF elector during a general election, by-election or referendum, please read the following:
- Voting by Special Ballot for Canadian Forces Electors
- Voting in By-elections by Canadian Forces Electors
The following Elections Canada publications relate to CF electors:
- Voting by Canadian Forces Electors During a Federal Electoral Event (PDF format)
- Are you living with a member of the Canadian Forces? Are you a civilian working with the Canadian Forces? Are you away from home? (PDF format)
- The Web page of the Department of National Defence's Judge Advocate General (JAG) contains information of interest to CF electors.
- The Special Voting Rules for CF electors apply only to federal electoral events. For information about provincial or territorial electoral events, you should contact your provincial or territorial government.