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Ways to Vote in the York Centre (Ontario) By-Election

A by-election will be held in the riding of York Centre (Ontario) on Monday, October 26, 2020.

If you think you have COVID-19, follow your local health authority's guidelines and stay home.

Electors with any concern for their health should contact their local Elections Canada office to find out about the measures taken to make voting safe at their local office or at a polling station in their neighbourhood on election day.

If your home is in this riding and you are eligible to vote, you can vote:

Click here for information on assistance at home for electors with a disability.

To vote, you must be registered. Check to see if you are registered.


Vote on election day – Monday, October 26

Polls are open from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

If you're registered, you should receive a voter information card in the mail. It tells you where and when you can vote. You should receive it by October 13. You can also use the Voter Information Service to find out where to vote.

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Vote on advance polling days

Note: Advance polls are now over. If you have not yet voted, please do so on election day.

Vote at your assigned polling station from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on:

  • Friday, October 16
  • Saturday, October 17
  • Sunday, October 18
  • Monday, October 19

To find your advance polling station, check your voter information card or use the Voter Information Service.

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Vote at your local Elections Canada office

Note: The deadline to register to vote by special ballot at your local Elections Canada office has passed. If you have not already applied to vote by special ballot, please vote on election day.

If you find it more convenient, you can vote at your local Elections Canada office.

Visit the office before Tuesday, October 20, 6:00 p.m. Make sure to bring your proof of identity and address.

You will vote using the special ballot process.

Elections Canada office in York Centre

Elections Canada
1117 Finch Avenue West, Suite A
Toronto, Ontario M3J 2P7

Toll-free phone number: 1-866-715-1553

Toll-free fax number: 1-877-466-2172

Hours of operation:

Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday : 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday : noon to 4 p.m.

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Vote by mail

Note: The deadline to apply to vote by mail has passed. If you have not already applied to vote by mail, please vote on election day.

If it is more convenient for you, you may choose to vote by mail.

Apply as soon as possible to allow time for your special ballot voting kit to reach you and for you to return your marked ballot to Elections Canada by election day.

The deadline to apply to vote by mail is Tuesday, October 20, 6:00 p.m. (Eastern time).

Want to vote by mail but can't apply online?

To vote by mail, you can apply at your local Elections Canada office. You can also mail or fax a paper application. If you live abroad, forms may be available at most Canadian embassies, high commissions or consulates. Contact the one closest to you to confirm which forms are available.

If you apply at an Elections Canada office, the deadline to apply is Tuesday, October 20, 6:00 p.m. (local time).

You will vote using the special ballot process.


Assistance at home for electors with a disability

Electors who are unable to read or unable to vote using the special ballot process because of a disability may, upon request, vote at home. Electors who request to vote at home must meet the criteria outlined in the Canada Elections Act, and all other voting options (including voting by mail) must have been considered beforehand.

Contact your local Elections Canada office before 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20, if you or someone you know requires this service.

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