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Students, get ready to vote

election / Monday, October 21


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To vote, you must be a Canadian citizen and at least 18 years old on election day.

Confirm your place of residence

  • Your place of residence or home address is where you ordinarily live, where you think of as home or have adopted as home. You must have ID with that address to register and vote.

Make sure you're registered at that address

  • Check or update your registration at before Tuesday, October 15, 6:00 p.m.
  • When you're registered, you'll get a voter information card in the mail that tells you where and when you can vote.
  • You can also register when you go to vote.

Make a plan to vote

  • At your assigned polling station on election day, Monday, October 21
  • On advance polling days: Friday, October 11 to Monday, October 14
  • At select campuses across Canada, October 5 to 9
  • At any Elections Canada office across Canada before Tuesday, October 15, 6:00 p.m.
  • Apply to vote by mail before Tuesday, October 15, 6:00 p.m.

Bring ID when you go to vote

Option 1:

Show one piece of government-issued ID with your photo, name and the address of your place of residence. For example: your driver's licence.

Option 2:

Show two pieces of ID. Both must have your name, and at least one must have the address of your place of residence. For example: your voter information card and a bank statement, or your lease and student ID card.

Option 3:

If you don't have ID, you can still vote if you declare your identity and address in writing and have someone who knows you and who is assigned to your polling station vouch for you. The voucher must be able to prove their identity and address. A person can vouch for only one person (except in long-term care institutions).