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There Are Several Ways to Vote in the Federal By-election

News Release

Gatineau, Thursday, February 1, 2024

  • For the by-election now under way in Durham (Ontario), Elections Canada encourages electors to plan early and choose the voting option that best suits them. They can:
    • Vote on election day at their assigned polling station on Monday March 4 .
    • Vote on advance polling days at their assigned polling station (Friday, February 23; Saturday, February 24; Sunday, February 25; and Monday, February 26).
    • Vote early at the Elections Canada office in Durham, anytime between now and Tuesday, February 27, 6:00 p.m.
    • Vote by mail: Electors must apply by Tuesday, February 27, 6:00 p.m. and return their special ballot by mail (deadlines apply) or in person at the local Elections Canada office before polls close on election day.
  • To vote, electors must show proof of identity and address. The list of accepted ID is at
  • Some pieces of ID that are accepted at provincial and municipal elections may not meet federal election requirements.
  • Voting and identification rules are different for incarcerated electors and Canadian electors who live abroad.

Elections Canada is an independent, non-partisan agency that reports directly to Parliament.

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