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

News Release

Gatineau, Thursday, May 18, 2023

  • For the by-elections now under way in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce–Westmount (Quebec), Oxford (Ontario), Winnipeg South Centre (Manitoba) and Portage–Lisgar (Manitoba), Elections Canada encourages electors to plan early and choose the voting option that best suits them. They can vote:
    • At their assigned polling station on advance polling days or election day:
      • Advance polling days: Friday, June 9; Saturday, June 10; Sunday, June 11; and Monday, June 12
      • Election day: Monday, June 19
    • At their Elections Canada office in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce–Westmount, Oxford, Winnipeg South Centre or Portage–Lisgar, anytime between now and Tuesday, June 13, 6:00 p.m. (local time).
    • By special ballot: by applying before Tuesday, June 13, 6:00 p.m. (local time). and returning their special ballot by mail (deadlines apply) or in person at their local Elections Canada office before polls close on election day.
  • To vote, electors must show proof of identity and address. The list of accepted pieces of ID is online at
  • Some pieces of identification used 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.
  • Electors who want information about the health and safety measures in place at voting locations during these by-elections should visit or call 1-800-463-6868.
  • Elections Canada is hiring election workers to fill various paid positions in these federal by-elections. Those interested in making an impact in their community can apply online at or contact their returning officer for more information.

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

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