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Guides to the Federal Election Are in the Mail

News Release

Gatineau, Tuesday, September 7, 2021

  • Elections Canada has mailed a Guide to the federal election to each household in Canada.
  • The Guide reminds electors that if they have not received a voter information card showing their correct name and address, they should take steps to register to vote or update their registration.
  • Electors have several options to register or update their registration before Tuesday, September 14, 6:00 p.m. (local time):
    • In the current context of the COVID-19 pandemic, we encourage electors to use Elections Canada's Online Voter Registration Service to register or update their address.
    • Electors can also contact their local Elections Canada office to register or update their registration.
    • Electors who wish to vote at an advance poll can register or update their registration at their assigned advance polling place just before they vote. Advance polls are open from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. from Friday, September 10 to Monday, September 13.
  • Electors who have not registered by Tuesday, September 14, 6:00 p.m. (local time) may register at their assigned polling place just before they vote on election day. To make things faster at the polls, they can enter their information online and print a pre-filled registration certificate that they can bring and sign when they go to vote.
  • Electors who would like more information can call 1-800-463-6868.
  • Electors who are self-isolating, are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, have been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case or who cannot wear a mask are strongly encouraged to apply to vote by mail. They have until 6:00 p.m. (local time) on Tuesday, September 14, to do so.
  • Electors who have concerns about voting in person can vote by mail. They can also call 1-800-486-6868 or visit for information about the measures in place to making voting safe at their local office or at their assigned polling place on advance polling days and on election day.
  • The Guide also provides information about safety measures and voter identification requirements, including the pieces of ID accepted at the polls.

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

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