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Revision to Lists of Electors Underway

Voters can register, check, or update their voter registration online

Gatineau, Thursday, August 20, 2015

  • To vote, electors must be registered at their current address.
  • Elections Canada has started revising the preliminary lists of electors. These lists are produced using information in the National Register of Electors.
  • Starting September 1st, election workers may conduct door-to-door targeted revision in areas where mobility is high and registration levels are low. If no one is home, the workers will leave behind a registration kit that explains how to register.
  • Electors can use Elections Canada's online voter registration service to register online, to check if they are registered, or to update their address.
  • Elections Canada will mail a personalized voter information card to each registered elector. Cards should arrive between Wednesday, September 23 and Wednesday, September 30.

"I encourage anyone who's not sure if they are registered to check online at," says Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand. "If you're not registered, register now. This way you'll get a voter information card with details about when, where and ways to vote, and you'll enjoy faster service at the polls."

Elections Canada is an independent body set up by Parliament.

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