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Canadian citizens can update their voter registration by checking "yes"
on their T1 tax form

Gatineau, Thursday, March 1, 2018

  • It's tax filing season again and Elections Canada invites all Canadian citizens filing their income taxes to check "yes" to share their basic information with Elections Canada. This is the easiest way for citizens to make sure they are registered at the correct address on the voters list and ready to vote at the next federal election.
  • On their T1 tax form, filers are asked whether they are a Canadian citizen and whether they will allow the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to share their name, address, date of birth and citizenship with Elections Canada.
  • Elections Canada uses this information to update the National Register of Electors, the permanent, continually updated database of Canadians eligible to vote in federal elections. The information is used for electoral purposes only.

    Canadian citizens can update their voter registration by checking yes on their T1 tax form
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  • By checking "yes" every year, Canadian citizens can be sure their federal voter registration is always up-to-date and that they will appear correctly on voters' lists at the next federal election.
  • When the federal election begins, registered electors will receive by mail a personalized voter information card that confirms they are ready to vote and provides information on when, where and ways to vote.
  • For more information about this process, please visit our website at

Elections Canada is an independent body set up by Parliament.

Elections Canada Media Relations