Get ready to vote – Official election information – September 20, 2021 federal election
- Make sure you're registered
- Watch for your voter information card
- Make a plan to vote
- Bring ID when you go to vote
To vote, you must be a Canadian citizen and at least 18 years old on election day.
Make sure you're registered at your current address
Visit elections.ca to check your registration now.
Watch for your voter information card in the mail
If you're registered, you will get a voter information card in the mail after the election is called. It tells you where and when you can vote.
Check the name and address on the card. If there are errors, or if you don't receive a card, visit elections.ca or call 1-800-463-6868 to update your voter information.
Make a plan to vote
You can vote almost any time during the election period; visit elections.ca to choose the voting option that works best for you.
Bring ID when you go to vote
Here are your options:
Show one ID card issued by a Canadian government (federal, provincial/territorial or local) with your photo, name and current address. For example: your driver's licence. For example: your driver's licence.
Show two pieces of ID. Both must have your name, and at least one must have your current address. For example: your voter information card and a bank statement, or a utility bill and your student ID card.
If you don't have ID, you can still vote if you declare your identity and address in writing and have someone who knows you and who is assigned to your polling station vouch for you.
The voucher must be able to prove their identity and address. A person can vouch for only one person (except in long-term care institutions).
Visit elections.ca for the official information you need to vote
1-800-463-6868 / elections.ca / TTY 1-800-361-8935
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