Filing your taxes? Check the boxes.
This is the easiest way to ensure that you're on the list of electors at the correct address and ready to vote at the 2019 federal election.
If you tick "Yes" to both questions
- The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will share your name, address and date of birth with Elections Canada to update the National Register of Electors with your current information.
- If you're eligible to vote and not already in the Register, Elections Canada will accept this as your request to be added.
- When it's time to vote, you'll receive a personalized voter information card that tells you when, where and the ways to vote. You'll be all set!
The CRA updates the information provided to Elections Canada every month. Your authorization remains in effect until you file your next return. Therefore, if you move and you advise the CRA of your new address, the CRA will advise Elections Canada the next time information is provided.
If you tick "No" to one or both questions (or do not make a choice)
- The CRA won't give your information to Elections Canada.
- Elections Canada won’t remove your information from the Register if it is already there.
- If you move before the next election, Elections Canada may not have you on the list of electors at your new address.
- If you're eligible to vote but not registered, you'll need to take steps to register when it's time to vote.
About the National Register of Electors
The Register is a permanent list of all Canadians eligible to vote that is updated regularly. It's used in federal elections and referendums to create lists of electors and to communicate with electors. Electors who have already registered do not have to register again for every election, and at the start of an election, they will automatically be sent a voter information card to inform them when and where to vote.
As part of data-sharing agreements, Elections Canada shares voter information with most provinces and territories for provincial and territorial elections too, which reduces duplication and saves taxpayer money.
Elections Canada takes precautions to ensure that the information in the Register is kept secure and used for authorized purposes only.