Federal Election
Monday, October 21

Ways to vote

You can vote almost any time. To vote, you must be a Canadian citizen, be at least 18 years old on election day, and prove your identity and address. Choose the voting option that works best for you.

Vote on election day

Vote at your assigned polling station on Monday, October 21. Polls will be open for 12 hours (hours vary by province).

To find your polling station, check your voter information card when it arrives in the mail or our Voter Information Service after October 2.

Vote on advance polling days

Vote at your assigned polling station from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on:

  • Friday, October 11
  • Saturday, October 12
  • Sunday, October 13
  • Monday, October 14

To find your advance polling station, check your voter information card when it arrives in the mail or the Voter Information Service after October 2.

Vote at any Elections Canada office

There are over 500 Elections Canada offices open across Canada. Vote at any one of them before Tuesday, October 15, 6:00 p.m. You will vote using the special ballot process.

Our offices are open seven days a week.

Find the Elections Canada office nearest to you.

On select campuses across Canada

Vote on select campuses from Saturday, October 5, to Wednesday, October 9, 2019. Find the Vote on Campus office nearest to you. You will vote using the special ballot process.

Vote by mail

To vote by mail, apply online or at any Elections Canada office across Canada before Tuesday, October 15, 6:00 p.m. If you live abroad, you can also apply through any Canadian embassy, high commission or consulate.

Other ways to vote

There are also other ways to vote, including:

Frequently asked questions

Can I vote before election day?

  1. At any Elections Canada office across Canada

    There are over 500 Elections Canada offices open across Canada. Vote at any one of them before Tuesday, October 15, 6:00 p.m. You will vote using the special ballot process.

  2. At advance polls

    Vote at your assigned polling station from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on:

    • Friday, October 11
    • Saturday, October 12
    • Sunday, October 13
    • Monday, October 14

    To find your advance polling station, check your voter information card when it arrives in the mail or the Voter Information Service after October 2.

  3. On campus

    Vote at select campuses across the country October 5 to October 9. You don't need to be a student to vote on campus.

  4. By mail

    To vote by mail, apply online or at any Elections Canada office across Canada before Tuesday, October 15, 6:00 p.m. If you live abroad, you can also apply through any Canadian embassy, high commission or consulate.

I'm a Canadian living abroad. How do I vote?

You will need to vote by mail. Apply now and we'll send you a special ballot voting kit. Make sure to apply online before 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday October 15, and to return your marked ballot to us by 6:00 p.m., Eastern time, on election day, Monday, October 21.

When is the federal election?

The Canada Elections Act states that a federal election must be held on the third Monday of October in the fourth calendar year following the previous federal election. As the last election was on October 19, 2015, the next fixed election date is October 21, 2019.

Where do I vote?

If you vote on election day or advance polling days, you will vote at an assigned polling station in your riding.

To find out where your assigned polling station is located:

You can also vote at any Elections Canada office across Canada before Tuesday, October 15, 6:00 p.m. or on select campuses from October 5 to October 9.

Who is eligible to vote?

To vote in the federal election, you must:

  • be a Canadian citizen
  • be at least 18 years old on election day, October 21
  • prove your identity and address

What ID do I need to vote?

See your options and the full list of ID accepted at the polls.

If you don't have accepted ID, you can still vote if you sign a solemn declaration confirming your identity and address and have someone who knows you and who is assigned to your polling station vouch for you. Learn more about the solemn declaration

Is my polling station accessible?

All electors are assigned to polling stations for election day and advance polling days. Make sure your assigned polling stations meet your accessibility needs by:

I'm a member of the Canadian Forces. How do I vote?

There are special procedures for Canadian Forces voting. Learn more here.