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Apply to vote by mail

If you received a Verification Notice by email, you must contact Elections Canada to confirm your current mailing address before October 31, 2020. For more information, click here.

Eligible electors can apply to vote by special ballot. With a special ballot, you can vote by mail from anywhere in the world.

If you live in Canada, you may apply once an election is under way.

If you live abroad, you may apply anytime – click the button below:

By-elections will be held on October 26, 2020 in the electoral districts of:

  • Toronto Centre (Ontario)
  • York Centre (Ontario)

The deadline to apply to vote by mail has passed; it was October 20, 2020 at 6:00 p.m., Eastern time.

If you have not already applied to vote by mail, please vote at your election day polling place on October 26, 2020.

If you have a special ballot, return it before the deadline: your marked special ballot must be received by Elections Canada by Monday, October 26, 2020. Follow the instructions in your special ballot voting kit regarding when and where to return your marked ballot.

Your options for applying to vote by mail depend on your situation. Click Apply to vote by mail to see your options.

Apply to vote by mail