Canadian Federal Election

Who Can Vote?
To vote in the Canadian federal election, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen
  • Be at least 18 years old on election day
  • Prove your identity and address

Even if you can’t vote, you can still get involved in Canada’s democracy!
You can attend election evets to meet candidates and ask questions that matter to you, or you can get involved with LLIP to help make a difference in our community – ,

Please click here for more ideas:

ID To Vote

Three options to prove your identity and address.

To vote, you must be a Canadian citizen and at least 18 years old on Election Day.

Option 1: Show one of these pieces of ID

  • Your driver’s licence
  • Any other card issued by a Canadian government (federal, provincial/territorial or local) with your photo, name and current address

Option 2: Show two pieces of ID

Both must have your name and at least one must have your current address.


  • Voter information card and bank statement
  • Utility bill and student ID card
  • Don’t have these? No problem!

Option 3: 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 facilities). See the list of accepted ID for Option 2.

How To Register

If you are already registered, you might have received a voter information card in the mail. Your voter information card tells you where and how to vote.

If you do not have your voter information card you can register to vote two ways:

  • Online: You can register online Voter Registration – Elections Canada
  • In person: On Election Day or at an advance polling stations. You will need to bring your identification (ID) and proof of your physical address. You cannot use ID that only lists a mailing address (PO Box, rural route, oof of your physical address. You cannot use ID that only lists a mailing address (PO Box, rural route, or general delivery) to register. Click here to learn what types of ID you can use.

Ways to Vote

To vote, you must be a Canadian citizen, be at least 18 years old on Election Day and prove your identity and address. Your health and safety is our priority—measures are in place to keep you safe, no matter how you choose to vote.

Plan early. During a pandemic, things can take a bit more time. Make a plan and choose the voting option that works best for you. You can vote almost any time.

Vote on Election Day

Vote at your assigned polling station on Election Day, Monday, September 20, 2021. Polls will be open for 12 hours (hours vary by time zone)

Vote on advance polling days

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

  • Friday, September 10;Saturday, September 11;
  • Sunday, September 12;
  • Monday, September 13.

Know the difference between federal and provincial voting

Vote by mail

To vote by mail, apply online or at any Elections Canada office across Canada. Don’t wait – deadlines apply. You must apply before Tuesday, September 14, 6:00 p.m. You will vote using the special ballot process.

Once you have applied to vote by special ballot, you can’t change your mind and vote at advance polls or on Election Day.

Vote at any Elections Canada office

There are over 500 Elections Canada offices open across Canada. Vote at any one of them before Tuesday,

September 14, 6:00 p.m.

You will vote using the special ballot process.

Our offices will be open shortly. They will be open seven days a week:

  • Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: noon to 4:00 p.m.