How to Vote


In order to vote, you must be a Canadian citizen, be at least 18 years old on election day and prove your identity and address.

Next, there are four ways Canadians can vote in the 2021 federal election:


1. 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). Make sure to bring your voter card with you along with a piece of acceptable ID.


2. 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


3. 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.

-Note from Elections Canada: We are working hard to process vote-by-mail applications and send electors their voting kits as quickly as possible. Typically, the process takes up to 72 hours, but things may take a bit longer over these first few days as we get things up and running. Voting kits are coming soon. We appreciate your patience.


4. 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.

Find the Elections Canada office nearest to you.