By October 1, registered voters will have received a voter information card in the mail at the address Elections Canada has on file. If you do not receive a card with your correct name and address, if you want to vote you must register with Elections Canada. To qualify, you must be 18 years of age and a Canadian citizen who has not been residing outside of Canada for five years or more. The deadline for registering to vote in the 2015 federal election is Tuesday, October 13 at 6:00 pm.
Eligible voters can go online to Elections Canada’s Online Voter Registration Service or visit their local Elections Canada Office to verify if they are registered or update their address.
To Register Online
You can register online by going to Elections Canada’s Online Voter Registration Service. The online registration service requires proof of name and address in the form of your driver’s license or provincial/territorial ID card number.
You Can Also Register by Mail
A form for registration by mail can be requested by calling your local Elections Canada office. The form must be mailed back to the office with a photocopy of a government-issued document with photo, name and current address, or two documents from Elections Canada’s list of authorized documents. Click here for list.
To Register in Person at a Local Elections Canada Office
Visit your local Elections Canada office with proof of name and address, either a document recognized by Elections Canada, a sworn affidavit or someone who lives in the same polling division and can vouch for you.
Questions about voter registration?
Read Elections Canada’s registration FAQ here.