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Media at the Polls

Only voters, election officers, candidates and their representatives, and observers authorized by the Chief Electoral Officer can be present at polling stations. If the location allows, media may shoot general footage from the door of a polling site as long as they do not impede voters or compromise the secrecy of the vote.

Media who wish to participate in a photo opportunity with the leaders of registered political parties and/or candidates competing in the same riding as the leader may apply for advance authorization (10 days before election day) to host a pool or access images from a pool.

View or download the authorization form (Word format, RTF format).

For more information, please contact Media Relations at 1-877-877-9515 or