Filing your taxes? Check the boxes.
This is the easiest way to ensure you're on the voters list at the correct address.
If you tick "Yes"
- The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will share your name, address and date of birth with Elections Canada to update the National Register of Electors.
- If you're eligible to vote and not already in the Register, Elections Canada will accept this as your request to be added.
- When it's time to vote, you'll receive a personalized voter information card that tells you when, where and ways to vote. You'll be all set!
The CRA updates the information provided to Elections Canada every month. Your authorization remains in effect until you file your next return. Therefore, if you move during this period and you advise the CRA of your new address, the CRA will advise Elections Canada the next time information is provided.
If you tick "No" to one or both questions (or do not make a choice)
- The CRA won't give your information to Elections Canada.
- If your information is already in the Register, Elections Canada will leave it as is.
- If you're eligible to vote but not registered at the correct home address, you'll need to take steps to register when it's time to vote.
About the National Register of Electors
The Register is a permanent list of all Canadians eligible to vote that is updated regularly. It's used in federal elections to create voters lists and to communicate with voters.
Elections Canada shares voter information with most provinces and territories for provincial and territorial elections too, which reduces duplication and saves money.
Elections Canada takes precautions to ensure that the information contained in the Register is kept secure and used for authorized purposes only.