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Apply to vote by mail

Eligible electors can apply to vote by special ballot. With a special ballot, you can vote by mail from anywhere in the world.

If you live in Canada, you may apply once an election is under way.

If you live abroad, you may apply anytime – click the button below:

Get a special ballot application form
Apply to vote by mail

By-elections will be held on April 3, 2017 in the electoral districts of:

  • Saint-Laurent (Quebec)
  • Markham–Thornhill (Ontario)
  • Ottawa–Vanier (Ontario)
  • Calgary Heritage (Alberta)
  • Calgary Midnapore (Alberta)

The deadline to apply to vote by mail has passed; it was March 28, 2017 at 6:00 p.m., Eastern Time.

If you have not already applied to vote by mail, please vote at your election day polling place on April 3, 2017.

If you have a special ballot, return it before the deadline: your marked special ballot must be received by Elections Canada by Monday, April 3, 2017. Follow the instructions in your special ballot voting kit regarding when and where to return your marked ballot.

Your options for applying to vote by mail depend on your situation. Apply to vote by mail to see your options.