Registration – By-election on March 4, 2024
To register and vote in the federal by-election, you must be a Canadian citizen, be at least 18 years old on election day, prove your identity and address and have lived in the riding (electoral district) in which you are voting since January 29, 2024.
How do I register to vote in the federal by-election in my riding?
There are many ways to register to vote.
- You can register and vote at your local Elections Canada office by February 27, 6 p.m., or
- You can register at your assigned polling station when you go to vote on advance polling days or on election day. Make sure to bring accepted ID.
Am I registered to vote in the federal by-election in my riding?
Check online to see if you're registered at your current address to vote in the federal by-election.
If you can't check online, call us to ask if you're registered.
Registered voters should get a voter information card in the mail at the address we have on file for them. The card confirms that you are registered and tells you when and where to vote.
Most eligible voters are already registered in the National Register of Electors, the permanent database of Canadians qualified to vote in federal elections and by-elections.
Why register before the election?
To vote in a federal by-election, you must be registered on the list of electors. You can register when you go to vote. If you register in advance, you should get a voter information card in the mail. It tells you where and when you can vote.
Bring your voter information card with you, along with accepted ID, to make the voting process easier.
Your voter information card:
- shows election workers that your registration is up to date
- shows a polling number to help election workers direct you to the right table
How do I update my voter information?
You can update your address using the Online Voter Registration Service. For other changes, including a name change, visit your Elections Canada office by Tuesday, February 27, 6 p.m. You will need to bring proof of your address and proof of your previous name, and of your current name.
You can also update your voter information at your assigned polling station before you vote on advance polling days or on election day.
What ID do I need to register?
You must prove your identity and address to register and vote in a federal election.
Who is eligible to register and vote?
To register and vote in a federal election, you must:
- be a Canadian citizen
- be at least 18 years old on election day
- have been a resident in the riding in which you are voting since January 29, 2024
- prove your identity and address