Ways to vote in the by-election on March 4, 2024
By-elections will be held on March 4, 2024, in the riding (electoral district) of Durham (Ontario).
To vote, you must be a Canadian citizen, be at least 18 years old on election day, prove your identity and address and live in the riding from January 29, 2024, to election day.
If your home is in this riding as of January 29, 2024, and you are eligible to vote, you can:
- Vote on election day at your assigned polling station
- Vote on advance polling days at your assigned polling station
- Vote early at your local Elections Canada office
- Vote by mail
To vote, you must be registered. Check to see if you are registered.
Vote on election day at your assigned polling station
Polls are open for 12 hours on election day, Monday, March 4: 8:30 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
Vote on advance polling days at your assigned polling station
Note: Advance polls are now closed. If you have not yet voted, please do so on election day.
Polls are open for 12 hours on advance polling days, Friday, February 23; Saturday, February 24; Sunday, February 25; and Monday, February 26: 9 a.m.–9 p.m.
If you're registered, you should receive a voter information card in the mail. It tells you where and when you can vote. You can also use the Voter Information Service to find out where to vote.
Vote early at your local Elections Canada office
Note: The deadline to apply to vote at your local Elections Canada office has passed. If you have not already applied to vote by special ballot, please vote on election day.
You can vote at your local Elections Canada office anytime between now and February 27, 6 p.m.
Make sure to bring your proof of identity and address.
You will vote using the special ballot process.
Local office address
855-991 Taunton Road East, Unit B9 Oshawa, Ontario L1K 0Z7 Tel.: 1-866-238-7024 Fax.: 1-888-278-8314
Hours of operation
Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Vote by mail
Note: The deadline to apply to vote by mail has passed. If you have not already applied, please vote on election day.
If it is more convenient for you, you can apply online to vote by special ballot and return it by mail.
Apply as soon as possible to allow time for your special ballot voting kit to reach you and for you to return your completed ballot to Elections Canada by election day.
If you think your ballot will not arrive on time, you can drop it off at your local Elections Canada office until polls close in your riding.
The deadline to apply online to vote by special ballot is Tuesday, February 27, 6 p.m. (Eastern time).
Want to vote by special ballot but can't apply online?
You can apply at your Elections Canada office. You can also mail or fax a paper application. If you live abroad, forms may be available at most Canadian embassies, high commissions or consulates. Contact the one closest to you to confirm which forms are available.
If you apply at your Elections Canada office, the deadline to do so is Tuesday, February 27, 6 p.m. (local time).
Learn more about special ballot voting.
Assistance at home for electors with a disability
Electors who are unable to read or unable to vote using the special ballot process because of a disability may, upon request, vote at home. Electors who request to vote at home must meet the criteria outlined in the Canada Elections Act, and all other voting options (including voting by special ballot) must have been considered beforehand.
Contact your Elections Canada office before Tuesday, February 27, 6 p.m., if you or someone you know requires this service.