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Deadline Approaches to Apply to Vote by Mail or
at an Elections Canada Office

Gatineau , Friday, October 13, 2017

Voting at an Elections Canada office:

  • Electors may drop in and vote at the Elections Canada office in their riding. Offices are open seven days a week.
  • Local Elections Canada office contact information:
  • The deadline to apply to vote at an Elections Canada office is 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17.

Voting by mail:

  • Electors who want to vote by mail should apply as soon as possible.
  • Electors can apply online to vote by mail. Alternatively, they can mail in a paper application form. Forms are available at any Canadian mission abroad, at Elections Canada offices, or by calling 1-800-463-6868.
  • Applications submitted online or to Elections Canada in Ottawa must be received by 6:00 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, October 17. Applications submitted to local Elections Canada offices are due by 6:00 p.m. local time on Tuesday, October 17.
  • Once Elections Canada accepts an elector's application, we mail the elector a special ballot voting kit.
  • Electors must allow time for their voting kit to reach them and for their marked ballot to reach Elections Canada by the election day deadline.

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