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Federal By-elections Underway in Lac-Saint-Jean and Sturgeon River–Parkland

Gatineau, Sunday, September 17, 2017

  • Federal by-elections will be held on Monday, October 23, 2017, in the electoral districts of Lac-Saint-Jean (Quebec), and Sturgeon River–Parkland (Alberta) to fill vacancies in the House of Commons.
  • Elections Canada offices in Lac-Saint-Jean and Sturgeon River–Parkland will be open shortly.
  • Canadian citizens in these electoral districts who are at least 18 years old on election day are eligible to vote. To vote in a federal by‑election, an elector's home address must be in the electoral district from the first day of the revision of the voters lists, Wednesday, September 20, 2017, until election day, Monday, October 23, 2017.
  • Electors need to be registered to vote. Most electors are already registered. To check their registration, electors can visit or call us at 1‑800‑463‑6868. Unregistered electors can register at the Elections Canada office in their electoral district, or at the polls just before they vote. 
  • Electors have several voting options to choose from: by mail, in person at an Elections Canada office, at their advance polling station, or at their election day polling place.
  • To vote, electors must show proof of their identity and address. The list of accepted pieces of identification is available online.

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