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Special Ballot Voting for Local Electors in Their Riding

You reside in Canada and will be in your riding during the election, but you cannot or do not want to go to an advance or election day poll to vote.

You can apply to vote by special ballot either by mail or fax or in person at an Elections Canada office in your riding. Download an application form or contact an Elections Canada office in your riding and ask for a paper application form.

You can apply as soon as the election is called until 6:00 p.m., local time, on the Tuesday before election day. To vote, you must prove your identity and address. See the options available to prove your identity and address. If you are applying by mail or fax, you must include copies of your proof of identity and address. Do not send original documents.

If you are voting in person at an Elections Canada office, you can drop your ballot in a ballot box immediately after voting or leave with your ballot and return it by the close of the polls on election day. A ballot received by fax or email cannot be counted.

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