Are you registered to vote?
Most Canadians who are eligible to vote (Canadian citizens at least 18 years old) are already registered in the National Register of Electors, which is used to create the lists of electors. To check if you are registered, or to register or update your address information, please use the Online Voter Registration Service.
Why register in advance?
To vote in a federal election, you must be registered on the list of electors. You can register at the polls when you go to vote, but if you register in advance at the right address, you will receive a voter information card in the mail when a federal election is called. The voter information card tells you when, where and the ways to vote. An up-to-date registration will also make the voting process faster.
Other ways to register or update your information
- On your tax return every year, check the Elections Canada boxes. Even if you're already registered, it's an easy way to keep your registration up to date.
- By mail. Contact us and we'll send you a voter registration form by mail, email or fax. We can also send you the form to correct your information.
- At your local Elections Canada office or your polling place when you go to vote. This option is available only after a general election or by-election has been called in your riding.
Register of Future Electors
If you are a Canadian Citizen aged 14 to 17, you can register in the Register of Future Electors. Contact us and we'll send you a registration form by mail, email or fax.
For Canadians living abroad
The registration process is different for Canadians living abroad
Canadians living abroad
Canadians who are eligible to vote and live abroad can register in the International Register of Electors.
For more information, check out the Registration and Voting Process for Canadians Who Live Abroad.