Federal Election Monday, September 20

Health and safety measures

Your health and safety is our priority.

During the election, we want to make sure electors and election workers are safe. Elections Canada has put in place health and safety measures aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19 in polling places and in Elections Canada offices.

Health and safety measures may vary by province or territory. Stay informed and follow public health advice. Contact your local public health authorities for more information.

At your polling station, poll workers will be wearing masks. There will also be:

  • Hand sanitizer stations
  • Clear physical distancing markers
  • Only one poll worker per desk behind a plexiglass barrier

When you go vote, don't forget:

  • Wear a mask
  • We will provide you with a single-use pencil to mark your ballot, or you can bring your own pen or pencil
  • Practice physical distancing: stay at least two metres away from voters and poll workers

When you go to an Elections Canada office, we will ask for your name and telephone number for an Entry Register. At polling places, it will only be collected if required by the provincial, territorial or local public health authority. Providing this information is voluntary, and we will share it with public health authorities only if requested.

If you have tested positive for or have symptoms of COVID-19, or if you have been in contact with someone who has the virus, apply to vote by mail.

Transcript

Transcript

Visual: Federal Election appears. Fades to black.

Narrator (voice-over): Federal election.

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Super: Elections Canada provides a safe environment for workers and electors.

Narrator: Elections Canada provides a safe environment for workers and electors.

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Super: When you vote, all poll workers will be wearing protective equipment. There will also be:

Narrator: When you vote, all poll workers will be wearing protective equipment. There will also be:

Visual: Transitions to bottle of hand sanitizer.

Super: hand sanitizer stations,

Narrator: hand sanitizer stations,

Visual: Transition to X in a circle on the left, another X in a circle on the right. They are separated by a double-sided arrow and the words "2 metres" are above.

Super: clear physical distancing markers,

Narrator: clear physical distancing markers,

Visual: Transition to two poll workers at desk, one is only in outline, the other is wearing a mask.

Super: only one poll worker per table.

Narrator: only one poll worker per table.

Visual: Transitions to a face mask.

Super: Don't forget to wear a mask.

Narrator: Don't forget to wear a mask.

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Super: You can bring your own pencil to mark your ballot.

Narrator: You can bring your own pencil to mark your ballot.

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Super: Your health and safety is our priority.

Narrator: Your health and safety is our priority.

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Super: Stay safe. Vote safe.

Narrator: Stay safe. Vote safe.

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Super: elections.ca - Get the official information on voting and the health and safety measures in place

Narrator: Visit elections.ca for the official information on voting and the health and safety measures in place.

Visual: Fades to black. A large X appears with the campaign tagline "It's Our Vote". The tagline fades while the X flies off to settle into the X in the Elections Canada logo which appears on screen. The URL elections.ca appears on screen, followed by the toll-free number 1-800-463-6868 and the TTY number 1-800-361-8935.

Super: X It's Our Vote

Elections Canada logo "elections.ca" 1-800-463-6868 - TTY 1-800-361-8935

Narrator: Or call 1-800-463-6868. TTY 1-800-361-8935.

To learn more, check out our Frequently Asked Questions or call us at 1-800-463-6868 or 1-800-361-8935 (TTY).