Social Media Toolkit
Share accurate information with your community about where, when and the ways to register and vote. You can download these images and copy and paste the text for use on your own social media channels. Our toolkit also includes fun election facts and popular hashtags. For more content, follow Elections Canada's social media channels and share our posts with your community.
I registered to vote! Do the same by registering online at www.elections.ca/register and help make voting faster on election day!
Vote by mail
I applied to vote by mail! It's just one of the ways you can vote in the federal election. Learn about the different options here: https://www.elections.ca/content2.aspx?section=vote&document=index&lang=e
Election Integrity and Security
Canadian elections are protected by all kinds of safeguards to ensure the integrity of the voting process. Read about how Elections Canada prevents voter fraud: https://www.elections.ca/content2.aspx?section=proc&document=index&lang=e#safeguards
Plan to vote
I made a plan to vote! You can do the same by choosing the voting option that works best for you: https://www.elections.ca/content2.aspx?section=vote&document=index&lang=e
Get Official Info
Be careful about information you see online about the electoral process—Get official information on Elections Canada's website: elections.ca
#ItsOurVote #Elections101 #DemocracyChampions
Health and Safety
There are health and safety measures in place to make voting safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit Elections Canada's website to learn more about the options available to you: elections.ca
Elections Canada becomes the largest employer in the country on election day. Make a valuable contribution to democracy—apply to work at the federal election: www.elections.ca/jobs
- During a Canadian federal election, 338 elections take place simultaneously—one in each riding.
- Elections Canada becomes the largest employer in the country on election day. The agency hires about 250,000 people in communities across Canada.
- The Chief Electoral Officer is the only Canadian citizen over the age of 18 who, by law, is not allowed to vote in federal elections.
- 18,350,359 Canadians voted during the 2019 federal election.
- Elections Canada is the longest-standing independent electoral agency in the world. It was created in 1920.
- By law, the minimum length of an election is 37 days. The longest campaign was in 1872 and lasted 78 days.
- Elections Canada conducted its last Canada-wide, door-to-door enumeration more than 20 years ago. Today, the agency maintains a permanent, continually updated database called the National Register of Electors.
- Canadian federal elections are usually held every four years on the third Monday of October, but the Prime Minister can call an election at any time by requesting that the Governor General dissolve Parliament.
- Parliament lowered the official voting age from 21 to 18 in 1970. The change added about 2 million people to the number of those eligible to vote in Canada—the largest increase since women won the right to vote in 1918.
- Eligible Canadian citizens can register to vote at any time—including at their assigned polling station on election day when they go to vote.