Federal Election
Monday, October 21

Ways to vote

To vote, you must be a Canadian citizen, be at least 18 years old on election day, and prove your identity and address.

The only remaining way to vote in this election is at your assigned polling station on Monday, October 21.

Vote on election day

Vote at your assigned polling station on Monday, October 21. Polls will be open for 12 hours (hours vary by province).

To find your polling station, check your voter information card or use our Voter Information Service.

Not registered? You can still register when you go to vote at your assigned polling station. Click here to find your assigned polling station.

Know the difference between federal and provincial voting in B.C.

Vote on advance polling days

Advance polling days were October 11 to October 14. You can still vote at your assigned polling station on election day.

To find your polling station, check your voter information card or use our Voter Information Service.

Vote at any Elections Canada office

The deadline to vote an an Elections Canada offices was Tuesday, October 15.

You can still vote at your assigned polling station on election day. To find your polling station, check your voter information card or use our Voter Information Service.

On select campuses across Canada

Voting on select campuses took place from October 5 to October 9.

You can still vote at your assigned polling station on election day. To find your polling station, check your voter information card or use our Voter Information Service.

Vote by mail

The deadline to apply to vote by mail was Tuesday, October 15. If you received a special ballot voting kit, be sure to return your marked ballot to us by 6:00 p.m., Eastern time, on election day, Monday, October 21.

Other ways to vote

Other ways to vote included:

Frequently asked questions

Can I vote before election day?

No.  The only remaining way to vote in the election is at your assigned polling station in your riding on election day, October 21. To find your polling station, check your voter information card or use our Voter Information Service.

I'm a Canadian living abroad. How do I vote?

Canadians living abroad can vote by mail. The deadline to apply to vote by mail was Tuesday October 15.

If you received a special ballot voting kit, be sure to return your marked ballot to us by 6:00 p.m., Eastern time, on election day, Monday, October 21.

When is the federal election?

The Canada Elections Act states that a federal election must be held on the third Monday of October in the fourth calendar year following the previous federal election. As the last election was on October 19, 2015, the fixed election date is October 21, 2019.

Where do I vote?

On election day, you will vote at an assigned polling station in your riding.

To find out where your assigned polling station is located:

Who is eligible to vote?

To vote in the federal election, you must:

  • be a Canadian citizen
  • be at least 18 years old on election day, October 21
  • prove your identity and address

What ID do I need to vote?

See your options and the full list of ID accepted at the polls.

If you don't have accepted ID, you can still vote if you sign a solemn declaration confirming your identity and address and have someone who knows you and who is assigned to your polling station vouch for you. Learn more about the solemn declaration

Is my polling station accessible?

All electors are assigned to polling stations for election day. Make sure your assigned polling stations meet your accessibility needs by:

I'm a member of the Canadian Forces. How do I vote?

There are special procedures for Canadian Forces voting. Learn more here.