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).
Not registered? You can still register when you go to vote at your assigned polling station. Click here to find your assigned polling station.
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.
Vote at any Elections Canada office
The deadline to vote an an Elections Canada offices was Tuesday, October 15.
On select campuses across Canada
Voting on select campuses took place from October 5 to October 9.
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:
- as a member of the Canadian Forces
- at your retirement or long-term care home
- in an acute care facility
- in your correctional institution
- as electors with other voting needs
Frequently asked questions
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.
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?
I'm a member of the Canadian Forces. How do I vote?
There are special procedures for Canadian Forces voting. Learn more here.