Elections Canada

Elections Canada

February 08, 2012 11:38 ET

Canadians Can Vote by Mail: Special Ballot Voting Accommodates Electors Who Are Travelling or Temporarily Living Outside Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 8, 2012) -

-- Any Canadian elector in Toronto-Danforth (Ontario) can vote by special ballot.

-- Applications are available online, by phone or in person at the local Elections Canada office and Canadian diplomatic or consular offices.

-- Applications must be received by Elections Canada before 6:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. Electors are encouraged to fax their applications or take them to the local Elections Canada office where the by-election is being held.

-- Once an application is approved, the elector is issued a voting kit with full instructions and a special ballot. The ballot must be received at Elections Canada in Ottawa before 6:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on election day. Electors voting by special ballot in their own riding must return the special ballot to the local Elections Canada office before the polls close locally.

"We encourage Canadians around the world to pick up an application for the mail-in special ballot, now available at any Canadian diplomatic or consular office, or download the form from our website," says Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand.

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