Elections Canada

Elections Canada

May 13, 2014 16:03 ET

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

GATINEAU, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - May 13, 2014) -

- Any Canadian elector eligible to vote in the June 30 by-elections in Fort McMurray-Athabasca (Alberta), Macleod (Alberta), Scarborough-Agincourt (Ontario) or Trinity-Spadina (Ontario) may vote by special ballot. This means that they can vote
by mail, or vote in person at their local Elections Canada office.

- Electors should apply as soon as possible. They can get a special ballot application online, request one by calling Elections Canada or pick one up at a local Elections Canada office or Canadian diplomatic or consular office.

  • Applications to vote by special ballot must be received by the deadline on June 24, 2014:

    • at any local Elections Canada office by 6:00 p.m. local time, or

    • at Elections Canada in Ottawa by 6:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

  • Once we approve an application, we issue a special ballot voting kit with instructions and a blank special ballot.

  • Marked ballots must be received by the deadline on June 30, 2014:

    • for electors voting inside their electoral district: at their local Elections Canada office by the time polls close locally

    • for electors voting outside their electoral district: at Elections Canada in Ottawa by 6:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

"Any qualified elector may vote by mail. We encourage Canadians around the world to apply now for their special ballot," says Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand.

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