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Elections Canada

March 02, 2017 15:05 ET

There are several ways to vote in federal by-elections

GATINEAU, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - March 2, 2017) -

For the by-elections now underway in Calgary Heritage (Alberta), Calgary Midnapore (Alberta), Markham-Thornhill (Ontario), Ottawa-Vanier (Ontario) and Saint-Laurent (Quebec), electors can choose the voting option that best suits their schedule. They can vote:

  • on election day, on Monday, April 3.
  • at advance polls on Friday, March 24; Saturday, March 25; Sunday, March 26; or Monday, March 27.
  • in person at an Elections Canada office, if they apply before 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28.
  • by mail. Electors must apply to vote by mail before 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28.
    • Application forms are available online, as well as at any Elections Canada office or Canadian mission abroad. They can also be requested by calling 1-800-463-6868.
    • Electors can mail in a paper application or submit their application online.
    • Electors voting by mail should plan ahead. They must allow time for their voting kit to reach them and for their marked ballot to return to Elections Canada.
    • Marked ballots must be received by the election day deadline or they will not be counted. Visit elections.ca for more details.
  • To vote, electors must show proof of identity and address. The list of accepted pieces of identification is online.
  • Some pieces of identification used at provincial and municipal elections may not meet federal election requirements.
  • Voting and identification rules are different for Canadian Forces electors, incarcerated electors and Canadian electors who live abroad.

Elections Canada is an independent body set up by Parliament.

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