Image for Everything you need to vote in the 2015 federal election
Avatar image of Laura Tribe
Canada Free Expression Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Privacy Privacy Deficit Free & Open Internet

Everything you need to vote in the 2015 federal election

It’s finally here! After the longest campaign in Canadian history, it’s time to cast your vote. For some of you, this may be routine. But for others, this may be your first time voting! In either case, we’ve put together a list of resources from Elections Canada to make sure you have the information you need to be able to vote in Canada’s 2015 federal election. All of the information below is taken directly from the Elections Canada website. If at any point you are uncertain about any of the details we, or anyone else, have provided you with about voting, please always check directly with Elections Canada.

Elections Canada Website:

Elections Canada Phone: 1-800-463-6868

Who is eligible to vote?

According to Elections Canada, you are eligible to vote if you:

  • are a Canadian citizen

  • are at least 18 years old on election day

  • can prove your identity and address

How can you vote?

There are four ways:

WHEN and WHERE can you vote?

Enter your address into the Voter Information Service, to find your local polling station, and Elections Canada office.

Vote by mail:

You can vote at your local Elections Canada office: 

Advanced voting takes place over four days:

  • Friday, October 9, from noon - 8 p.m. local time

  • Saturday, October 10, from noon - 8 p.m. local time

  • Sunday, October 11, from noon - 8 p.m. local time

  • Monday, October 12, from noon - 8 p.m. local time

Election day:

  • Monday, October 19 - opening hours vary across the country. Check your Voter Information Card for more info.

Is this your first time voting, or are you a student living away from home?

Here’s what you need to know.

Aren’t sure if you’re registered to vote?

No problem! Check here.

What kinds of identification do you need to bring with you?

Here’s a list of identification that will be accepted when voting in person.

Living abroad and want to vote in the Canadian election?

Here’s what you need to know.

Have more questions?

Elections Canada has the answers! Check out their handy FAQ, for all you need to know.

If you're still not certain, give them a call at 1-800-463-6868.


The reproduction of the above images are copies of promotional icons that are published by Elections Canada. The reproduction has not been produced in affiliation with, or with the endorsement of Elections Canada.