Monday, October 12, 2015

It's not too late to register to vote . . .

How to register to vote . . . 



How do I register to vote?

If you need to register, choose one of these options:

Register online
How: use the Online Voter Registration Service
Deadline: Tuesday, October 13 at 6:00 p.m. (local time)
Proof of name and address accepted: You can register online if you supply the number from one of these accepted cards, and if we have that number on file:
your driver's licence (from any province or territory except Quebec), or
your provincial or territorial ID card (from Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador, Saskatchewan or Yukon)
The online service accepts these cards because we have data-sharing agreements in place with these sources.
Note: The online service works for voters with these types of physical home addresses: civic address (e.g. 123 Main Street), lot and concession address, or STRM address.

Register by mail
How: Request a registration form by calling your local Elections Canada officeget the phone number here.
Deadline: Mail back the form, with a copy of your proof of identity and address, to the office by Tuesday, October 13 at 6:00 p.m. local time
Proof of name and address: Include a photocopy/photocopies of your document(s). If some of the information appears on the back, photocopy both sides. We accept:
one piece of government-issued identification with your photo, name and current address, such as a driver's licence, provincial or territorial ID card, or any other government card with photo, name and current address, or
two pieces of identification from this list of authorized documents: both pieces must show your name and one must also show your current address.


Register in person at your local Elections Canada office
How: Visit your local Elections Canada office – get the address and hours here.
Deadline: Tuesday, October 13 at 6:00 p.m. local time
Proof of name and address: Choose one of the following options:
one piece of government-issued identification with your photo, name and current address, such as a driver's licence, provincial or territorial ID card, or any other government card with photo, name and current address, or
two pieces of identification from this list of authorized documents: both pieces must show your name and one must also show your current address, or
An affidavit signed by you before a person authorized to receive oaths in the province or territory and showing your name and current address of ordinary residence, or

If you cannot provide proof of your current address:
Bring along a person who knows you and lives in the same polling division as you and proof of your identity.
This person must prove their name and address using document(s) listed in option 1 or 2, above.
To register this way, both you and this person must be present.
Register at your advance or election day polling place
It is possible to register at your polling place, just before you vote. But it is easier and faster when you register ahead of time. To register and vote, you must present proof of name and address accepted at the polls – see full list.