Frequently Asked Questions on Voting

How do I register to vote?  

Elections Canada has an online voter registration service that you can access  here . You can also register at your polling station – see here for a list of accepted forms of ID for voting.

I recently moved. Am I still registered to vote? 

If you were registered before you moved, you are most likely still registered. It is a good idea to  check online  to see if you need to update your address. If you weren't registered before you moved, you can do so online or at your polling station (see answer above). 

I'm a Canadian living abroad, or I plan to be travelling during the election. How do I vote?

All of this information can be found here !

Where is my polling station?  

If you are a registered voter, you will receive a card in the mail sometime in the lead-up to Election Day that explains where you vote. We'll put a link here to how you can check this information online as soon as it is available. You can also call us at 519-253-9378, and we will get you this information as soon as possible. We can always arrange rides to and from the polls for you.

What do I need to vote?

Please check our list of three potential ways you can identify yourself at the polls here . Please remember that a voter registration card is not a form of identification.

I need a lift to the polls. Can you help?

We are happy to help arrange rides to and from the polls. Give us a call at 519-253-9378 or email us at

I'm in a hospital or long-term care facility. How can I vote?

Elections Canada has information on mobile polling stations and other options here .

I'm a post-secondary student. How and where can I vote?

If you live in two places – one while at school, the other while away from school – choose which one you consider home and use that address to register. You vote for a candidate in the riding where your home address is located.

If you have moved or will be voting for the first time, you may not be correctly registered.  Check, update or complete your registration now .

I'm homeless. How can I vote?

Eligible electors who are homeless or are without a fixed address can still register and vote. Details here .

Can I vote by proxy?

No, but take a look at your options if you will be out of the riding on Election Day here .

I'm in the Canadian Armed Forces. How can I vote?

Elections Canada has information for members of the Canadian Armed Forces and their families here .

Still have questions? Give us a call at 519-253-WEST (9378), send us an email at or contact Elections Canada online or by calling 1-800-463-6868.