Here’s everything you need to know about how to vote on Election Day
Published Thursday, October 10, 2019 11:14AM CST
Last Updated Thursday, October 17, 2019 11:52AM CST
If this is your first time voting in a federal election, you’ve come to the right place. Below is a list of everything you need to know before you head out to the polls on Election Day.
To register and vote in the federal election you must:
- Be a Canadian citizen
- Be at least 18 years old on the day of the election
- Prove your identity and address
Questions to ask:
- Am I registered at my current address?
- Has my voter information card come in the mail? If yes, you’re registered to vote. If not, you may not be registered, or your information may not be up to date. Visit elections.ca or call 1-800-463-6868 to update your voter information.
- Do I know my riding? To see a breakdown of the ridings in the Regina area, click here.
Make a plan to vote:
- At your polling station on Oct. 21. Your assigned polling station will remain open for 12 hours.
- By mail, deadlines apply.
Proving your ID:
- Option 1: Driver’s license or any other government issued ID with your photo, name and current address.
- Option 2: Two pieces of ID, both with your name and one with your current address. Example: Voter information card and bank statement, or utility bill and student ID card.
- Option 3: You can vote if you declare your identity and address in writing, and have someone who knows you and is also assigned to your polling station verify the information you provide. The voucher must prove their identity and address.
- For information about the accessibility of your polling station, visit elections Canada.ca or call 1-800-463-6868 or 1-800-361-8935. To request assistance at your polling station in advance, call the Elections Canada office in your riding prior to Oct. 15.
Tools available on Election Day:
- Bigger ballot with names in large print
- Braille lists of candidates
- Large-grip pencil
- Tactile and braille voting template
- Assistance marking your ballot