Justin Trudeau officially set the stage for the 44th federal general election on September 20, 2021, when he dissolved the parliament on August 15th.
Elections Canada has announced that they will be opening offices in each of the 338 federal electoral districts.
All Canadian citizens who are at least 18 years old on election day are eligible to vote and those who do not want to vote in person during the COVID-19 pandemic can vote by mail.
In-person voting options:
- Assigned polling station on Election day (Monday, September 20, 2021)
- Assigned polling station on Advance polling days ( Friday, September 10, Saturday, September 11, Sunday, September 12, Monday, September 13)
- at Elections Canada offices (vote before Tuesday, September 14, 6:00 p.m.)
Those who want to vote by mail should request mail-in ballots (vote by special ballot) online or at any Elections Canada office across Canada.
The deadline to apply for the special ballot is Tuesday, September 14, 6:00 p.m.
Deadline to apply to vote by mail:
- If you apply online or to Elections Canada in Ottawa: on Tuesday, September 14, 6:00 p.m. Eastern time.
- If you apply to a local Elections Canada office: on Tuesday September 14, 6:00 p.m. local time.
Election Canada says one must apply as soon as possible to allow time for your special ballot voting kit to reach you, and for your marked ballot to reach Elections Canada by election day, Monday, September 20.
Deadline for Elections Canada to receive your marked ballot:
- If you are voting by special ballot from inside your riding, Elections Canada must receive your marked ballot by the time polls close in your riding.
- If you are voting by special ballot from outside of your riding, , Elections Canada must receive your marked ballot by election day, 6:00 p.m., Eastern time.