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There are four main ways to vote: on election day, on one of four advance voting days, at any Elections Canada office, or by mail.
If you live in a long-term care facility or cannot leave home because of a physical disability, you may be able to vote another way.
Long-term care facilities or hospital wards
Elections Canada sets up mobile polling stations in some long-term care facilities and hospital wards. If needed, the ballot box can be transported from room to room to make voting easier. The administrator of your facility will tell you if a mobile poll is scheduled to be set up there.
Voting at home
Elections Canada offers voting at home, in the presence of an election worker and a witness, for voters who cannot go to the local Elections Canada office or mark their ballot at a polling place because of a disability.
In order to vote at home, there are specific circumstances you have to meet. You also need to register to vote by special ballot. Please contact them before 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 13 to register if you or a family member needs this service.
Remember, no matter how you choose to vote, you have to prove your identity and address. Check to see what ID is accepted.
Did you know?
Elections Canada tasks returning officers with securing polling places that provide level access in addition to other accessibility features. In so doing, returning officers use our new Polling Locations Accessibility Checklist to evaluate the accessibility of potential sites prior to the election.
This checklist contains 35 criteria, 15 of which are mandatory. This means a site must meet these 15 criteria, at a minimum, to be considered accessible.
You can find out how many criteria your polling place meets on your voter information card, in our Voter Information Service by entering your postal code, or by calling us.
When you go to vote, either your site will have an automatic door opener or an election officer will be at the door to provide assistance. Please let this person know how they can help.
Read Accessible Options from Elections Canada for further details.