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Federal election now underway

  The 43rd federal general election is currently underway.

    Officials at Elections Canada, the independent, non-partisan body that oversees elections and reports directly to Parliament, say electors have many options to vote.

Electors may vote at their assigned polling station on election day (Monday, October 21) or during advance polling days (Friday, October 11 to Monday, October 14). They can also vote at any Elections Canada office across Canada or by mail (deadlines apply).

    Elections Canada offices are now open in each of the 338 federal electoral districts. Electors can visit any Elections Canada office to get information, register, or vote.

    All Canadian citizens who are at least 18 years old on election day are eligible to vote.

    To vote, they must:

        Be registered. Most electors are already registered. To check if they are registered, register or update their address information, electors can visit elections.ca/register, visit any Elections Canada office across Canada, or call us at 1-800-463-6868. Electors can register at any time between now and October 15, 6:00 p.m. If they miss this deadline, they can register at the polls on election day, just before they vote.

        Show proof of their identity and address. There are many different pieces of identification that can be used to prove identity and address. The full list is available online.

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