Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
When and How to Vote

Voting on October 21

1. Find your polling station: Your polling station will be listed on a Voter Information Card you will receive in the mail about 2 weeks before Election Day; check if you are registered to vote or update your address here. You can also find your polling station online right here.

2. Get prepared: Gather a piece of government-issued photo ID and your Voter Information Card, if you have it. You do NOT need to have your Voter Information Card with you to vote. While you’re at it, gather your kids, relatives, friends and neighbours too! If you are driving, offer a space in your car to anyone you know who might have trouble getting to the polls.

3. Head to the polls: Once you get there, join the line to perform your civic duty! Make friends with the Canadians around you while you wait – they are all there to strengthen our democracy just like you.

Polls are open for 12 hours across the country on Election Day. Check your voting times by time zone here:

Newfoundland: 8:30am – 8:30pm
Atlantic: 8:30am – 8:30pm
Eastern: 9:30am – 9:30pm
Central: 8:30am – 8:30pm
Mountain: 7:30am – 7:30pm
Pacific: 7:00am – 7:00pm

Voting Early – 4 Easy Ways

1. Vote on advance polling days

You can vote at your assigned polling station from 9am to 9pm local time on Friday, October 11 through Monday, October 14.  

Days in blue conflict with Shabbat and Sukkot, so be sure to plan your trip accordingly:

Friday, October 11
Saturday, October 12
Sunday, October 13
Monday, October 14

Find your advance polling station on the Voter Information Card you will receive in the mail, or call Elections Canada at 1-800-463-6868.

2. Vote at any Elections Canada office

You can vote in person at any Elections Canada office for most of the election period. Click here to find the location closest to you.

The final day to vote at an Elections Canada office is Tuesday, October 15, which conflicts with Sukkot. If you’re observing, you’ll want to vote before Sunday, October 13!

3. Vote by mail

Early birds, this will be the most hassle-free way to cast your ballot.

To vote by mail during the campaign period, apply online or at any Elections Canada office before Tuesday, October 15. Click here to apply.

We recommend applying before October 11 if you will be observing the holidays listed previously. 

Want to take things one step further? Become a campaign volunteer for the candidate you support! CJPAC makes it easy. Click here to learn more.

4. Vote on campus

There are over 115 campus voting locations across the country. Click here to see if your campus has one of them.

If your campus has a voting location, you can cast your ballot early from Saturday, October 5 to Wednesday, October 9. 

An important note: You must be registered to vote (this can happen when you go to vote) in the riding where you vote. If you consider campus home, then voting on campus is a great choice for you. If you consider a different address home, then voting by mail will be a better option. Jump down to #3 to learn how.

Voting from Abroad

Voting from abroad? No problem. Choose option #3 above – voting by mail.  We recommend applying as soon as possible as you will need to account for shipping time.