More than two million Canadians hit the polls during the Thanksgiving weekend advance voting period.
The Federal Election takes place on Monday, October 19, 2015.
You will vote to elect a member of Parliament to represent you in the House of Commons. He or she will debate and pass laws on your behalf.
You can vote if:
- you are a Canadian citizen
- you are at least 18 years old on election day
- you can prove your identity and address
Check your voter information card sent to you by mail for advance poll locations. You can also visit http://www.elections.ca/Scripts/vis/FindED?L=e&PAGEID=20 and simply type in your postal code.
Make sure to bring one piece of government-issued ID with your photo, name and address when you vote (a drivers license works best).
If you don’t have a drivers license, you can bring two pieces of ID. Both pieces must have your name, and one must also have your address. For example, your health card plus a utility bill. [ELECTIONS.CA]