Polls are open for 12 hours today.
Go to your assigned polling station on Monday, September 20 and cast a ballot. To find your polling station, check your voter information card when it arrives in the mail or use the Elections Canada search function. You do not need to be registered in advance to vote in a Canadian federal election.
Newfoundland Time 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Atlantic Time 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Eastern Time 9:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Central Time* 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Mountain Time* 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Pacific Time 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
*In Saskatchewan, when daylight saving time is in effect for the rest of the country, voting hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (local time).
Do I need to register?
You can register to vote in person on Election Day or in advance. So while all voters need to be registered, there is no cut-off to register. Use the Online Voter Registration Service to check your status.
Is my employer required to give me time off to vote?
By law, everyone who is eligible to vote must have three consecutive hours to cast their vote on election day. If your hours of work do not allow for three consecutive hours to vote, your employer must give you time off.
Your employer has the right to decide when the time off will be given, and it’s better to start this conversation today!
This rule may not apply if you work in the transportation industry. If you think that your schedule may be tight on Election Day, then vote in advance.