As election day nears, Canadians are gearing up to cast their votes for the upcoming Federal Election. We know what a blessing it is to be born in or have immigrated to a country that values all religions, cultures and voices – so we’re reminding everyone to #ShareHalal and make their voice heard on Election Day! To help you with your civic duty, we’ve created this guide for everything you need to know before the big day.

What you need to know before voting

  • Vote at your local Elections Canada office any time before Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. You can find your local office here.
  • Advance polling dates are: Oct 11, Oct 12, Oct 13 and Oct 14.
  • Election day is October 21st.

Steps to ensure you can vote:

1. Make sure you are registered at your current address. You can check your registration information here. Please ensure you check this information before October 15th.

Watch for your voter information card in the mail. If you haven’t received your voter information card you can check your advanced polling and election day locations here.

2. If you don’t have your voter information card, you can call the 1-800 number (1-800-463-6868) or visit an Elections Canada office. If you’ve changed your address or have other information to update, you can do it online now.

3. Bring a piece of valid ID with you that clearly states proof of your current address. Here is the full list of ID’s accepted. 

Ensuring you’re registered and getting to the polls early to avoid any hiccups will make your experience that much better! Remember, employers are required to let you vote and many school’s offer their campuses as poll stations – so there are no excuses not to get out and vote!

If you haven’t already, make sure you do your research and read up on all parties before casting your vote! You can find out who is running in your electoral district here by searching on the Elections Canada website with your postal code.

P.s – as much as we’d love your #ElectionDaySelfies, taking photography at the polls is strictly prohibited. BUT we’d love to hear about your voting experience in the comments below.