Can I Vote by Mail? How does it work?

Any eligible voter can choose to vote by mail rather than traveling to a physical polling station. Once you apply, Elections Canada will mail you a special ballot voting kit, along with a set of instructions outlining how to fill it out. Voters must then place their ballot in the provided envelope, sign the outer envelope, and mail it back to Elections Canada (it is free to mail your ballot).

It’s also important to remember that Elections Canada must receive your mail-in ballot by Election Day, so be sure to fill out as soon as possible after you receive it. CASA recommends that you put your ballot in the mail no later than 7 days before Election Day.

DISCLAIMER: Once you apply to vote by mail, you are no longer eligible to vote at a physical polling station or Elections Canada office.