Which address do I use to vote?

As a student, if you vote on campus or at your local Elections Canada office, you have the option to vote using either your home address (where you live when school is not in session – i.e. summers or study breaks) or your address while in school (where you live when school is in session – i.e. residence). The address you choose will determine which riding (local area) you will vote in and which candidates you can vote for.

At vote on campus stations and at Elections Canada offices, you will need to vote using a special ballot. Unlike regular voting ballots, special ballots ask you to individually write in the name of the candidate you are voting for, meaning that you can choose to vote using either your home address or your address while in school, as long as you can provide proof of address (i.e. a lease, a letter of confirmation from your residence, etc.). More information on how you can vote on campus or through your local Elections Canada office is included in “when and where can I vote?”