2018 Provincial Election: How to Vote

2018 Provincial Election: How to Vote

There are many ways to vote in a general election or by-election. You can choose the option that works best for you. You can only vote once in an election.

There are three simple steps to making voting as easy as possible:

  • Use e-Registration to  confirm, update or add your information to the Voters List.
  • Check your Voter Information Card when it arrives in the mail for details of when and where you can vote.
  • Vote using one of the methods explained below.

To vote, you will need to bring identification that shows your name and residential address. If you are on the Voters List, bring your Voter Information Card and a piece of identification that shows your name. If you are not on the Voters List, bring a piece of identification that shows both your name and residential address.

Before election day at your returning office

You can choose to vote in person by special ballot at your local returning office from the day after the election is called until 6:00 P.M. (Eastern Time) the day before election day.

By special ballot

All eligible electors can vote by special ballot. There are several ways to do this:

  • In person, at your returning office
  • By mail
  • By home visit if you have a disability and require assistance
  • By hospital visit in participating hospitals during a general election only


Before election day at an advance poll

You can vote before election day by going to an advance voting location in your electoral district.

Typically, advance voting locations are open for 10 days during a general election and seven days during a by-election. Advance voting locations are open from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).

Advance voting locations are based on your electoral district. You may not vote at an advance voting location in another electoral district. During an election period, you can find your advance voting locations:

If you choose to vote at an advance poll, you will be asked to take an oath and sign a document to confirm you will vote only once.

On election day (June 7, 2018)

You can vote in person on election day from 9:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. (Eastern Time) at your assigned voting location. To find your voting location, check your Voter Information Card, use our Voter Information service, which will become available after a general election or by-election has been called, or contact us.