As Canadian citizens, you have the right to vote to choose your representative in the House of Commons. We take this right very seriously, and want to encourage everyone to vote in the upcoming Federal General Election this month. We have provided some basic information about voting in Vancouver Granville on this page. For more information, please visit the Elections Canada webpage.
Step 1: Make Sure You are Registered to Vote
You need to be registered to vote. If you have voted before, you likely are already on the voters list. If you have recently moved, or have not voted before, you may not be. You can register to vote or check your voter registration status by clicking on the button on the right.
If you are already registered, you will get your voter card in the mail. You should take this with you to vote.
Don't worry - even if you aren't registered, you can always register in person when you go to vote.
Step 2: Vote!
To vote, you will need correct identification. You have three options:
1) Show one of: your driver's license, or any other government issued ID with your photo, name, and address. In BC, this could include your BC Services Card.
2) Show two pieces of ID (no photo required) which include your name, with at least one of them including your address. For example, you could show your student ID and your voter registration card. You could also show a bank statement and a utility bill. To learn more about what counts as acceptable ID, click here!
3) If you don't have any of the ID listed above, you can bring someone to help you make a declaration. The person must be registered to the same polling station as you, and have one of the two forms of ID listed above. You will declare your name and address, and they will confirm that you are who you say you are.
There are four ways to vote. We've provided information on all four below:
*Voting at an Elections Canada Office is by Special Ballot. You will need to write in the name of your preferred candidate in your riding, and will not be given a list. You must know the candidate's name and the correct spelling.
If you need additional information, feel free to contact our office. If you need assistance getting to your polling station, give our office a call and we will make sure you get there.