Canada Votes: What you need to know about voting in Montreal

The 42nd federal election is on month away. Eligible voters who want to cast a ballot should be prepared with relevant information before the day.

Important information leading up to the big day

Citizens who want to vote on in the federal election must ensure they are registered. (Chris Young/Canadian Press)

Voting day is coming up for the 42nd federal election. It's time to make sure you're prepared.

Here's what you need to know for voting in Montreal.

Election day: Monday, October 19

Advanced polling dates:
Friday, October 9
Saturday, October 10
Sunday, October 11
Monday, October 12

Are you registered to vote?

Registered voters will receive an information card in the mail by Oct. 1. This card will say when and where to vote in your riding.

You can also check if you're registered on this website or by calling 1-800-463-6868.

If you're not registered, or you want to make changes to your information, you have until 6 p.m. on Oct. 13. After that deadline the only way to update your voter registration is at your polling place on election day. 

How can you register to vote?

You can register by the same website you use to check if you're registered. You can also register to vote by mail or in person at an Elections Canada office, or at your local polling place during voting hours. Details here.

Where is my polling station?

There will be hundreds of polling stations across Montreal. The locations will be mailed to you if you are registered. 

You can also vote at any Elections Canada office in the city. If you choose this, you'll need a special voting kit. More information here.

What about university and college students?

Elections Canada has offices at most university and college campuses in Montreal to register, vote, and get information. Get a full list here.


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