To vote, you must be a Canadian citizen, be at least 18 years old on election day, and prove your identity and address.
The only remaining way to vote in this election is at your assigned polling station on Monday, October 21. Canadians living abroad can vote by mail. The deadline to apply to vote by mail was Tuesday October 15.
The first ballots were cast at 8:30 a.m. local time in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick, and the last will be cast at 7 p.m. PT (10 p.m. ET) in British Columbia.
Canadians living abroad
If you received a special ballot voting kit, be sure to return your marked ballot to us by 6:00 p.m., Eastern time, on election day, Monday, October 21.
Here are the voting hours for each time zone. All times are local.
- Newfoundland — 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- Atlantic — 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
- Eastern — 9:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
- Manitoba — 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
- Alberta, Sas. and NW Territories — 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
- Pacific — 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Polls in Newfoundland and Labrador will close at 7 p.m. ET — and all polls will be closed by 10 p.m. ET.
First results for areas where polls are closed will be available starting shortly after 7 p.m. ET. Once the polls are closed, we will track the results live.
Next Election Day
The Canada Elections Act states that a federal election must be held on the third Monday of October in the fourth calendar year following the previous federal election.
As last election was on October 19, 2015, the fixed election date is October 21, 2019, all things being equal, next election will be October 16, 2023.