YOUR VOTE COUNTS!
2021 Election “SPECIAL BALLOT – VOTE by MAIL”
WHO: All Canadian citizens, 18 and over on the day of the election, are eligible to vote by “Special Ballot” or “Vote by Mail”.
WHAT: A “Special Ballot or Vote by Mail” can be requested by all Canadians who will be outside of Canada on election day OR Persons not wishing to attend a public “Voting Station”.
WHERE: To vote by mail anywhere in Canada, you must first apply for a Mail-in Voter’s kit either online or at any Elections Canada office. Are you eligible to vote? – Elections Canada
Once you have applied for a “Special Ballot” or “Vote by Mail” you are no longer able to go to a polling station in person.
WHEN: Application must be made before 6:00 PM, September 14/2021 to receive your Mail-in Voter’s kit. The kit includes a ballot and a pre-addressed envelope with prepaid postage. It is important your ballot is correctly filled in and POSTMARKED before polls close in your area to be counted as a VOTE.
WHY: Eligible voters have been able to choose the “Special Ballot” option in previous Canadian elections. This time, due to Covid/Pandemic-related concerns and hesitations, Elections Canada expects to have 2 to 5 million Voter’s kit requests, compared to only 50,000 in previous elections.
HOW: When you receive your “Special Ballot” you will notice the candidate for your area is not on the ballot. Elections Canda left a blank space, allowing you to fill in your chosen candidate. You are not required to add the Party of the candidate. If you only mark down the Party in the blank space your vote will NOT be counted.
To find the name of Candidates in your riding check the Elections Canada directory at the following link:
*With the large number of Mail-in Ballots this election, it is more important than ever to meet the “Ballot returning deadline” ensuring your vote is counted and YOUR vote counts!