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June 8, 2015

2015 Federal Elections: Let’s start at the beginning

To vote, you must first be registered in the National Register of Electors, the permanent database of Canadians eligible to vote in federal elections.

Most eligible voters are already registered in the National Register of Electors. However, if you have moved, recently become a Canadian citizen, will be voting for the first time or are a student living away from home, we encourage you to check, update or complete your registration now, using Elections Canada’s Online Voter Registration Service. It is easy and will save you time when you go to vote.

For past EWC participants who are students and reside in two places – one while attending school and another for the rest of the time – choose which one you consider your home and use that address to register. For more details, visit the page Students: Get ready to vote.

When you are registered, you will receive a voter information card in the mail soon after the election is called. It will tell you when, where and how to vote. The next federal election will take place on October 19, 2015 (unless the Governor General dissolves Parliament earlier).

So it’s better to be prepared, now!