During a general election, a by-election or a referendum, inmates at a federal or provincial correctional institution, along with youths remanded in custody or held in a youth custody facility, have the right to vote.
To be able to exercise one's right to vote, the person must be a qualified elector and be entered on the list of electors of the institution. To be entered on the list of electors, they must satisfy the following conditions on May 29 2017:
We send each warden the information document destined for the inmates, the Voter's Manual.
To exercise their right to vote, the inmates must register by completing a Personal application for entry on the list of electors.
We determine the elector’s electoral division from the address indicated on the Personal application for entry on the list of electors.
We send to the warden of a house of detention a letter identifying each duly registered inmate and on which appears the name of the electoral division, and all the documentation required for exercising their vote by mail. The votes are returned to us.
The votes are counted in the inmates' home electoral divisions.