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How to vote

Upon your arrival, election officers will greet you to direct you to the right place and explain what you have to do.

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Present a piece of identification, show your face to identify yourself and take possession of your ballot paper.

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Go behind the polling booth.

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Mark your ballot paper in just one of the circles, using the pencil handed to you by the election officer. Any mark that clearly identifies your choice is accepted.

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Fold your ballot paper and return to the table.

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Tear off the ballot paper stub along the dotted line and hand it to the polling officers.

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Place your ballot paper in the ballot box.

For more information on voting, you can also refer to the Voting procedure poster.

Let us be efficient!

Bring the reminder card that you received by mail. It will help the election officers direct you quickly to the right place.

What to bring to vote

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Upon your arrival, election officers will greet you to direct you to the right place and explain what you have to do.

Step 1/6

Present a piece of identification, show your face to identify yourself and take possession of your ballot paper.

Step 2/6

Go behind the polling booth.

Step 3/6

Mark your ballot paper in just one of the circles, using the pencil handed to you by the election officer. Any mark that clearly identifies your choice is accepted.

Step 4/6

Fold your ballot paper and return to the table.

Step 5/6

Tear off the ballot paper stub along the dotted line and hand it to the polling officers.

Step 6/6

Place your ballot paper in the ballot box.

For more information on voting, you can also refer to the Voting procedure poster.

Let us be efficient!

Bring the reminder card that you received by mail. It will help the election officers direct you quickly to the right place.

What to bring to vote

Are you unable to vote on October 1?

All in all, you have seven days when you can vote in advance!

On September 23 and 24, advance polling stations are open from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

You can also vote in advance at the office of the returning officer, at the following dates and times:

  • September 21, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • September 22, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • September 25 and 26, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • September 27, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Find the addresses of advance polling stations.

Polling station addresses and poll dates and hours are also provided on the information card that you receive by mail at the start of the election period.

Advance polling stations are accessible to everyone!

All advance polling stations are accessible to individuals with reduced mobility. Other measures are also put in place to make it easier to vote. Find out about them!

You are unable to move about

You may be able to enter your name on the list of electors or change your entry and . . .

Will you be outside your electoral division on polling days?

You can vote for a candidate in the electoral division of your domicile, even if . . .

You are entitled to four hours to vote

On October 1, your employer must allow you at least four consecutive hours to go and vote, without any cut in pay or other penalties. This four-hour period must be granted between 9:30 a.m. and 8 p.m., when polling stations are open. It does not include any time normally allowed for meals.

For example, if you usually work from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and ask your employer for time off to vote, your employer could allow you to start work at 1:30 p.m. or to leave at 4 p.m. Your employer might also adjust your usual schedule.

Learn more about having four hours to vote

Bring your children to vote

Bring your children along to vote in the provincial election! Small polling stations are designed especially for children between the ages of 3 and 12, but they are also open to anyone under 18 who is interested in learning about the electoral process.

Learn more about small polling stations
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