The Easy Guide to Voting on Reserve

July 31, 2015

Step One – Register to vote

You can register on line at or register by mail using the form on
page four of this document. You can also call Elections Canada at 1-800-463-6868 for
the mail-in form.

Step Two – Get your voter registration card in the mail

If you do not get a voter registration card, call Elections Canada at 1-800-463-6868 or go to the polling station and register when you vote. You will need to prove your
identity, which may include providing a letter from the Band identifying you as living on

Step Three – Vote! There are three ways you can vote:

1. On Election Day

If you have a voter information card, take it with you when you go to vote at the polling station at the address shown on the card.
If you don’t have a voter information card, and you didn’t register earlier, you can still register to vote at the polling station on Election Day by proving your identity and
address, as described above. For your poll location, call Elections Canada at 1-800-463-6868.

2. At an advance poll

If you don’t wish to vote on Election Day, you can vote earlier at an advance poll. The voter information card tells you the dates and address. Take it with you to the polling station. If you need to, you can also register at the advance poll.

Special note: If you have poor health with good days and bad days or if you have mobility difficulties or simply can’t stand in line, we strongly recommend that you vote at the advance polls.

3. By special ballot

You can vote by special ballot if you can’t go to your polling station to vote (either on election day or at the advance polls) or for any other reason. You can get a special ballot registration form from your local Elections Canada office or from the Elections Canada Web site (, or by calling Elections Canada. If you want to vote by special ballot, apply early. The last day to request a special ballot is 6:00 p.m. on the sixth day before Election Day.]

More information and important documents for voting here: The Easy Guide to Voting on Reserve Booklet

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