If the pandemic has you nervous about casting a ballot in-person for the federal election, you do have other options.
You can apply to vote by mail instead. The deadline to apply is September 14 at 6 p.m. Click here to apply.
Elections Canada offices will soon be open seven days a week and you can vote there before September 14. There are more than 500 offices across the country and they will be open from Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4:00 p.m.
If you are comfortable voting in person, you can cast a ballot on election day, September 20, at your assigned polling station.
Another option is voting during advance polling days, which are Friday, September 10 until Monday, September 13.
Elections Canada is encouraging Canadians to plan ahead and vote early.
There will also be health and safety measures in place.
To vote, you have to be registered. Most who are eligible are already registered in the National Register of Electors. To check if you are registered or to register to vote, click here or call 1-800-463-6868. You can also contact your local Elections Canada office or register in-person at your polling station when you go to vote.
You will have to show proof of your identity and address. To see the full list of acceptable IDs, click here.
Meanwhile, the leaders’ debate dates have already been announced. The French-language debate is happening at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec on September 8 from 8 until 10 p.m. The English-language debate will be taking place at the same location, but on September 9 from 9 until 11 p.m.
For more information, click here.