A Word from our Co-Chairs: Election 43: Important Information!

The next federal election takes place on October 21st which coincides with the Jewish High Holy Day of Shemini Atzeret. To ensure our community is aware of all voting options, CIJA will be relaying important information from Elections Canada regularly between now and election day.

To access a range of useful resources related to the Election 43, please visit the CIJA Election Hub.

Your Voting Options


Vote by Mail

To vote by mail, you must register online before October 15th at 6pm. Once registered, you will receive a special ballot kit with instructions on how to submit your ballot by mail.  

Click here to learn how to vote by mail.


Vote at your local Elections Canada Office

You can vote at any Elections Canada office from the day after the election is called until 6:00 p.m. on October 15. Normal office hours are:

  • Monday to Friday, 9:00 to 21:00
  • Sunday,12:00 to 16:00

Click here to learn how to vote at an Elections Canada Office. 

Information about the location of your polling station will become available once the writ drops in a few weeks. Please check the CIJA Election Hub regularly for news and resources related to Election 43.


Vote by Advance Poll

Polling stations will be open from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm between October 11-14.

Information about the location of your polling station will become available once the writ drops in a few weeks. Please check the CIJA Election Hub regularly for news and resources related to Election 43.


Vote on Campus 

Elections Canada offices will be open on many post-secondary campuses across the country for five days about two weeks before election day (October 5 to 9) . On-campus voting offices will be open:

  • Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Information about the location of these voting locations will become available once the writ drops in a few weeks.


Kiosk Voting Centres

Elections Canada Voting Kiosks are being planned, in consultation with Jewish Community leaders, as an additional voting opportunity. The Voting kiosks will be arranged on or around October 10. This will provide additional services for voters observing Jewish holidays on the fixed election date.  Any elector can register and vote by special ballot at these locations. Contact your Returning Officer or visit elections.ca to find voting locations near you, including the location of these Voting Kiosks.


CIJA has working closely with Elections Canada to ensure that you know the voting options available to you.

If you have any questions, please ask.

Kind regards, 

Joel Reitman Jeffrey Rosenthal
Co-Chair, CIJA Board Co-Chair, CIJA Board

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