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2021 Federal Elections Information

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If you plan to vote by mail, don’t wait, apply now at

CALL 1-866-754-5445

HOURS (Location TBA):
MONDAY – FRIDAY @ 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
SATURDAYS @ 9:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
SUNDAYS @ 12:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
PHONE: 1-866-754-5445     
Fax: 1-204-645-3185

Election day is (Fisher River Community Centre | 8:30am-8:30pm): Monday, September 20, 2021

Advance voting takes place on (Peguis Multiplex Centre | 9:00am-9:00pm):

  • Friday, September 10, 2021
  • Saturday, September 11, 2021
  • Sunday, September 12, 2021
  • Monday, September 13, 2021

This complete list of confirmed candidates was issued on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.

Churchill–Keewatinook Aski 46-003 (Manitoba)

  • ASHTON, Niki
    New Democratic Party / Nouveau Parti démocratique
  • LAROCQUE, Charlotte
    Conservative Party of Canada / Parti conservateur du Canada
  • MCLEAN, Ralph
    Green Party of Canada / Le Parti Vert du Canada
  • ROBINSON, Shirley
    Liberal Party of Canada / Parti libéral du Canada
  • YOUNG, Dylan
    People’s Party of Canada / Parti populaire du Canada


Q: How do I register to vote?

A: Register before you go to vote

  • Use the Online Voter Registration Serviceby Tuesday, September 14, 6:00 p.m.
  • In person at any Elections Canada office across Canada by Tuesday, September 14, 6:00 p.m.

A: Register when you go to vote

  • At your assigned polling station on Election Day.
  • At your assigned polling station on advance polling days.
  • At any Elections Canada office across Canadaby Tuesday, September 14, 6:00 p.m.
  • Watch for your voter information cardin the mail
  • Make a plan to vote
  • At your assigned polling station on Election Day
  • At your assigned polling station on advance polling days
  • By mail: visit cato see if voting by mail is the right choice for you (deadlines apply)
  • At any Elections Canada Office across Canada (deadlines apply)
  • Find out who the candidates arein your riding
  • Bring ID when you go to vote. There are Options for IDs:

Option 1: Show one of these pieces of ID

  • your driver’s licence
  • any other card issued by a Canadian government (federal, provincial/territorial or local) with your photo, name and current address

Option 2: Show two pieces of ID. Both must have your name and at least one must have your current address.


  • voter information card and bank statement
  • utility bill and student ID card

Don’t have these? No problem!

See the list of accepted ID for Option 2.

Option 3: If you don’t have ID

You can still vote if you declare your identity and address in writing and have someone who knows you and who is assigned to your polling station vouch for you.

The voucher must be able to prove their identity and address. A person can vouch for only one person (except in long-term care facilities).

List of accepted ID to prove your identity and address under Option 2

From a government or government agency 

  • band membership card
  • birth certificate
  • Canadian citizenship card or certificate
  • Canadian Forces identity card
  • Canadian passport (accepted only as proof of identity)
  • card issued by an Inuit local authority
  • firearms licence
  • government cheque or cheque stub
  • government statement of benefits
  • health card
  • income tax assessment
  • Indian status card or temporary confirmation of registration
  • library card
  • licence or card issued for fishing, trapping or hunting
  • liquor identity card
  • Métis card
  • old age security card
  • parolee card
  • property tax assessment or evaluation
  • public transportation card
  • social insurance number card
  • vehicle ownership
  • Veterans Affairs health care identification card

From Elections Canada

  • targeted revision form to residents of long-term care facilities
  • voter information card

From an educational institution

  • correspondence issued by a school, college or university
  • student identity card

From a health care facility or organization

  • blood donor card
  • CNIB card
  • hospital card
  • label on a prescription container
  • identity bracelet issued by a hospital or long-term care facility
  • medical clinic card

From a financial institution

  • bank statement
  • credit card
  • credit card statement
  • credit union statement
  • debit card
  • insurance certificate, policy or statement
  • mortgage contract or statement
  • pension plan statement
  • personal cheque

From a private organization

  • employee card
  • residential lease or sub-lease
  • utility bill (e.g.: electricity; water; telecommunications services, including telephone, cable or satellite)

Letters of confirmation

  • letter from a public curator, public guardian or public trustee
  • letter of confirmation of residencefrom a First Nations band or reserve or an Inuit local authority
  • letter of confirmation of residence, letter of stay, admission form, or statement of benefits from one of the following designated establishments:
    • student residence
    • seniors’ residence
    • long-term care facility
    • shelter
    • soup kitchen
    • a community-based residential facility

Other pieces of ID may be added. We accept e-statements and e-invoices. Print them or show them on a mobile device.

This list of accepted ID is also available in multiple languages. For the list in other formats, such as braille and audio, call 1-800-463-6868 or 1-800-361-8935 (TTY).

Important information about ID

  • We accept pieces of ID in their original format. If your document was issued electronically, like an e-statement or an e-invoice, bring a printout or show it on a mobile device.
  • We accept different pieces of ID from the same source if the documents serve different purposes. For example, we accept an invoice and a transcript from the same school.
  • The pieces of ID must be issued with your name and current address. They can’t be added by hand, unless they are added by the issuer of the document, like a residence administrator or a guardian.
  • Expired ID can be used as a proof of identity if it has your name and as a proof of residence if it has your name and current address.
  • The pieces of ID listed above are authorized by the Chief Electoral Officer. No other pieces will be accepted.
  • The pieces of ID required for a federal election are not the same as for provincial, territorial or municipal elections.

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