Canada. Elections Canada

Record #: IMP0036
Last Full Update: 24 Oct 2022

Contact Information

Office Phone 1-800-463-6868, Canada and the United States ; 001-800-514-6868, Toll free, Mexico ; 613-993-2975, Anywhere in the world
Toll Free Phone 1-800-463-6868, Canada and the United States
TTY Phone 1-800-361-8935, Canada and the United States
Fax 1-888-524-1444, Toll free, Canada and the United States ; 613-954-8584, Anywhere in the world
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Description and Service Details

Description (Service) Administration of electoral legislation
  • registering political parties and third parties engaged in election advertising
  • maintenance of the National Register of Electors
  • appointing and instructing returning officers
  • disclosing contributions to candidates, political parties, and to electoral district associations, leadership contestants and nominations contestants of registered parties
  • examining and disclosing financial returns
  • reimbursing expenses to candidates and parties
Providing legal, technical, financial, and administrative support

Ensuring access to the system for all eligible citizens through:
  • physical facilities
  • public education
  • information programs
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm, Eastern time
Areas Served Canada
Eligibility Canadian citizens who are 18 or older on polling day
Application Eligible people can call to confirm if they are registered. Electors not listed in the National Register of Electors must provide documents (see below). Registration can be done online through the Online Registration Service, in person at any local Elections Canada office until the Tuesday before election day, 6 p.m; or at the polls on election day or advance polling days.
Languages English; French
Fees None

Site Information

Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
30 Victoria St
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1A 0M6
Mailing Address 30 Victoria St 
Gatineau, QC 
Canada K1A 0M6
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Categories and Classification

HCSD Main Heading Government / Legal
HCSD Sub Heading Election Information
Service Categories Elections/Election Campaigns ; Federal Government Information Services ~ Election Issues

Agency Overview