Everything You Wanted To Know About The Federal Election But Were Too Shy To Ask.

August 31, 2021 (3 Minute Read)

Picture: Erin O’Toole (Conservative), Justin Trudeau (Liberal), Jagmeet Singh (NDP)


In less than three weeks, Canadians will elect their next federal government. Here are a few common questions and answers to help you cast your ballot.

When is the federal election?

The next federal election is Monday, September 20, 2021.

What are my voting options?

You have four voting options. You can vote in the next federal election in person now, in person on voting day, in person at an advanced poll, or by mail.

  1. Vote Now. You can vote now in person by going to your nearest Elections Canada office any time before 6 pm on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. The offices are open 7 days a week. To find your nearest Elections Canada office, click here.
  2. In Person on Election Day, September 20, 2021. The location of where you cast your ballot on election day is dependent on where you live. To find out where you can vote, enter your address here.
  3. In Person at Advanced Polling Locations. There will be advanced polls where you can attend in person to vote. The dates of the advance polls are: September 10; September 11, September 12 and September 13. To find out where your advance poll is, enter your address here.
  4. By Mail. You can vote now by mail, but only after you receive a specialized ballot form sent by Elections Canada. You can request a mail-in ballot here. You can make this request on-line anytime before 6 pm on September 14.

Regardless of the option you choose, you can only vote once.

What identification do I need to vote in person?

You have three ID options, if you are voting in person.

  1. One identification. Your driver’s licence or any card issued by a Canadian government (federal or provincial) that shows your photo, name and current address.
  2. Two pieces of identification. Any two document pieces that has your name, and at least one of the documents has your address. Document examples can be found here.
  3. No identification. 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).

Who are the Brampton Candidates?

There are five federal ridings in Brampton. The candidates are:

In this election, there are no registered candidates in Brampton from the Green Party.

What were the results of the last election?

In the 2019 federal election, the Liberals swept Brampton taking all 5 ridings. The Conservatives placed second in 4 of the 5 ridings. The New Democratic Party placed second in Brampton East, but ended up third in the remainder 4 ridings.

Source: Elections Canada