There are many ways to vote in the provincial election, either on Election Day (February 13) or well in advance. Many voters are choosing to vote early this year. See how you can vote early, either by mail, or at an Advance Poll on February 6.
What are the different ways that I can vote?
Vote by Mail
(Deadline to apply is 6:00 p.m., Saturday, February 6)
Any qualified elector in Newfoundland and Labrador can apply to cast their ballot through the mail. An application must be completed and identification that proves your name and address must be included. When the application is processed, Elections NL will mail you a special ballot voting kit, along with instructions.
When you receive the special ballot voting kit and complete the contents, you can either return the ballot to Elections NL or drop it off to any of the district offices.
Mail in ballot must be received by mail at Elections NL HQ Office (39 Hallett Crescent St. John’s, NL A1B 4C4) by 4pm Tuesday February 9.
Note: After a Special Ballot application has been processed and a voting kit has been issued, you are struck from the voters list and are considered to have voted, regardless of whether or not you complete and return your ballot. You cannot vote at the Advance Poll or on Election Day.
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Vote Early at Any District Office
(Sunday, January 24 - Saturday, February 6)
Any qualified elector in Newfoundland and Labrador can choose to vote early. Early voting is available at every district office in the province. Applications can be submitted at any time, but voting cannot be completed until the close on nominations on Saturday, January 23, 2020 at 2 p.m. Early voting is done by special ballot. An application must be completed and identification that proves your name and address must be provided to the office staff. When the application is processed, the Special Ballot Officer will give you your special ballot voting kit, will explain how to complete it and will provide you with the names of candidates running in your district. You will go to the voting booth, complete your vote and place it in the secret ballot envelope. The Special Ballot Officer may then assist you in completing the rest of the process.
Advance Poll Voting
(Saturday, February 6)
Advance Polls will be open on Saturday, February 6 from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. (half hour earlier in most of Labrador). There are multiple voting locations open in each electoral district on this day. An elector can vote at any of the Advance Polls in their home district.
Election Day Voting
(Saturday, February 13)
Election Day is Saturday, February 13. Polls will be open from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. (half hour earlier in most of Labrador). Each elector is assigned a voting location and cannot vote at any other place that day.
Find your Electoral District https://www.elections.gov.nl.ca/elections/voters/search.html
Who is eligible to vote?
To vote in Newfoundland and Labrador, you need to be:
- Canadian citizen
- minimum 18 years of age
- resident of NL the day before polling day
- resident of the district in which the person is voting on polling day
Do I need to register in advance?
You can register in advance through Elections NL.
Voters can register on election day or at the polling station when you apply for a special ballot.
If you register at the polling station, then you must take an oath and produce the necessary identification.
What ID do I need to vote if I am not on the voter’s list?
If you are not already on the voters list, you have to show identification that shows:
- your full name,
- current address and
For example, your driver’s license has all three. You can use any combination of documents in order to prove your name, current address, and signature, such as a hydro bill and your debit card.
Who should I vote for?
We're not going to tell you who to vote for!
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