The 44th Canadian Federal election is happening on September 20th, 2021.
➡️ Pledge to vote (below) to get reminders!
Find out what you need to know to vote!
The UVSS wants to share with you any information that will help you to vote. Let us know if you have any questions and we’ll try to help!
We’ll be sharing information from a few different sources. Two of the main ones are:
Shake Up The Establishment is a youth-led, registered national non-partisan non-profit organization that operates within the geographical confines of what is currently known as “Canada”, but what is referred to by its First Peoples, as Turtle Island.
They are running the Not Voting F*cking Sucks campaign that we are sharing on our UVSS social media. Check out their various resources for more information.
Elections Canada is the independent, non-partisan agency responsible for conducting federal elections and referendums. They are the official source of information on the federal election.
What is this election?
- Shake Up the Establishment – 2021 Federal Election Campaign created by our friends at Shake Up The Establishment
- Shake Up the Establishment – Elections Primer Toolkit
- Advanced Voting:
- Friday, September 10, 2021
- Saturday, September 11, 2021
- Sunday, September 12, 2021
- Monday, September 13, 2021
- Register to vote by mail or special ballot:
- Now until Tuesday, September 14 at 6pm
- Deadline to send in your ballot by mail:
- Tuesday, September 14 by the deadline at your local post office/post box
- Deadline to return your special ballot to an Elections Canada office / polling location:
- Monday, September 20 at 7pm
- Election Day, polling locations open:
- Monday, September 20 from 7am-7pm
How to Vote:
- Shake Up the Establishment Election 101 Video – A how-to guide explaining how to vote. This is from the 2019 federal election, but the information (aside from dates) still remains relevant!
- Elections Canada – Breakdown of Ways to Vote
- Elections Canada Information for Students
- Vote by Mail or Special Ballot -> Apply by September 14th and watch the Vote by Mail video by Elections Canada
- Find your Electoral District – Elections Canada
- Elections Canada – Letter of Confirmation of Residence
Finding info on who to vote for
- Vote Compass – Canada Votes 2021 – CBC News – Not sure who you’ll be voting for? Vote Compass is a tool developed by political scientists for exploring how your views align with those of the parties.
- Shake Up the Establishment – Non-Partisan Platform Comparison – A non-partisan chart summarizing the environmental / climate platforms of the major political parties