Removing your name from the Manitoba Voter Register
Manitobans who are eligible to vote are included in the register. Being in the register has several benefits:
- You are automatically sent a voter information card telling you when and where to vote.
- You don't have to register at every election.
If you decide to be removed from the register, you will lose these benefits, but you will still be able to vote if you take steps to have your name added to the voters list. See below for further details.
To be removed from the register, please send your completed form to Elections Manitoba, including copies of your identification. Download the Manitoba Voter Register Removal Form.
The form can be emailed, mailed, dropped off or faxed to:
Important: Legible copies of required identification must be included with the form-either one piece of government-issued photo ID or two other pieces.
Voting – Getting on the voters List
If you remove yourself from the register and want to vote in a provincial election, byelection or referendum, you must add your name to the voters list to vote. You can be added to the voters list by contacting your returning officer during the registration or revision period. You can also be added by swearing on to the voters list during advance or election day voting with the required identification. Please call Elections Manitoba at 204-945-3225 or 1-866-628-6837 for specific times and dates.
While your name can be removed from the register, the names of all people who voted are included on the final voters list that is provided to registered parties. Your name will not be re-entered into the register if you vote in an election.
Legislation - The Elections Act
A person may request to be removed from the Manitoba Voter Register:Removing names
63.5(1) The chief electoral officer must remove from the register of voters the name of any person who
- (a) is not an eligible voter;
- (b) is dead; or
- (c) requests in writing to have his or her name removed, whether the request is made by the person or by someone acting on the person's behalf.