VOTING INFORMATION FOR NEW CANADIANS
Congratulations on becoming a new Canadian citizen!
Read a welcome letter from Elections Manitoba and Elections Canada.
You can vote if you:
- Are a Canadian citizen
- Are at least 18 years of age on election day; and
- Have lived in Manitoba for at least six months immediately before election day
- Voting is the democratic right of all eligible voters.
- Voting is a way to participate actively in democracy.
- Voting is an opportunity to help shape your community.
- free, fair, safe and accessible
- protected under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
- your decision
Check to see if you are registered to vote:
- Visit the online voter registration service ; or
- Call 204-945-3225, toll-free 1-866-628-6837
- You can register or update your information online or by phone.
If you’re not registered or you’ve moved, you can still vote. Bring your ID to the voting place.
Everyone must show ID to vote, either:
- One piece of government-issued photo ID, like a driver’s license OR:
- Two other pieces of ID, like a health card, utility bill, bank or debit card.
You’ll receive a voter information card in the mail when the election is called. The voter information card tells you where and when you can vote. Bring your voter information card with you to vote.
If you require an interpreter to assist you, contact us. We will do our best to accommodate requests and locate interpreters in your community.
Elections Manitoba hires staff to work before and during elections. Jobs are paid and paid training is provided. You can apply on the website when positions are available.
Children are welcome to come with you to the voting place. Kids get an official future voter sticker.