Countdown to
the National Democracy
Challenge deadline:

Countdown for deadline of the National Democracy Challenge (November 9, 2015)

The National Democracy Challenge deadline
is November 9, 2015.
Enter now!


4 ways to vote

Let's Get Canada Ready to Vote!

#CDW2015 has wrapped up for another year. #CDW2015 saw Canadians making their preparations for the upcoming federal election by checking and updating their voter registration, teachers registering and starting their Student Vote 2015 activities in their schools and Canadian students submitting their entries for this year's National Democracy Challenge.

While Canada's Democracy Week is over, there are still many ways to engage in the democratic process during this federal election year. Check out Elections Canada's website for resources on when, where and ways to vote. Some key election-related dates:

September 23
Start watching for your voter information card in your mailbox.

September 30
Last day for teachers to register their school with Student Vote 2015.

October 2–5
Elections Canada offices will be open on select campuses.


October 9–12 are advance polling days. Open, from noon to 8 p.m. local time, find your advance poll on the Elections Canada website.

October 13
Last day to vote at any Elections Canada local office or to request a vote-by-mail kit.


October 19 is federal election day.
Find your polling place on the Elections Canada website.

November 9
Deadline for Canadian students, aged 14-17 to enter the National Democracy Challenge.

National Democracy Challenge 2015

National Democracy Challenge Logo

The Challenge is on!

We've challenged Canadian students, aged 14 to 17, to "show Canadians how to get ready to vote". Winning submissions can lead to amazing experiences such as trips to Ottawa to participate in Forum for Young Canadians or Encounters with Canada or a trip to Winnipeg to discover Canada's newest national museum, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Find out the rules, the categories, the judges and how to enter on the #NDC2015 page.

2015 Federal Election

Are you registered to vote?

Everything you need to know about the Federal Election! is the place to go for information on when, where and ways to register and vote in the 2015 federal election. Remember:

  1. To vote you need to be registered. Use Elections Canada's online registration service to check and update your registration status.
  2. To vote, you also need to prove your identity and address. Check out the list of authorized ID to make sure you're ready

#CDW2015 Guest Bloggers Series

#CDW2015 Guest Bloggers Series

Canada's Democracy Week 2015 is excited to have amazing people join our Guest Bloggers Series in the lead-up to and during Canada's Democracy Week 2015.

Starting August 17, bloggers from across Canada will tell us about how they are helping Canadians be informed about the election, specifically where, when and ways to vote, and how they are engaging Canadians under 18 to be involved in the 2015 federal election.

Link to Elections Canada