Ottawa – A federal by-election has been called for Monday, December 3rd for the federal riding of Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes.
The by-election will fill the seat left vacant after the death of longtime Conservative MP Gord Brown, who passed away suddenly after suffering a heart attack in his Parliament Hill office in May.
The federal government had until Tuesday to announce the date.
The Elections Canada office in Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes is open as of today. Canadian citizens in Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes who are at least 18 years old on election day are eligible to vote. To vote in a federal by-election, an elector’s home address must be in the electoral district from the first day of revision of the voters lists, Wednesday, October 31, 2018, until election day, Monday, December 3, 2018.
Electors need to be registered to vote. Most electors are already registered. To check, electors can visit elections.ca/register or call us at 1‑800‑463‑6868.
Unregistered electors can register at the Elections Canada offices in Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, or at their polling place just before they vote. They can also call us at 1-800-463-6868.
Electors have many voting options to choose from: by mail, in person at the Elections Canada office in Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, at their advance polling place, or at their election day polling place on election day.
To vote, electors must show proof of their identity and address. The list of accepted pieces of identification is available online.