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Mail-in Ballot

Electors wishing to cast their ballots by mail must complete an Application for Mail-in Ballot form. The form can be obtained at the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer, or downloaded from this website (link below). A copy of an official document showing your name, address, date of birth and signature (such as a driver's license or a combination of two documents providing the same information) must be included with your application. All documents must be legible.

2018 Municipal Elections
The deadline for applications is 6:00 p.m. on the 13th day before polling day (October 23, 2018).  An application may be mailed, faxed, emailed, or delivered in person to the Chief Electoral Officer:

In Person
Chief Electoral Officer
176 Great George St, Suite 160
Charlottetown, PE C1A 4K9

Chief Electoral Officer
PO Box 774
Charlottetown, PE  C1A 7L3
Phone: 902-368-5895
Fax: 902-368-6500
Toll-free: 1-888-234-8683

When an Application for Mail-in Ballot has been accepted, the elector may only vote by mail-in ballot.

Mailing of Ballots

Mail-in ballots will be sent by courier from Elections PEI on the 12th day before ordinary polling day (October 24, 2018).

Return of Mail-in Ballots

Mail-in ballots must be returned to the Chief Electoral Officer's Office by noon on Election day. Costs incurred in returning the ballot paper are the responsibility of the elector.

Eligibility for Mail-in Ballot

The following electors are eligible to vote by mail-in ballot is:

  1. a member of the Canadian Armed Forces or the spouse of member and must have a statement of ordinary residence under section 19 of the Canada Elections Act; or
  2. an elector who by reason of his or her illness or physical incapacity is unable to attend at the polling station; or
  3. an elector temporarily residing outside the province who is unable to attend at the advance poll days or ordinary polling day; or
  4. a qualified elector who is incarcerated in a provincial correctional institution.

Qualifications of an Elector are:

  1. not less than 18 years of age the date of the election;
  2. is a Canadian citizen;
  3. living in the Municipality for the six months immediately preceding the date of the election.
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