The 2021 Federal Election is taking place on September 20, are you ready to vote? Markham Public Library is here to help you make an informed choice at the polling stations by providing information on everything you need to know about this election. Learn more about the candidates in your riding, register for the Candidates Q&A Session, submit questions to the candidates, explore how you can vote, and more.
Your Electoral District & Candidates
The current Member of Parliament (MP) for Markham—Stouffville is Dr. Helena Jaczek of the Liberal Party. The candidates for the 2021 election are:
- Green Party Uzair Baig
- PPC Party: René de Vries
- Liberal Party: Dr. Helena Jaczek
- NDP Party: Muhammad Ahsin Sahi
- Conservative Party: Ben Smith
The current MP for Markham—Thornhill is Mary Ng of the Liberal Party. The candidates for the 2021 election are:
- Conservative Party: Melissa Felian
- Green Party: Mimi Lee
- Liberal Party: Mary Ng
- PPC Party: Ilia Pashaev
- NDP Party: Paul Sahbaz
The current MP for Markham—Unionville is Bob Saroya of the Conservative Party. The candidates for the 2021 election are:
- Liberal Party: Paul Chiang
- Green Party: Elvin Kao
- NDP Party: Candidate: Aftab Qureshi
- Conservative Party: Bob Saroya
To help you make informed voting decisions in the 2021 Federal Election, we will be hosting a virtual Q&A session with candidates in your riding.
What to Know Before Voting
Register to Vote
Before you head to the polling stations, make sure you are registered to vote at your current address. Check your voter registration here.
How to Vote
Did you know that there is more than one way to vote? Here are the ways you can vote in the 2021 Federal Election:
- Vote on Election Day (Monday, September 20th). Polling stations will be open for 12 hours at locations in your riding.
- Vote at the assigned advanced polling stations from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on:
- Friday, September 10;
- Saturday, September 11;
- Sunday, September 12;
- Monday, September 13.
- You can vote by mail if you register before September 14th, 6:00 p.m. Registrants will then receive a voting kit by mail. Find out more about voting by mail.
- Vote at any Elections Canada office before Tuesday, September 14th, 6:00 p.m.using the special ballot process. Find an Elections Canada office near you.
Bring Your ID
To vote, you must be at least 18 years of age, be a Canadian citizen, and bring identification with your photo, name and current address. View the list of accepted identifications here.