Everyone Can Do It
the right to vote was extended to all Canadian citizens, advance
polling and a host of other voting options were implemented to
ensure everyone has the opportunity to exercise their right.
Making the Vote Universal and Accessible
The modern era in the history of
the vote in Canada began with the adoption of the 1920 Dominion Elections
Act. Discrimination that had always been present in the electoral system
was gradually eliminated until the right to vote was extended to virtually
every Canadian citizen and, in 1982, guaranteed in the Canadian Charter
of Rights and Freedoms. A variety of steps were taken to make voting
even more accessible and convenient for all electors, including those with
disabilities and those
unable to go to their polling station on election day.