Voter Contact Registry
The Voter Contact Registry helps protect Canadians from rogue and misleading telephone calls during federal elections, and to ensure that those who contact voters during an election do so transparently.
Certain entities who call Canadians during an election period for any purpose related to an election must register with us within 48 hours of making the first call.
We are responsible for establishing and maintaining the Registry.
Regardless of whether you are registered with the National Do Not Call List (DNCL), you may still receive calls from political parties and candidates.
During an election campaign, political candidates and parties and their supporters are obliged to follow certain rules related to contacting Canadians, some of which are enforced by the CRTC.
If you suspect you have been called by someone who has not properly registered with the Voter Contact Registry, you can make a complaint.
Who needs to register, what you need to know before you register and before you enter into an agreement with a calling service provider, and registration.
Status: Registration is closed
Information provided in registration notices filed with us will be published as soon as possible following 30-days after the end of an election.
Status: Registration notices are available
Read our comprehensive guide on how to follow the rules and contact Canadians the right way during an election period.
Get answers to the top 7 questions that entities ask about the Voter Contact Registry.
What we are doing
- Voter Contact Registry in effect during federal by-election
- The CRTC publishes citations for violations under the Voter Contact Registry
- The CRTC issues registration notices filed with the Voter Contact Registry
- The CRTC announces the Voter Contact Registry is now accepting registrations for the federal election
- CRTC provides further guidance on Voter Contact Registry
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