There are some new voting rules for the federal election that apply to those living out of the country.

In the past, Canadians who’d been living outside of Canada for more than 5 years couldn’t vote, now, any eligible Canadian elector that lives abroad can vote, regardless of when they las lived in Canada.

In order to vote, those living out of Canada have to be registered on the International Register of Electors and to be on that list, they have to provide documents that establish their citizenship.

Those who aren’t registered can apply online or print off an application form and send it to Elections Canada by mail or fax.

Votes cast by Canadians living abroad count in the electoral district where they last lived before leaving Canada.