Federal Electoral Districts of Canada - Polling Division Boundaries - 2015




Submitted by Jason S on Thu, 01/11/2018 - 08:08

How disgusting. A simple poll map should be readily available on this website for all ridings in order to make sense of the results by polling station. ANY deviation from this is ridiculous. Where are the poll maps?


Submitted by open-ouvert on Mon, 01/15/2018 - 14:05

Hi Jason,

After speaking with the data owner, we were wondering if you are aware that the dataset is to be used with a Geographic Information System (GIS) software such as QGIS : https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/earth-sciences/geography/topographic-informatio…

If you need more information on the topic, you are welcome to contact Elections Canada: http://www.elections.ca/content.aspx?section=res&dir=cir/maps2&document…

Hope this helps,
Jeremy from the Open Government Team


Submitted by Matthew C on Wed, 03/07/2018 - 16:31


Any chance we could get the apartments and nursing homes will polls included? The 2011 data has them included but there is no updated boundary change map with those mobile polls.


Submitted by Thomas on Wed, 03/14/2018 - 20:02

It would be nice if in addition to the full country being available if you could also download a zip file for each province.


Submitted by Matthew on Thu, 03/29/2018 - 17:06

Hi there,

Just wondering if this will ever be accessible with polling results from the 2015 election in the attribute table. Would be very helpful.



Submitted by Deb Jeffrey on Tue, 05/01/2018 - 12:16

I zoomed into my area and do not see any electoral boundaries or polling divisions marked.
All I see is a base map. This is not useful.


Submitted by Michael Milne on Fri, 06/15/2018 - 18:32

No wonder Jason was POed at you. I am a president of a political riding association. This information is critical to the democratic process.

I am also no computer ignoramus, but it seems whoever devised this system is! I own a medical software company and if my employees put out this kind of nonsense I would fire them.

Ok you pointed Jason, and me to QGIS. great this and the others are not that easy to use. I have enough knowledge that I got the poll data to open. Then realized I have to overlay it on a map! I am likely to figure this out after more than a few hours learning the program. But that is asinine.

Simply give me a step by step of using the open source QGis with Openstreetmap to get my poll map of the riding.


Submitted by GIS Professional on Mon, 11/05/2018 - 19:11

You cannot learn GIS and data processing in one day. I should know, I teach it. This data is a goldmine for those who know how to work with it. And I am a president of a political association too. So don't blame the public servants who posted this, go and learn how to use it.


Submitted by Michael Milne on Fri, 07/13/2018 - 15:08

Totally thougtless typical of government employees, why would anyone come here for a poll map except to download one of the 300 plus ridings with poll results? The answer is no one, it boggles the mind a simple pdf of ridings with poll and results is not available unless you are a CAD expert.


Submitted by Rob on Sat, 08/25/2018 - 17:17

I would like to echo the comments of others on here. I've come here as a university prof hoping to assign the retrieval of elections micro-data as a class project. I have been trying for over an hour to figure this out for myself, and I'm not able to. Simply ridiculous!


Submitted by Heather Phillips on Fri, 08/31/2018 - 03:23

Have been volunteering for my party for years and using polling information. I have no time or ability to figure out how to access the information I want today. During the October 2015 election, there were maps available for the parties with each polling division in the riding and the poll numbers. Where can I find them in August 2017?

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