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Technical guide for signatories

How to sign a petition

Step 1: Open the House of Commons e-petitions website

Select Sign or View

(appears by default under the Open for signature tab)

Step 2: View the petitions that interest you

Find a petition using the search tools

(for example by petition number, subject or Member of Parliament)

or by looking at all the petitions open for signature

Step 3: Go to the specific webpage of a petition

Select the petition number or its subject

Step 4: Provide the requested information

Fill out all the fields

(they are all required)

Select Sign

Step 5: Check your email and confirm your signature

Select the confirmation link sent by e-mail

How to track a petition you have signed

Signatories will receive an e-mail when the petition has been presented in the House of Commons and when a response to the petition has been tabled in the House. It is possible at any time to view the details of a petition such as the number of signatures and their breakdown by province on the House of Commons e-petitions website, regardless of whether you signed the petition or not.

Step 1: Open the House of Commons e-petitions website

Select Sign or View

(appears by default under the Open for signature tab)

Step 2: View the petitions that interest you

Find a petition using the search tools

(for example by petition number, subject or Member of Parliament)

or by looking at all the petitions open for signature

Step 3: Go to the specific webpage of a petition

Select the petition number or its subject

Step 4: You can also track a petition’s progress by subscribing to the RSS feed

Select Subscribe to RSS Feed

(in the upper-left corner)

How to Share the petition you have signed

There are many ways to publicize and share the petition you have signed.

Step 1: Open the House of Commons e-petitions website

Select Sign or View

(appears by default under the Open for signature tab)

Step 2: View the petition you have signed

Find the petition using the search tools

(for example by petition number, subject or Member of Parliament)

Step 3: Go to the specific webpage of the petition

Select the petition number or its subject

Step 4: Share the petition you signed

Select Share this page

(upper-right corner)

Choose one of the sharing options

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