How do I vote?

Are you registered to vote?

Check HERE to see if you're registered

Who can vote?

To be eligible to vote in an Ontario election, you must be:

  • 18 years of age or older, and
  • a Canadian citizen, and
  • a resident of Ontario

 

Where can I  vote?

Where you vote is determined by where you live. Your voting location is determined by where you live.

If your name and address are on the Voters List, you will receive a Voter Information Card by mail with:

  • Your voting location on election day
  • Your advance voting locations
  • Your electoral district
  • Your poll number
  • Contact information for your returning office

 

If your name is not on the Voters List, or you do not receive a Voter Information Card, you can find out when and where to vote using our Voter Information service, which will become available after a general election or a by-election in your electoral district has been called. The Voter Information Service will tell you your voting locations for both advance voting and voting on election day, your electoral district, and contact information for your returning office.

How do I vote?

There are many ways to vote in a general election or by-election. You can choose the option that works best for you. You can only vote once in an election.

There are three simple steps to making voting as easy as possible:

  • Use e-Registration to  confirm, update or add your information to the Voters List.
  • Check your Voter Information Card when it arrives in the mail for details of when and where you can vote.
  • To vote, you will need to bring identification that shows your name and residential address. If you are on the Voters List, bring your Voter Information Card and a piece of identification that shows your name. If you are not on the Voters List, bring a piece of identification that shows both your name and residential address.

 

On election day

You can vote in person on election day from 9:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. (Eastern Time) at your assigned voting location. To find your voting location, check your Voter Information Card, use our Voter Information service, which will become available after a general election or by-election has been called, or contact us.

Marking your ballot

When you go to your voting location, an election official will present you with your ballot, which will include a list of candidates running for election in your electoral district. You will then go behind a voting privacy screen to mark your ballot. To vote for your chosen candidate, write an X in the circle beside their name.

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