Voting Information


WHO?

You have to be 18 years old by election day in order to vote

You have to be a Canadian citizen and a resident of Ontario.

How do you know if you’re on the Voter List?

Check that you’ve received a Voter Information Card in the mail!

If not, visit https://eregistration.elections.on.ca/en/home to check if your name is on the Voters List.

You can register online OR come voting day, bring ID with you so that election officials can help you register (this may take more time, however) here.

You can also vote without being on the voter list and without a voter information card, but you will need a valid ID that shows your name and residence in Ontario.


WHAT?

In Ontario you don’t need a government-issued ID to vote, you can bring documents like: your school admission letter, your transcript, a bank or credit card statement, or even your cell phone or utility bill as a form of identification.

If you’ve received a Voter Information Card, bring it + 1 piece of ID to vote.

You vote for a political candidate in the electoral district you consider home, you will need to provide proof of residency.

If you’re traveling abroad, you can still vote here.


WHERE?

You vote in your home electoral district.

If you live in two places, one while at school and the other while away, vote in the district you consider home and use that address when you  register to vote.

Your Voter Information Card will let you know where you can vote and when in your riding.

You can also find out where you can vote using elections Ontario Voter Information Service: https://voterinformationservice.elections.on.ca/en/election/search

Advance Voting Locations will be made available in May 2018.

If you need to, you can vote from home, the hospital, or if you’re traveling abroad, by special ballot (more information coming). 

Don’t forget to pledge to vote so we can keep you updated with voting information!


WHEN?

The provincial election will take place on June 7, 2018

OR

you can vote at an Advance Voting Location once they are set in May.


WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS AS A VOTER?

Vote privately and free of interference.

Vote if you’re in line at your voting location prior to the close of the polls on election day.

Vote without a voter information card if you’re a registered voter and have 1 piece of ID.

Vote without a voter information card OR being on the registered voter list, with proper ID and applications complete.

Receive assistance while voting.

Have a sign language interpreter or other interpreter with you when voting.

Vote in a location that is accessible.

Ask your employer for up to 3 hours off of work, without penalty, to go out and vote.


OTHER INFO

Have You Moved?

Update your voter information online: https://www.elections.on.ca/en/voting-in-ontario/voter-registration.html

You’ll need a piece of ID with your name and a document with your new address.

Your driver’s license will be enough, but if you don’t have one or can’t use it, you can find another form of acceptable ID here

How do I know if I'm a resident of Ontario? 

If you are a student living away from home for school, you may choose to vote in the electoral district where you permanently reside OR in the electoral district where you are temporarily living to attend school, but not both.

• Your residence is determined by where you call home. This may be the place you occupy as a regular lodger, or the place where your family permanently resides, unless you move with the intention of changing their permanent lodging place.

• You can only have one residence at a time, so if you hail from another province with a provincial election this year, you can only vote in one provincial election.

Can’t vote on June 7th?

You can vote before June 7th at an Advance Voting Location, in person, by email, fax, or mail.

Can’t vote in-person at your voting location? Can’t vote in person at an Advance Voting Location?

You may be eligible to vote by special ballot, you’ll need to fill out an application form and have one piece of ID with you (more information coming soon).

Your form has to be submitted to Elections Ontario no later than 6:00pm (EST) on election day.

To find out more information about voting by special ballot, visit the Elections Ontario website.

Is English or French not your first language?

You can bring an English or French speaking friend along with you to act as your translator, they’ll have to take an Oath beforehand, but after that they can assist you.

Voting Accessibility

There is assistive voting technology available at all returning and satellite offices, from audio supports and paddles to sip and puff technology, everyone can vote securely and independently.

These options are available from the first day of advance polls (information coming soon) to June 6th 2018 at 6:00 pm (EST).

On election day each voting site is equipped with assistants and assistive tools as well, including Braile numbering, cutouts, and visual aids.

You can bring a friend along to help assist you.

Elections Ontario can also provide you with an American Sign Language Interpreter, with no additional cost to you.

You can transfer to vote at another location if you feel it better meets your accessibility needs.

You can find more information here.

You can also contact Elections Ontario if you need further assistance:

Phone: 1-888-668-8683 (8:30am-4:30pm EST)
TTY: 1-888-292-2312 (8:30am-4:30pm EST)
Email: info@elections.on.ca


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