Privacy Breach Notification to Select Ontarians

If, on October 6, 2011, you lived in one of the electoral districts listed below, a privacy breach in respect to your personal information has occurred. This notification applies to approximately 20–25 electoral districts. 

There is no evidence that the information has been improperly accessed.

The information at issue is limited to full name, gender, birth date, address, whether or not an elector voted in the last provincial election and any other personal information updates provided by voters to Elections Ontario during that time, as well as administrative codes used solely for election purposes.

The information does not include how an individual voted.  Elections Ontario does not have such information because the voting process guarantees the secrecy of the vote.  Nor does the information include Social Insurance Numbers, Ontario Health card information, driver’s licence information, telephone numbers, email addresses, credit card or banking information, or other information provided by voters during the 2011 election to confirm their identity or residence. As many as 25 electoral districts from a list of 49 may be impacted.

As a precaution, Elections Ontario recommends that Ontarians in the impacted electoral districts monitor and verify their personal transaction statements from governments, financial institutions, businesses and any other institutions to detect any unusual activity.  If any suspicious activities are detected, you are advised to contact those organizations immediately or if you need help finding out whom to call, please call Elections Ontario at 1-888-668-8683, TTY service at 1-888-292-2312 and we will refer you to the appropriate organizations.