Voting Tomorrow? Here’s what you need to know

TORONTO – Voters who plan to cast their ballot on October 6 for the provincial general election in Ontario should follow a simple checklist before heading to their poll.

First, to be eligible to vote, a person must be 18 years of age or older on election day, a Canadian citizen and a resident of Ontario.

Voters should make sure they have the right identification documents to prove name and address in the electoral district where they reside. This could be an Ontario driver’s licence/permit, a utility bill or any document issued by the Government of Canada or Ontario or a municipality. A comprehensive list of acceptable documentation is available at wemakevotingeasy.ca.

Voters should also remember to take their Notice of Registration Card. At the voting location, an election worker will greet voters and ask for their Notice of Registration Card and their proof of identity before issuing the voter a ballot.

Eligible Ontarians who did not receive a Notice of Registration Card can still vote. A voter without a Notice of Registration Card who is not on the Voters List will need to provide proof of name and residence and must sign a declaration to obtain a ballot. Elections Ontario encourages all voters to visit wemakevotingeasy.ca or to call us at 1-888-ONT-VOTE to find out their election day voting location.

More than 7,700 voting locations will be open for 12 hours on election day from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (ET) or 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (CT) where voting will take place at more than 24,000 polls.

After the polls close unofficial results will be available on the Elections Ontario website. For more information on results reporting and official tabulation, visit wemakevotingeasy.ca. 

Elections Ontario is the non-partisan agency responsible for administering provincial elections, by-elections and referenda.

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For more information:
Elections Ontario Media Relations
416.212.6186 / 1.866.252.2152      
media@elections.on.ca
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