Be a Registered Elector
Elections Ontario keeps a register of names and addresses of people eligible to vote in Ontario called the Permanent Register of Electors for Ontario.
When an election is called, the list of electors for each electoral district is created from the register.
If you are registered with Elections Ontario then you are more likely to receive a notice of registration card informing you where and when to vote. You will also have a faster and easier voting experience.
You can use our online tool, “Am I on the register?" to confirm your information in the register.
The register is a continually updated database of Ontarians who are qualified to vote.
Changes to the register include:
- additions—new Canadians, those turning 18 or moving to Ontario
- updates—electors who change their name or residence
- removals—names of deceased electors or Canadians moving out of Ontario
Elections Ontario maintains the register on an ongoing basis using information from federal, provincial and municipal data sources and through direct updates from electors.
Electors who choose to opt out of the register do not lose their right to vote. However, you will have to add your name to the list of electors for every election.
In accordance with the Election Act, Elections Ontario provides elector information to Members of Provincial Parliament with respect to the electoral district they represent and to provincial political parties with respect to all 107 electoral districts.
The Permanent Register of Electors for Ontario and List of Electors Guidelines published by Elections Ontario explain what information is shared with provincial political participants, when it is shared, how they are authorized to use it and their responsibilities to safeguard elector information.