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Privacy Of Personal Information

Elections Ontario takes precautions to ensure that personal information contained in the registers is kept secure and is used for authorized purposes only. Information in the registers maintained by Elections Ontario can only be used for electoral purposes in accordance with the provisions of the Election Act.

The Chief Electoral Officer of Ontario is permitted under the Election Act to provide information from the Permanent Register of Electors for Ontario to:

  • The Chief Electoral Officer of Canada;
  • any municipality in Ontario and its local boards;
  • Members of the Provincial Parliament;
  • registered political parties; and
  • candidates

The Guidelines for the Use of Electoral Products explains 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.

You can remove yourself from the Permanent Register of Electors for Ontario.

The Chief Electoral Officer of Ontario may, on the written request of an elector and subject to approval, redact from any record made available to political entities, data partners and to the public, any information that the Chief Electoral Officer reasonably believes would, if made available, endanger the life, health or security of the elector.

If you would like to request a redaction form, please contact us.

Read more about Elections Ontario's Privacy Policy.

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