When, Where and How to Vote
Voting in Ontario is easy. Eligible electors have many ways to find out when, where and how to vote whenever a provincial election or by-election is called.
When and Where to Vote
If your name and address are on the Voters List, you will receive a Notice of Registration Card by mail. It will tell you when and where you can vote. You can only vote once in a provincial election.
If your name is not on the Voters List, or you have not receive a Notice of Registration Card, you can find out when and where to vote using our online tool. This tool will give you information about your electoral district, contact information for your returning office and the voting locations for both advance voting and voting on election day.
Where you vote is determined by where you live. Your voting locations for advance voting and voting on election day are based on your address, which means you can only vote at the locations assigned to you.
How to Vote
There are many ways to vote in a provincial general election or by-election. You can choose the option that works best for you.
To vote, you will need to bring identification that shows your name and residential address. If you are on the Voters List, bring your Notice of Registration Card and a piece of identification that shows your name. If you are not on the Voters List, bring a piece of identification that shows both your name and residential address.
You can choose to vote in person by special ballot at your local returning office from the day after the election is called until 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) the day before election day.
All eligible electors can vote by special ballot. There are several ways to do this:
- In person, at your returning office
- By mail
- By home visit if you have a disability and require assistance
- By hospital visit in participating hospitals during a general election only
Find more about voting by special ballot.
You can vote in person before election day by voting at one of your advance voting locations. Advance voting is held in different locations across your electoral district. You can find your advance voting locations by checking your Notice of Registration Card, using our online tool or contacting us. Learn more about advance voting.