To vote in an Ontario provincial election you do not need government-issued ID. We recommend you bring documents that show your name and address. These can be separate documents. One example is a utilities bill that shows your address.
If you are on the list of electors, you have the option to swear an oath if you do not have documentation.
You must be on the list of electors to vote. When you arrive at your voting location, if you are not on the list of electors you will need to be added. Bring your documents to establish your name and address and the election officials can help you get added to the list. This will take extra time and you will be required to complete a form. Between elections you are able to add yourself to the register of electors. Find details here.
You must be on the list of electors to vote. You do not need government issued ID to vote. If you are not on the list of electors, and you don’t have any acceptable documents, and it is Election Day then you will not be able to vote. Learn how to become a registered elector.
If you have recently moved, you need one piece of documentation that shows your current address and one document that shows your name. These can be separate documents. One example may be a utilities bill. Here is a list of acceptable documents for identification.
You have several options if you need assistance voting. Our returning offices are equipped with voting technology that can be used by persons with a wide range of disabilities to mark and verify their ballot independently. These technologies facilitate voting for persons with limited or no vision, persons who require audio instruction and persons with mobility challenges.
We also offer our special ballot program to electors who are unable to make it to a voting location. Learn more about how to vote by special ballot home visit.
You also have the option to bring a friend, family member or support person to assist you to vote.
If you are unable to speak English or French, you may bring an English or French speaking friend or family member with you to vote. Your friend or family member will be asked to swear an oath. After the oath has been taken they will be able to act as your translator to assist you to vote.