When And Where To Vote
If your name and address are on the list of electors (which is also referred to as the voters list), you will receive a notice of registration card by mail. It will tell you when and where you can vote. You may vote only once in a provincial election.
If you do not receive a notice of registration card, you can find out where and when you can vote in many different ways:
- During an election, you can use our online tool. This tool will show you information for your electoral district, contact information for your returning office and voting locations that you may use for advance poll voting or on Election Day.
Where you vote is determined by where you live. Your voting location for Election Day, advance poll voting and returning office are based on your address, which means you may vote only at the locations assigned to you.
There are many ways to vote in an Ontario provincial election. Choose which option and timing works best for you. You may vote only once.
Before Election Day at your returning office
Typically, beginning the day after the election is called, you can vote in person at your returning office. If you choose to vote before candidates are nominated, election officials will explain to you how you can complete a write-in ballot (see special ballots, below). If you vote within the last five days of the election, you will be using a tabulator ballot. Election staff can also help you with this option.
Before Election Day at an advanced poll
You can vote in person before Election Day by voting at your advance poll voting location. Advance polls are held in different locations across your electoral district. You can find your advance poll locations by checking your notice of registration card or using our online tool. Learn more about voting at an advance poll.
On Election Day
You can vote in person on Election Day from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) at your voting location.
To find your voting location you can do the following:
- During an election you can use our online tool "where do I vote". This tool will show you information for your electoral district, contact information for your returning office and voting locations that you may use for the advance poll or on Election Day.
- Check your notice of registration card.
- Contact us.