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Democracy Week

To mark International Day of Democracy, we launched a new e-Registration tool to simplify the registration process for Ontario voters. Now, Ontarians can confirm, update or add their information to the Voters List in a few easy steps.

Throughout Democracy Week – Sept. 15-21, 2017 – we promoted e-Registration across Ontario to improve the accuracy of the Voters List. Democracy Week events included a strong presence on university and college campuses to reach young voters in the highly mobile 18-24 demographic. Watch for updates on social media #EisforEasy and #GetONit.

Most Ontario residents are already registered to vote, but with several electoral boundaries changing for the next general election, voters will need to check the register to ensure that their personal information is correct. With up-to-date voter data from voters themselves, we can more successfully deliver the Voter Information Card (VIC) to the right person at the right doorstep before the next provincial election.

The VIC is mailed to every voter whose name and address appears on the Voters List. It includes important information about where to vote, when to vote, and the many ways to vote. For the next general election, the VIC will be the key to an improved, modernized voting system and a better voter experience – and it all starts with e-Registration

Check e-Registration now! 

Quick Facts

  • To be eligible to vote in an Ontario provincial election, you must be: 18 years of age or older, and a Canadian citizen, and a resident of Ontario.
  • 16 and 17-year-old Canadian citizens who are also residents of Ontario can now add themselves to the Ontario Register of Future Voters. When they turn 18, they will be transferred automatically to the Voters List.


EO on the Road - London

The London Knights opening game in London on September 22 became even more exciting than anticipated when Ontario voters got the chance to register online to vote in the next General Election!

EO on the Road - Ottawa

Ontario voters visiting the Byward Market in Ottawa on September 21 were greeted by Elections Ontario and given the opportunity to try e-Registration in return for a t-shirt and a high five! It’s quick, it’s easy, and you can even e-Register while waiting in line at the market!

CEO Speaks at Ontario at 150 Lecture Series

On Thursday, September 21, Chief Electoral Officer Greg Essensa was at Queen’s Park to present a lecture on the modernization of elections in Ontario. He engaged lecture-goers in discussion about the broader implications of electoral change over the course of Ontario’s history. This lecture is part of a series presented by the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to commemorate the province’s 150th anniversary and to moderate discussions about its future.

Democracy Week at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario

On Wednesday, September 20, Elections Ontario partnered with the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to engage high school students in a program to mark Democracy Week. This pilot program invited 50 high school students to Queen’s Park to participate in a day of workshops and presentations exploring our democratic system, the purpose of those who work within it, and the role of the media in keeping the public informed.

EO on the Road - Windsor

Elections Ontario was at the Devonshire Mall in Windsor on September 19 to show voters just how easy it is to register or check your information online—it can be done on your mobile device, and takes less time than getting a coffee!

EO on the Road - Toronto

Elections Ontario connected with Ryerson University and University of Toronto students on September 15, International Day of Democracy, to help them #GetONit and register online to vote! We were also downtown Toronto meeting people and showing them just how quickly they can check or update their voter information online on September 16. Some even registered online to vote while waiting in line at Toronto’s Ballroom Bowl—it’s just that easy.

Ontario Teachers' Federation—Annual Board Meeting

On Tuesday, August 22, CEO Greg Essensa spoke at the Ontario Teachers’ Federation’s annual board meeting about building solid partnerships with civics educators in Ontario. This was an opportunity to discuss EO’s outreach and civics education initiatives, to introduce the Ontario Register of Future Voters, and to drive home the importance of reaching youth before they turn 18, citing studies that have shown that if someone votes at 18, you have a voter for life.

Canadian Federation of Students—Annual General Meeting

CEO Greg Essensa answers an engaging question from a representative at the Canadian Federation of Students’ Annual General Meeting in Toronto on Friday, August 18. His presentation was an engaging launch— in conjunction with MC Tyrone Edwards of Much Music and E-Talk fame— of the new e-Registration initiative encouraging voters to check their information or Get on the List!

Want to help spread the word? We’ve made it easy for you! Check out this shareable content you can download and post to your social media feeds to let your friends and family know about e-Registration.