Learning about Elections
We offer informative and engaging educational resources to help you learn and teach about Ontario provincial elections.
You can download the resources below, or complete a resource order form to request hard copies.
Voting PowerPoint presentation
The Voting PowerPoint presentation makes it easy to learn about elections. It includes information about Ontario’s provincial electoral process. It also has information about who can vote, how to vote and when to vote.
Voter Rights poster
The Voter Rights poster informs you of your rights on voting day.
Use this timeline to learn about elections and democracy in Canada - with a focus on Ontario.
Voters List handout
Use this handout to learn about the Voters List and steps you can take to get on it.
About Elections Ontario handout
Use this handout to learn about Elections Ontario; what we do and how we can help you vote.
Ontario Register of Future Voters handout
This handout explains how 16 and 17 year olds can add their name to the Ontario Register of Future Voters.
Guide to the Ontario Register of Future Voters
Use this guide to learn more about the Ontario Register of Future Voters and what happens when a Future Voter turns 18.
We are updating our materials because of new legislation. A new law was passed since the creation of Voting Rules! that enabled Elections Ontario to create the Ontario Register of Future Voters, a register for 16 and 17 year olds who wish to pre-register to vote. In the meantime, please use the Addendum to continue using the current Grade 10 edition of Voting Rules!
Voting Rules! is the civics education program that Elections Ontario and Elections Canada developed for Grade 5 and 10 teachers in Ontario. The program features lesson plans, activities, and information on[KS1] [JL2] democracy, elections and voting in Ontario and Canada.
The Voting Rules! teacher toolkits are available at no cost in English and French, and in alternate format.
There are two teacher toolkits one for Grade 5 and one for Grade 10. Teachers can pick from a number of lesson plans and choose learning tasks to suit the needs of their classes and students. Each program finishes with the class administering and delivering a mock election.
This brochure describes the electoral process and voter’s rights. These brochures are sent every year to school boards, which distribute them to their students who are turning 18.
Voting in Ontario brochures are available at no cost in English and French, and in alternate format upon request.
We maintain the Ontario Register of Future Voters for 16 and 17 year old Canadian citizens who reside in Ontario. Information from the Ontario Register of Future Voters is automatically transferred to the Voters List when a person turns 18.
You can add yourself to the Ontario Register of Future Voters using e‑Registration.
Only the applicant can add, update their information or remove themselves from the Ontario Register of Future Voters. We will not accept forms submitted on behalf of another individual, unless they are removing a deceased person from the Ontario Register of Future Voters..