Our policies and guides govern how we effectively fulfill our mandate to administer provincial elections, by-elections and referenda. Our mission is to uphold the integrity and accessibility of the electoral process and to manage elections in an efficient, fair and impartial manner.
The Candidate Name Appearance Policy provides prospective candidate with information about how names will appear on ballots, and what supporting documentation they will need to provide.
The Complaints Investigation and Enforcement Policy outlines how complaints are received, reviewed, and addressed at Elections Ontario, including the escalation process and the process for referral to the Ministry of the Attorney General.
The Election Finances Act Guidelines describes the general approach of the Chief Electoral Officer to matters governed by the Election Finances Act.
The Election Finances Act Guidelines for Administrative Monetary Penalties describes how administrative monetary penalties may be applied for apparent contraventions of the Election Act and the Election Finances Act.
The French Language Services Policy outlines Elections Ontario’s requirements under the French Language Services Act, including the active offer and delivery of French language services, and the creation of public-facing documents in both official languages.
The Guidelines for the Use of Electoral Products provides guidance to political parties and candidates on the proper usage and handling of electoral products, including the steps that should be taken to protect the personal information of voters included in these products.
The Integrated Accessibility Standards Policy outlines Elections Ontario’s requirements and service standards for providing goods, services, and facilities for voters with disabilities.
The Site Accessibility Standards set accessibility standards for voting locations, returning offices and satellite offices.