In our ongoing commitment to remove voting barriers, we provide the following services to make the electoral process more accessible.
If you would like any information or resources on this website in an accessible format, please contact us.
- Audio Tactile Interface: Features large raised buttons and bright colours and Braille inscriptions.
- Paddles: Includes red and blue paddles that can be pressed using hands, feet or even elbows.
- Sip and Puff Technology: Sends signals to a device using air pressure by "sipping" (inhaling) or "puffing" (exhaling) into a straw.
We provide the following accessible services at all our voting locations:
- Election officials can bring the ballot outside the voting location to make the process more accessible.
- Voters can request a transfer to another voting location that better meets their accessibility needs. The request must be made before election day at the returning office.
- Voters may bring a friend or support person to assist with marking their ballot.
- Voters may use their mobile phones as an accessibility device.
- We provide magnifiers.
- We provide ballot templates with Braille numbering and cut outs.
- Voters may book an American Sign Language Interpreter or Intervenor through the Canadian Hearing Society or the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. Elections Ontario will cover the cost.
- Service animals are permitted in returning offices, satellite offices and in voting locations, unless excluded by law.
- All our voting locations meet our Site Accessibility Standards.
- All election officials receive training on how to provide customer service in an accessible manner.