Frequently Asked Questions
If you are eligible to vote in an Ontario provincial election, you can vote:
- By mail; OR
- At your returning office; OR
- During advance voting; OR
- On election day
You can use our Voter Information Service to find your voting locations. Our Accessibility page also features tools and services to vote.
If you are on the voters list, you need to present one piece of ID with your name to vote. If you are not on the voters list, you must present one piece of ID showing both your name and current residential address to vote.
Find examples of accepted identification.
You do not need to provide any information about your sex or gender expression when you go to vote.
If you are on the voters list, you need to present one piece of ID showing your name to vote. If you are not on the voters list, you need to present one piece of ID showing both your name and current residential address to vote.
If you are unable to vote in person at your returning office, advance voting location or at your assigned location on election day, you can apply to vote by mail or request a home visit.
We strive to make voting accessible to all voters. Services for accessible voting include assistive voting technology, assistance at the polls, and voting by mail or home visit.
Find more information about accessible voting.
Ontario’s election law allows voters to decline their ballot. To decline your ballot, tell the election official that you are declining your right to vote when they hand you a ballot. This is a public process done out loud.
The election official will mark “declined” on the back of the ballot. Your ballot will not be placed in the ballot box but in an envelope for declined ballots.
If you do not have a permanent residence, the place where you have returned to most often to eat or sleep in the past five weeks is your residence.
If you do not have identification showing both your name and residential address, we have a temporary identification form called a Certificate of Identity and Residence. To receive this certificate, please speak to the administrator of the housing help center or food bank that you use most often.
Find information for administrators.