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Permanent Register of Electors for Ontario

We maintain a register of names and addresses of people who are eligible to vote in Ontario called the Permanent Register of Electors for Ontario. Updates are made to the register on an ongoing basis using information from federal, provincial and municipal data sources such as the National Register of Electors maintained by Elections Canada, and through direct updates from electors.

When an election is called, information from the permanent register is used to create the list of electors for each electoral district.

Being on the register has several benefits:

  • You don’t have to register to vote for every provincial election,
  • You’ll automatically be included on the list of electors for an election, and
  • Elections Ontario will mail you a Voter Information Card informing you of when and where to vote once a general election or by-election in your electoral district has been called.

Get on it! Using e‑Registration, you can:

  • Add yourself to the register
  • Check whether you are already on the register
  • Update your information on the register
  • Remove yourself from the register
  • Remove a deceased elector from the register

If you would prefer, you can also make these changes by submitting a paper form.

The Guidelines for the Use of Electoral Products explains what information is shared with provincial political participants, when it is shared, how they are authorized to use it and their responsibilities for safeguarding elector information.

We take precautions to ensure that personal information contained on the Voters List is kept secure and is used for authorized purposes only. You will find more details under Privacy of Personal Information