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Register of Absentee Electors

Electors who are temporarily living outside the province can be added to the Register of Absentee Electors. Electors on the register are sent a special ballot kit to vote by mail whenever an election in their electoral district is called.

You can add your name to the Register of Absentee Electors anytime if you:

  • are 18 years of age or older
  • are a Canadian citizen
  • moved out of the province less than two years before election day
  • had lived in Ontario for at least 12 consecutive months before you left, and
  • are planning to return to Ontario

You are exempt from the two-year time limit if one or more of the following apply:

  • You are on active duty as a member of the Canadian Armed Forces
  • You are working for the Government of Canada or Ontario
  • You are attending an educational institution
  • You are an immediate family member of any of the above