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Register of Absentee Electors

In Ontario, eligible electors temporarily living outside of the province have the option of adding their names to the Register of Absentee Electors. The Register of Absentee Electors is a list of Ontario electors who have moved out of the province less than two years before election day and who plan to return to Ontario. Some electors may be exempt from the two-year time limit. 

Electors on the Register of Absentee Electors will automatically be sent a special ballot kit every time there is a general election, or a by-election in their electoral district. The special ballot kit will allow them to vote by mail using a write-in ballot.

Please note that, if you are on Register of Absentee Electors, you will not receive a Voter Information Card.

If you live in Ontario but will be away on election day, you will not be eligible to add your name to the Register of Absentee Electors but you may still be able to vote by special ballot.