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Voting in provincial elections

Ontario provincial elections are held to elect Members of Provincial Parliament (MPPs) to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. When an election is called, electors vote for a candidate to represent their electoral district. The candidate with the greatest number of votes in each district becomes its MPP. The political party with the greatest number of elected MPPs usually forms the new provincial government.

Elections Ontario administers provincial general elections and by-elections in Ontario. Ontario is currently divided into 124 electoral districts. Each electoral district has an election office known as a returning office, which opens once an election or by-election has been called. A Returning Officer administers an election in an electoral district. 

To be eligible to vote, you must be:

  • 18 years of age or older;
  • a Canadian citizen; and
  • a resident of Ontario.

We offer many ways to vote, including voting early and by mail.

Once an election is called in your electoral district, you can use our Voter Information Service to find your voting information about when and where to vote. This information will also be on your voter information card, which you will receive in the mail if you are registered to vote.

Use Voter Registration to confirm, update, add or remove your information from the Register. You will need to provide one piece of ID and/or other required documentation