Organisation : Elections Ontario
Facility Name : Voter Registration
Applicable For : Canadian citizen, resident of Ontario, 18 years of age or older
Country : Ontario, Canada
Website : https://www.elections.on.ca/en/voting-in-ontario/voter-registration.html
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Who Can Register To Vote In Ontario?
To be eligible to vote in an Ontario election, you must be:
** 18 years of age or older;
** a Canadian citizen; and
** a resident of Ontario.
Related / Similar Facility : Elections Ontario Vote By Mail & Home Visit
How To Do Voter Registration In Ontario?
Elections Ontario maintains three electoral registers for provincial elections and by-elections: the voters list, the Register of Absentee Voters and the Ontario Register of Future Voters. Updates are made to the voters list on an ongoing basis using information from federal, provincial and municipal sources, or through direct updates from voters.
You can use eRegistration to add, update or confirm your information on the:
** voters list for individuals who are 18 years of age or older, Canadian citizens and residents of Ontario;
** Register of Absentee Voters for voters temporarily living outside Ontario who intend to return to the province; or
** Ontario Register of Future Voters for eligible 16- and 17-year-olds who will be automatically added to the voters list when they turn 18.
You can also use e-Registration to remove your information or to request the removal of information of a deceased person. Elections Ontario is committed to protecting the privacy and security of personal information, which is only used for electoral purposes.
FAQs On Ontario Voting
Frequently Asked Questions FAQs On Ontario Voting
I’m not registered to vote
** You must be on the voters list to vote. Between elections you can add yourself to the voters list with eRegistration.
** You can add yourself to the voters list when you go to vote. Bring one piece of ID showing both your name and current residential address. Find examples of accepted identification.
** Adding yourself to the voters list when you go to vote will take extra time, and you will need to complete a form.
What ID do I need 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.
Information about identification for transgender voters
** 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.
** A number of documents can be used as identification, including utility bills, credit card or cell phone statements, or government-issued identification.
** Photo identification is not required to vote in a provincial election. If you choose to show photo identification, your appearance does not need to match the photo.
** Between elections, you can update your information on the voters list with eRegistration.
Do I need to provide information about my sex or gender expression to vote?
You do not need to provide any information about your sex or gender expression when you go to vote.
Where do I vote?
If you are eligible to vote in an Ontario provincial election, you can vote:
** At the returning office; OR
** At an advance voting location; OR
** At the voting location on election day; OR
** By mail; OR
** By requesting a home visit
During an election, you can use our Voter Information Service to find your voting locations.
What options do I have for voting other than at my assigned voting location on election day?
Elections Ontario offers a number of options for voting, including voting by mail and voting in person at the returning office or at an advance voting location.
I did not receive a voter information card—can I vote?
Yes – you can vote if you did not receive a voter information card. During an election, you can find out when and where to vote through our Voter Information Service. Please remember to bring one piece of ID showing your name and current residential address to vote. Find examples of accepted identification.
I can’t vote in person
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.
I need assistance with voting
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, home visit or in the hospital.