On Election Day
Identification will be asked for at each of the polls. A list of acceptable identification is listed below.
If you do not have the prescribed identification you may complete a Declaration of Identity at the poll which will allow you to vote.
If you are not on the Voters' List you will need to complete an Application to Amend the Voters' List. These applications will be available at each poll and take only a few minutes to complete.
Although it is helpful you do not need your Voter Identification Card to vote. The card is provided simply as a way of identifying your voting location.
If you have any questions regarding Election Day or the voting process please call the Election office at 905-546-4365.
A person is entitled to be an elector at an election held in a local municipality if on voting day, Monday, October 27, 2014, he or she:
resides in the local municipality or is the owner or tenants of land there, or the spouse of such a person;
- is a Canadian citizen; and,
- is at least 18 years old; and,
- is not prohibited from voting under any law.
The following persons are prohibited from voting:
- a person who is serving a sentence of imprisonment in a penal or correctional institution
- a corporation
- a person acting as an executor or trustee or in any other representative capacity, except as a voting proxy
- a person who was convicted of the corrupt practice described in subsection 90(3) of the Municipal Elections Act, if voting day in the current election is less than four years after voting day in the election in respect of which he or she was convicted.
An elector is now required to provide proof of identity and residence prior to receiving a ballot. All documents must be originals.
Acceptable Documents for Voter Identification
You must present one fo the following documents showing your name and address:
- An Ontario driver’s licence
- An Ontario Health Card (photo card)
- An Ontario Photo Card
- An Ontario motor vehicle permit (vehicle portion)
- A cancelled personalized cheque
- A mortgage statement, lease or rental agreement relating to property in Ontario
- An insurance policy or insurance statement
- A loan agreement or other financial agreement with a financial institution
- A document issued or certified by a court in Ontario
- Any other document from the government of Canada, Ontario or a municipality in Ontario or from an agency or such a government
- Any document from a Band Council in Ontario established under the Indian Act (Canada)
- An income tax assessment notice
- A Child Tax Benefit Statement
- A Statement of Employment Insurance Benefits Paid T4E
- A Statement of Old Age Security T4A (OAS)
- A Statement of Canada Pension Plan Benefits T4A (P)
- A Canada Pension Plan Statement of Contributions
- A Statement of Direct Deposit for Ontario Works
- A Statement of Direct Deposit for Ontario Disability Support Program
- A Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Statement of Benefits T5007
- A property tax assessment
- A credit card statement, bank account statement, or RRSP, RRIF, RHOSP or T5 statement
- A CNIB Card or a card from another registered charitable organization that provides services to persons with disabilities
- A hospital card or record
- A document showing campus residence, issued by the office or officials responsible for student residence at a post-secondary institution
- A document showing residence at a long-term care home under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007, issued by the Administrator for the home
- A utility bill for hydro, water, gas, telephone or cable TV or a bill from a public utilities commission
- A cheque stub, T4 statement or pay receipt issued by an employer
- A transcript or report card from a post-secondary school