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Voter Information

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.

Voter Eligibility

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.

Voter Identification

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:

  1. An Ontario driver’s licence
  2. An Ontario Health Card (photo card)
  3. An Ontario Photo Card
  4. An Ontario motor vehicle permit (vehicle portion)
  5. A cancelled personalized cheque
  6. A mortgage statement, lease or rental agreement relating to property in Ontario
  7. An insurance policy or insurance statement
  8. A loan agreement or other financial agreement with a financial institution
  9. A document issued or certified by a court in Ontario
  10. Any other document from the government of Canada, Ontario or a municipality in Ontario or from an agency or such a government
  11. Any document from a Band Council in Ontario established under the Indian Act (Canada)
  12. An income tax assessment notice
  13. A Child Tax Benefit Statement
  14. A Statement of Employment Insurance Benefits Paid T4E
  15. A Statement of Old Age Security T4A (OAS)
  16. A Statement of Canada Pension Plan Benefits T4A (P)
  17. A Canada Pension Plan Statement of Contributions
  18. A Statement of Direct Deposit for Ontario Works
  19. A Statement of Direct Deposit for Ontario Disability Support Program
  20. A Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Statement of Benefits T5007
  21. A property tax assessment
  22. A credit card statement, bank account statement, or RRSP, RRIF, RHOSP or T5 statement
  23. A CNIB Card or a card from another registered charitable organization that provides services to persons with disabilities
  24. A hospital card or record
  25. A document showing campus residence, issued by the office or officials responsible for student residence at a post-secondary institution
  26. 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
  27. A utility bill for hydro, water, gas, telephone or cable TV or a bill from a public utilities commission
  28. A cheque stub, T4 statement or pay receipt issued by an employer
  29. A transcript or report card from a post-secondary school