Between May 17 and 25, Elections Ontario should have sent you a Voter Information Card which goes to all registered voters and contains information on when and where to vote. If you missed the information form, don’t worry. You can find out where to vote by using Elections Ontario’s Voter Information Service. Simply input your area code and you’ll be provided with the location of your polling station.
What do I do on voting day?
Head to your polling station and you’ll be presented with a personalized ballot by the election officials there. On the ballot, you will find a list of candidates in your riding and directed to a voting booth where you can mark the ballot.
To vote, mark an X in the circle next to your chosen candidate. Don’t worry if you make a mistake. Simply ask for another ballot and the election official will write ‘canceled’ onto the back of the ballot.
Can’t make it to the polls on Election Day? You can still vote!
- Vote by Mail: by sending Elections Ontario your Special ballot application. Applications are available on our website, at your local returning office or by contacting Elections Ontario (see below). We will mail you a ballot and instructions. You then send your completed ballot to Elections Ontario by 6:00pm, (Eastern Time) on election day.
- Vote at Home: by contacting your Special Ballot Office at 416-761-1675
- Vote at your returning office or advance polls. Contact Elections Ontario (see below) for days and times you can vote.
What if I don’t want to vote for any of the candidates?
You can decline your ballot. Tell the election official that you are declining your right to vote. The ballot will be marked as “declined” and put into a special envelope, to be counted after the polls close as “declined ballots.” In the last provincial election in 2014 just under 30,000 votes—or 0.6 percent of those who turned out to vote—were declined, a 1,200 percent jump from the previous election.
Who do I vote for?
Well, we can’t tell you that. But if you want to know where the parties stand on the issues that matter to you, check out Maclean’s party platform guide.
Do you have a question? Contact Elections Ontario:
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