The Ontario election is just around the corner! Make sure you and your employees know where, when and how to cast your ballot!
In Ontario, there are three main ways to vote in this year’s election: in person on election day, in-person at an advance polling location, or by mail.
Remember: only persons who are 18 or older, are Canadian citizens and are residents of Ontario can vote.
Voting on Election Day
Most Ontarians will go to their assigned local polling station and cast their ballot on Election Day – June 2, 2022.
Polls will be open between 9:00 AM and 9:00 PM.
If you are already on the voters list, you will have received a Voter Information Card (VIC) in the mail from Elections Ontario. Your VIC will indicate where you need to go to vote on Election Day. If you have not received your VIC, you can request on from Elections Ontario up until May 23rd here.
Those voting on election day will be asked to present their VIC along with a piece of valid identification. You can find out which government-issued documents count as valid ID here.
If you do not have a VIC, you can still vote on election day. You will need to bring a piece of ID that includes your name and address to register on the spot and receive a ballot.
Voting Before Election Day (Advanced Polls)
If you or your employees are unable to vote on election day, you may want to use an advanced polling location. These locations will be open from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
Vote by Mail
This year, Elections Ontario has upgraded its vote-by-mail program. From May 4th to May 27th at 6:00 PM, eligible voters can request a vote-by-mail package using Elections Ontario’s online application or by downloading and printing an application from the Elections Ontario website.
Once filled out, ballots must reach a returning officer by 6:00 pm on Election Day (June 2nd).