VOTE Thursday: when & where to vote

VOTE Thursday: when & where to vote

   1. When to vote:

We have 12 hours to vote on Ontario’s election day, Thursday, Ontario 6, 2011.  9am to 9pm.

2. Where to Vote:  

Consult Where Do I Vote*  to find Election Day voting locations in your electoral district. *http://faq.elections.on.ca/faq/performsearch.do?type1QuestionId=1#WDIV

(For help accessing information on this site call 416-326-6300 or 1-888-668-8683; email info@elections.on.ca; or TTY at 1-888-292-2312.)  *http://fyed.elections.on.ca/fyed/en/form_page_en.jsp

3.Who can vote

You can vote if you…

  • Are 18 years of age or older,
  • Are a Canadian citizen,
  • Reside in an electoral district, and
  • Have not already voted in this election

If you meet these requirements, you are an eligible elector.  Am I Registered to vote?    By filling out this online form, electors can see if their information is contained in the permanent register of voters.

4. How to Vote:      

     You can vote in person on election day.   Home Visits   Voters who are housebound or will find it difficult to get to their voting location on election day may apply for a home visit. A voter can request the assistance of Special Ballot Officers to complete an application form *and to vote from home. A voter may apply for a home visit if he or she:  1) finds it impossible or unreasonably difficult to go to the returning office and 2) needs assistance because of a disability or because he or she is unable to read or write.

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ORIGINAL  POSTING: Sept 5, 2011    When & where & how to vote : New Regs.

29 Days to Vote   Ontario now offers more days to vote.   You can vote:

  • In person on election day,
  • In person at an advance poll,
  • In person or by mail through Special ballot

September 8 – October 6 2011

  • 29 days to vote in a general election (Sept 8-Oct 6)
  • 28 days to vote in person with a Special ballot at your returning office (Sept 8-Oct 5)
  • 23 days to apply for a Special ballot to vote by mail (Sept 8-Sept 30)
  • 15 days to vote with assistive voting technology (Sept 21-Oct 5)
  • 10 days to vote at advance polls (Sept 21-Sept 30)
  • 12 hours to vote on election day (Oct 6)

2. Where to Vote:  

On Monday Sept 12th, you will be able to consult Where Do I Vote* online application to find the names, address and dates of Advance Polls and Election Day voting locations in your electoral district. *http://faq.elections.on.ca/faq/performsearch.do?type1QuestionId=1#WDIV

Find your electoral district is an online* application.

(For help accessing information on this site call 416-326-6300 or 1-888-668-8683; email info@elections.on.ca; or TTY at 1-888-292-2312.)  *http://fyed.elections.on.ca/fyed/en/form_page_en.jsp

3. How to Vote:      

     You can vote:

  • In person on election day,
  • In person at an advance poll,
  • In person or by mail through Special ballot
  • Special ballot   The Special ballot  makes voting more accessible for Ontario voters.
    • Vote by Mail     Voters will be able to apply for a Special ballot to vote by mail.   All electors may vote by Special ballot.
  • Vote in Person    For the first time, voters who would like to cast their ballot before October 6, 2011 may apply for a Special ballot and vote over 28 days of the election period. To vote in person at your returning office or satellite office on any of the 28 days before election day, download the Special Ballot Application form  from Elections Ontario (EO) website or contact EO (1-855-523-5932  sb@elections.on.ca   TTY 1-888-292-2312) to have one sent to you. If you’re away from home, you can vote by mail, as long as EO receives your ballot by 6pm ET on election day. Applications can be submitted anytime until 6 days before October 6th, election day inOntario.
  • Home Visits   Voters who are housebound or will find it difficult to get to their voting location on election day may apply for a home visit. A voter can request the assistance of Special Ballot Officers to complete an application form *and to vote from home. A voter may apply for a home visit if he or she:  1) finds it impossible or unreasonably difficult to go to the returning office and 2) needs assistance because of a disability or because he or she is unable to read or write.
  • Advance polls 15 days before election day advance polls are open for 10 days, starting Wednesday, September 21, 2011 to Friday, September 30, 2011 from 10 AM until 8 PM.. The dates, times and locations of advance polls will be provided on Sept 12th they’ll be posted on EO’s website http://faq.elections.on.ca/faq/performsearch.do?type1QuestionId=1#WDIV , on the Notice of Registration Card and in your newspaper.

4. Who can vote

You can vote if you…

  • Are 18 years of age or older,
  • Are a Canadian citizen,
  • Reside in an electoral district, and
  • Have not already voted in this election

If you meet these requirements, you are an eligible elector.

Am I Registered to vote?    By filling out this online form, electors can see if their information is contained in the permanent register of voters.