ELECTION DAY: Some need-to-know information for voters

ELECTION DAY: Some need-to-know information for voters
Casting a vote. Stock photo.

CORNWALL, Ontario – Today Ontario will decide who returns to Queen’s Park in Toronto – and which MPP will be forced to pack it in.

To that end we thought we would answer some of the more important questions heading into the vote.

This information is provided by Elections Ontario, and more details can be found here.

Who can vote?

On Thursday, June 12, 2014, election day, 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. If you meet these requirements, you are an eligible elector.

When can you vote?

Polls will open across the province at 9 a.m. and will close 12 hours later, at 9 p.m.

Where can you vote?

As an eligible voter, you cast your ballot at a voting location in your electoral district. You can also find your Electoral District by using the interactive tool located at the Elections Ontario website. Your Notice of Registration Card, which you should have received by mail, will detail the name and address of your voting location on election day.

How to vote?

When you get to your voting location you should take your registration card and one piece of ID that includes your name. If you forget to bring your card, or didn’t receive one, you will be asked to show ID. The poll official will verify your name, cross your name off the Voters List and hand you a folded ballot. You will take your ballot behind the voting screen and put an ‘X’ next to the name of the candidate of your choice. Return your marked and refolded ballot to the poll official. The back of your ballot will be verified. The folded ballot will be returned to you. You drop your ballot into the ballot box and you’re done.

What if you need help on election day?

Please ask at your voting location, if you need help. You can bring a friend with you (who will be required to take an oath), but you may need to show related documentation to your condition or ailment.

Share this article