TORONTO, Sept. 14 /CNW/ - Elections Ontario is urging new electors who
are qualified to vote but who are not on the Voters List for the October 10
provincial general election and referendum to ensure they add their names to
First-time voters typically include new residents of the province, new
Canadian citizens and voters who have turned 18 since the last election. These
individuals should contact Elections Ontario to ensure their names are on the
Voters List and they are able to vote.
Qualified electors may register and receive a Certificate to Vote up to
8 P.M. on Tuesday, October 9, by taking documents that prove their identity
and prove their residence to their local Returning Office. Electors may also
add their names to the Voters List by taking documents that show proof of
identity and proof of residence to any advance poll in their electoral
district or to their poll on Election and Referendum Day.
A comprehensive list of acceptable identification can be found at
Returning office locations and phone numbers, and voting locations may be
obtained from the Elections Ontario website at www.elections.on.ca or by
calling Elections Ontario at 1-888-668-8683.
To be eligible to vote, on polling day a person must be:
- 18 years of age or older,
- a Canadian citizen, and
- a resident of an electoral district in Ontario.
Elections Ontario is the non-partisan agency responsible for
administering provincial elections, by-elections and referenda.
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For further information:
For further information: Elections Ontario Media Relations: (416)
212-6186, 1-866-252-2152, firstname.lastname@example.org