Saturday, October 20, 2018

Eligibility to Vote

Eligibility to vote
Municipal council election
You are eligible to vote in the election for municipal council if you meet all of the following requirements:
• you are a Canadian citizen
• you are aged 18 or older
• you qualify to vote in the municipality

There are 3 ways that you can qualify to vote in a municipality:

1. As a resident elector if you live in the municipality. You may own, rent, live in shared accommodation where you do not pay rent or live in the municipality but do not have a fixed address. Being a resident elector is the most common type of eligibility.

2. As a non-resident elector if you own or rent property in a municipality, but it's not the one where you live. You can only be a resident elector in 1 municipality. However, you can be a non-resident elector in any other municipality (or municipalities) where you own or rent property.

3. As the spouse of a non-resident elector if your spouse owns or rents property in the municipality or municipalities other than the one where you live.

Neither you nor your spouse qualify as a non-resident elector if you do not personally own or rent the property in the municipality. For example, if the property is owned by your business or your cottage is owned by a trust, you would not qualify as a non-resident elector.
Students
There is a special rule for students who may be living away from home while they attend school. If you are a student and consider your "home" to be the place where you live when you are not attending school (i.e. you plan on
returning there), then you are eligible to vote in both your "home" municipality and in the municipality where you currently live while attending school.

Voting in more than 1 municipality
If you qualify to vote in more than one municipality, you can vote in all of those municipal elections. For example, if you qualify as a resident elector in 1 municipality, and a non-resident elector in 3 other municipalities, you can vote in all 4 of those municipal elections.

How to Register to Vote

Are you on the list to vote for the upcoming municipal election? The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is responsible for providing municipalities with the list of people for the Voters' List. MPAC has created a website to offer citizens the opportunity to ensure they are on the list. If you are an Ontario resident over the age of 18 you can visit voterlookup.ca to confirm or update your information in a few easy steps. You can also change your school support for electoral purposes and add names to your property address.Updating this information will help to ensure that municipal Voters' Lists are accurate and up-to-date in preparation for municipal and school board elections occurring this October.
Find out ahead of time if you are eligible to vote. Visit voterlookup.ca or call 1-866-296-6722.
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