How to vote

It is up to your municipal council to decide what methods will be used to cast votes in the election. Voting methods that have been used in Ontario municipal elections include:

  • traditional voting (you go to a voting place and mark a paper ballot)
  • alternative voting, such as:
    • touch screen voting (you go to a voting place and vote by touching a screen)
    • vote by mail
    • vote by phone
    • vote by Internet

The municipal council must decide by June 1, 2014 which voting method or methods will be used in the election. If an alternative voting method is used, the municipal clerk is responsible for establishing the policies and procedures for voting, and for informing electors how to cast their ballot.

For more information on how to cast a vote in your municipality, please contact your municipal clerk.