Thursday, July 10, 2014

Ontario's 2014 Municipal Elections - Who Can Vote Where? #onpoli

On October 27, all of Ontario's municipalities will hold elections to elect (or re-elect) mayors, councillors, and school trustees. In order to vote in the election, you must meet the two "standard" criteria - be at least 18 and a Canadian citizen.

Further, you must be eligible to vote in the municipality. Who is eligible?
1. Be a Resident Elector
Your residence is where you live. If you live in a municipality, then you are eligible to vote in that municipality’s election. You are only allowed to have one residence.

2. Be a Non-resident Elector 
If you live in one municipality, and own or rent property in another municipality, you are eligible to vote in each municipality’s election.

3. As the spouse of a non-resident elector 
If your spouse qualifies as a non-resident elector in a municipality, then you can also vote in that municipality’s election. 
That`s right. You do not need to be a resident of the municipality in order to be eligible to vote in their election. As a property owner or renter, you have the right to vote for the municipal government.

You can confirm you`re on the list of electors by checking VoterLookup.ca. Check both your residence and your non-resident property addresses.

Now you know.



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