Voting Info


Voting Day is Monday, October 22, 2018.

You have between now and October 14, 2018 to be added to the Voters’ List to vote in Oshawa’s Municipal Election by:

Who can vote in the elections?

Anyone can vote in a municipal election who, on the day of the election, Monday, October 22, 2018, is:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • a Canadian citizen; and
  • either a resident of the municipality or a property owner or tenant or the spouse or same sex partner of an owner or tenant in the municipality during a specified time just before the election.

Once you have received you Voter Notification Card, there are 10 advanced voting opportunities. Eligible electors can vote at any advance voting location, regardless of ward in which you live.

NOTE: If an individual is not registered (i.e. they did not receive a voter card and their name does not appear on the Voters’ List) they can still vote; however they will be required to complete an Application to Amend the Voters List Form with a Revision Clerk at the Voter Registry table. It’s easy as pie,

At each Polling Station is a greeter to help voters to enjoy a smooth and easy voting experience. Two things can happen for voters:

  1. If voters attend the voting place with a voter notification card or letter from City Clerk Services, a Greeter will direct the voter to the Deputy Returning Officers who are responsible for issuing ballots.
  2. If a voter attends without a voter notification card or letter from City Clerk Services, the Greeter will direct the voter to the Revision Clerk to confirm whether the voter is on the Voters List. If they are not, they will complete an Application to Amend form with the Revision Clerk to add their name to the Voters List. If they are on the list, the Revision Clerk will direct the voter to the appropriate Deputy Returning Officer to receive a ballot.

All Voters are required to provide a piece of identification (does not need to be photo identification) that contains their name and qualifying address within the City. The full list of eligible identification is found in Schedule 1 of Ontario Regulation 304/13 found at the link below:


1. An Ontario driver’s licence.

2. An Ontario Health Card (photo card).

3. An Ontario Photo Card.

4. An Ontario motor vehicle permit (vehicle portion).

5. A cancelled personalized cheque.

6. A mortgage statement, lease or rental agreement relating to property in Ontario.

7. An insurance policy or insurance statement.

8. A loan agreement or other financial agreement with a financial institution.

9. A document issued or certified by a court in Ontario.

10. Any other document from the government of Canada, Ontario or a municipality in Ontario or from an agency of such a government.

11. Any document from a Band Council in Ontario established under the Indian Act (Canada).

12. An income tax assessment notice.

13. A Child Tax Benefit Statement.

14. A Statement of Employment Insurance Benefits Paid T4E.

15. A Statement of Old Age Security T4A (OAS).

16. A Statement of Canada Pension Plan Benefits T4A (P).

17. A Canada Pension Plan Statement of Contributions.

18. A Statement of Direct Deposit for Ontario Works.

19. A Statement of Direct Deposit for Ontario Disability Support Program.

20. A Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Statement of Benefits T5007.

21. A property tax assessment.

22. A credit card statement, bank account statement, or RRSP, RRIF, RHOSP or T5 statement.

23. A CNIB Card or a card from another registered charitable organization that provides services to persons with disabilities.

24. A hospital card or record.

25. A document showing campus residence, issued by the office or officials responsible for student residence at a post-secondary institution.

26. A document showing residence at a long-term care home under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007, issued by the Administrator for the home.

27. A utility bill for hydro, water, gas, telephone or cable TV or a bill from a public utilities commission.

28. A cheque stub, T4 statement or pay receipt issued by an employer.

29. A transcript or report card from a post-secondary school.

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