With Ontario’s municipal elections coming on Oct. 27, residents are being encouraged to make sure they are on the voters’ list.
To be a qualified elector you must be a resident of your municipality – for example, Toronto, Mississauga or Brampton – or an owner or tenant of land in the city or a spouse of such owner or tenant, a Canadian citizen and at least 18 years old.
To prove you are eligible to vote, you must bring an acceptable piece of identification with your address when you go to vote. If you recently moved to a new address and your name is not on the voters’ list, you must show proof of address and photo ID.
If you live in Toronto, you can check to see if you are on the voters’ list at Toronto.ca/elections/myvote or by calling 416-338-1111. The Toronto website also lists candidates for mayor, councillor and trustee by ward. If you live in Mississauga, check to see if you are on the list at voterlookup.ca.
Your poll location will be on your Voter Notification Card that will be mailed to your home this month. If you don’t know your poll location, visit the appropriate website to find out.
Advance polls are being held until Oct. 11.
If you are a Mississauga resident between the ages of 17 and 25, tweet Instagram, Facebook and YouTube the reasons why you vote. Use the hashtag #Ivotebecause and tag @CityMississauga.You could win $2,000 toward your college or university tuition. Visit mississaugavotes.ca for contest rules.