Learn about what happens in a voting location on voting days.
You are required to show the election official acceptable identification to receive your ballot.
You do not need photo ID, just one piece of ID showing your name and address within the City of Toronto.
The most common forms of acceptable ID are:
Although the VIC is not mandatory to vote, it confirms with election officials that you are on the voters’ list and speeds up your time in the voting place. If you are on the voters’ list you should have received your VIC before advance voting days.
Check to see if you are on the voters’ list and review your information by using MyVote. If you are not on the voters’ list, you can add yourself when you go to vote in person on Election Day, Monday, October 24.
Before you go to vote, check to see if you are on the voters’ list and review your information by using MyVote. If you are not on the voters’ list, you can add yourself when you go to vote in person on Election Day, Monday, October 24.
When you arrive, an election official will:
You will have successfully voted once your ballot is accepted by the tabulator.
You must swear a declaration of qualification to ensure you are qualified.
Declaration of Qualification
I, (state your name), declare I am a qualified voter and
I have not already voted in this election.
You may ask anyone who is not a candidate or a scrutineer to act as your interpreter and they must swear a Declaration of Interpreter
Declaration of Interpreter
The interpreter must swear a declaration before providing assistance. They may not go behind the voting screen with you.
I, (state your name), declare I will truthfully translate any declaration, document or question put to the elector and the answer.
If you cannot mark the ballot, you may ask a friend to help you. The friend must swear a Declaration Friend of a Voter. The person acting as a friend may go behind the voting screen with you. A person may act as a friend only once, except in nursing homes, or for family members.
Declaration Friend of a Voter
I, (state your name), declare I will: