June 7 is Election Day in Ontario

The next provincial election in Ontario will be on June 7, 2018. There are important changes to note for the 2018 General Election.

Elections Ontario is modernizing the voting process and putting the needs of electors first by introducing technology in the polls. Election officials will be using electronic poll books (e-Poll books) and vote tabulators across the province for advance voting. On election day, 50 per cent of the polls will have vote tabulators and e-Poll books and serve 90 per cent of electors.

E-Poll books make it easier and faster for an elector to get a ballot. Election officials will use the e‑Poll books to strike voters names from the Voters List before providing them with their ballot. Voters will then cast their ballot using vote tabulators, delivering faster and improved service to Ontario’s electors.

The number of electoral districts in Ontario is increasing from 107 to 124. Some electors may be voting in a different location or electoral district for this election. Electors are encouraged to confirm, update or add their information on the Voters List before they go to vote. Registered voters will be sent a Voter Information Card with information about when and where to vote. Voters can check their information online with e-Registration at www.elections.on.ca.

Canadian citizens who reside in Ontario, and are at least 18 years of age on election day, are eligible to vote.

Ontario electors can find a list of acceptable identification documents and information about when and where to vote on www.elections.on.ca.

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