Voter Info
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Voter Info

Who Can Vote?

You are eligible to vote in the 2018 municipal election in the City of Windsor if on voting day you are:
  • A Canadian citizen; and
  • 18 years of age or older on voting day; and
  • A resident in the City of Windsor or the owner or tenant of land in the City of Windsor or the spouse of such owner or tenant of land; and
  • Not prohibited from voting under any law

The following are not eligible to vote:

  • A person who is serving a sentence of imprisonment in a penal or correctional institution
  • A corporation
  • A person acting as executor or trustee or in any other representative capacity, except as a voting proxy in accordance with the Municipal Elections Act.

How do I know if I am a qualified voter?  Am I on the voters' list?

To be a qualified voter, you must be eligible to vote and your name should be included in the official City of Windsor Voters' List. Beginning in August you can call the 311 Call Centre to find out if you are on the list. 

  • If you are on the voters' list but the information on the list is incorrect, you can apply to change the information.
  • If you are not on the voters' list you can apply to add your name and voter information to the list. 

Please note: Revisions to the voters' list will take place during the revision period that begins Tuesday, September 4, 2018. During the revision period, voter information such as your name, address and school support can be amended or added to the list.

You can make an application to amend the Official City of Windsor voters' list as follows:

  • In person - Report to Customer Service Reception Desk, 1st floor, 350 City Hall Square West.
  • By mail - Office of the City Clerk, Attention Elections, 350 City Hall Square West, Suite 530, Windsor, ON, N9A 6S1.
  • Online application (closed) - The online application to amend the voter’s list is no longer available. We apologize for any inconvenience but encourage all voters to use the poll locator to find your polling station, where you will be able to add or amend your information to the voters’ list on voting day, Monday, October 22, 2018.
  • Go directly to your voting station on Voting Day- see the Registration Clerk set up there. Find your voting station by using the voting station locator.

Students residing in another municipality for school

As outlined in the Municipal Elections Act, a person may have residences and vote in two local municipalities at the same time, in the same election, if:
(a)  The person lives in one of the local municipalities in order to attend an educational institution, but not with the intention of changing their permanent lodging place; and
(b)  The person’s permanent lodging place is in the other local municipality, 2009, c.33, Sched. 21, s.8 (3).

How to vote:

For eligible voters, voting on Election Day or at an advance vote day will be easy, and results will arrive quickly after the close of polls on Voting Day. Here is how it works:

Identification Required: Identification will be required at the voting station to verify your identity and qualifying address. To see what constitutes valid identification, see Identification Rules for Voting.

  1. When you arrive at the voting station, you will receive your paper ballot in a privacy folder from the Deputy Returning Officer according to your school support (showing on the voters’ list) and be directed to a voting booth to mark your ballot.
  2. Use the marking pen at the voting booth to fill in the oval next to the candidate(s) of your choice for each office listed on the ballot.
  3. Once you are done voting, place the ballot back in the privacy folder supplied to you with the Deputy Returning Officers’ initials showing, and bring it to the Tabulating Officer who will insert the ballot into the vote tabulator to record your vote. Once read, the vote tabulator will place the ballot into the ballot box.

Note: If the voting station is closing, you will be allowed to complete your vote if you are in line at the voting place prior to 8:00 p.m.

Office of the City Clerk

Suite 530 - 350 City Hall Square West
Windsor, ON   Canada   N9A 6S1
Phone: For general election information, call 311.
For detailed election inquiries, please call (519) 255-6285.
Fax: (519) 255-6868


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