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Info for Voters

Why vote

As a Canadian citizen, voting is your right and responsibility. Your community is shaped by the outcome of an election.

The individuals who are elected will make many important decisions including how tax dollars are spent in your community.

Who can vote

If you meet all of the following conditions, you are eligible to vote in the 2018 Mississauga municipal election:

  • a Canadian citizen
  • at least 18 years old
  • a resident in the City of Mississauga or a non-resident of Mississauga and you or your spouse own or rent property in the City
  • not otherwise prohibited under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 or by law
You can only vote once in the City of Mississauga municipal election, regardless of how many properties you own or rent within the City. You must vote in the Ward that you are registered in as a voter on Election Day.

How to vote

Find out or confirm which Ward you live in and where to vote.

You can choose to vote on the Advanced Poll days or on Election Day.

Bring your identification (ID) when you go to vote.

ID requirements

If your name is on the Voters' List, you will need to show one piece of identification that has your name and address on it in order to receive a ballot.

Your Voter Notification Card cannot be used as a piece of ID.

Acceptable Identification includes an Ontario driver's license, an Ontario Photo Card, a cancelled personalized cheque, an insurance policy or statement or any other document included on the acceptable documents for voter identification list.

Voters' list

The Voters' List is a list of people who are eligible to vote in the 2018 Municipal Election.

The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) provides a List of Electors to the City of Mississauga. The City of Mississauga uses this list to prepare the Voters' List for voting days. If your name is on the Voters' List, you will receive important election information on a Voter Notification Letter. This card gives information on where and when you can vote. Having this card will also speed up the time it takes to vote.

Visit voterlookup.ca to see if your name is on the Voters' List.

If you are an eligible elector, you can add yourself to the Voters' List, or update your information by completing an Application for Revisions to the Voters' List. This can be done beginning September 4, 2018.

To complete the Application for Revisions to the Voters' List, you must bring acceptable identification to the Office of the City Clerk, 2nd Floor, Civic Centre, 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga, during regular business hours. You can also bring your ID to any voting location in the City of Mississauga on Advance Poll Days or any voting location in the Ward that you live in on Election Day to complete the application.

Voters' guide

The Voters' Guide from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs gives information about voting in municipal and school board elections.

Voting by proxy

If you are unable to vote either in the Advance Poll or on Election Day, you can select someone to vote on your behalf. This person must be a qualified elector within the City of Mississauga.

To select someone and provide them with voting proxy, both you and the person you wish to select must fill out an Appointment of Voting Proxy form.

Instructions on how to do this are included on the Appointment of Voting Proxy form. Appointment of Voting Proxy forms will be available after 4 p.m. on July 30, 2018.

When and where to vote
Advanced polls

If you are unable to vote on Election Day, you can vote on Advanced Poll days.

Advanced Poll days will take place on October 5 and 6 at Mississauga Civic Centre and October 13 and 14 at locations throughout the City of Mississauga. All voting locations will be available closer to Election Day.  

Election day

Election Day is Monday, October 22, 2018.

Voting locations will be available closer to Election Day.

Ward boundaries

The City of Mississauga is divided into 11 Wards. If you are not sure of your Ward, check the City of Mississauga's Ward map.

Find my voting location

Voting locations will be available closer to Election Day.

Accessible Voting

The City of Mississauga is committed to providing accessible voting to those in need. Learn more about accessible voting by reading the Accessibility Plan.

Election mailouts

A Voter Notification Letter contains your information, important voting information and a statement of elector eligibility. If you are already on the Voters' List, you will receive a Voter Notification Letter in the mail prior to the municipal election. The Letter is not a form of identification.

Community outreach

The City of Mississauga is committed to ensuring residents are comfortable with the voting process. For groups who would like to learn more about voting at a City election, we are here to help.

A community outreach package will be available for use in 2018.

Who is running

Nominations for the 2018 municipal and school board elections are open from Tuesday, May 1, 2018 to Friday, July 27, 2018 at 2 p.m.

As nominations are received, the Who is Running page will be updated.