Ways to vote

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Vote in person

If you are eligible to vote and you have acceptable identification (ID), you can vote in person at a voting location.

Here’s how you can vote in person:

  1. Confirm if you are eligible to vote by checking the voting eligibility list.
  2. Find out where you can go to vote.
  3. Arrive at the voting location of your choice with your ID and voter notification card.
  4. Present your ID and voter notification to election staff. Staff will check if you are eligible to vote and give you a ballot if you meet the requirements.
  5. Go behind a voting screen with your ballot.
  6. Fill in the bubble beside the name of the candidate you want to choose.
  7. Place your ballot into the tabulator.

On-site election staff will provide you with guidance and support upon your arrival at the voting location.

Vote by proxy

If you are unable to vote early or on Election Day, you can select someone to vote on your behalf.

The following requirements must be met for you to vote by proxy:

  • The person voting on your behalf is eligible to vote within the City of Mississauga.
  • You and your proxy must complete an Appointment for Voting Proxy Form. The form will be available starting closer to Election Day.

After you complete the form:

  • Your voting proxy must bring the completed form and their ID to the Clerk’s Office before 5 p.m. on Monday, June 10, 2024 (Election Day).
  • The Clerk’s designate will review the forms and certify the forms if all the requirements are met.
  • Your voting proxy must bring the certified form and their ID to the voting location when they cast your vote.

You can appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf starting April 30, 2024. The latest the Voting Proxy Form can be certified is before 5 p.m. on Election Day. Voting proxies without a certified form will not be able to vote on your behalf.

Accessible voting

The City of Mississauga is committed to providing accessible voting to everyone.

Our accessibility commitment

To address barriers to accessibility at voting locations, the City will:

  • Conduct site visits to assess if barriers exist and determine how they can be addressed or removed.
  • Develop templates for voting location setup that allow voters to maneuver the voting location with ease and have adequate space to privately mark their ballot.
  • Provide appropriate signage at voting locations so that information is clearly visible to those with low vision.
  • Provide notification of last minute disruptions in service or voting location changes in the event of an emergency through signage and verbal communication through election workers at voting locations.
  • Ensure there is designated or reserved parking for persons with disabilities at each voting location.
  • Provide a voting place and bedside voting in premises outlined in the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, including hospitals and retirement homes on By-election Day.

To ensure that persons with disabilities or limited mobility can participate in the 2024 By-election without barriers, the City will:

  • Provide magnifiers to help voters with low vision read the ballot.
  • Provide advance poll voting locations with electronic ballot marking equipment so that all voters can independently mark their ballot on multiple days.
  • Provide pointers to assist voters using touch screens.
  • Position advance poll electronic ballot marking equipment on tables.
  • Use height adjustable tables at each advance poll location.
  • Provide assistive devices such as sip and puff and rocker paddles for use with the accessible ballot marking equipment.

To aid persons with disabilities or limited mobility, Election Officials will receive training that will include information on providing accessible customer service and the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation.

The City will:

  • Provide reference materials, including:
    • May I Help You? – Understanding Accessible Customer Service
    • Breaking Down Barriers – Understanding the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation

For more information about how the City will address accessibility concerns related to municipal elections and voting, read the 2024 By-election Accessibility Plan.