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Vote in person at any polling location

To vote in person, bring your identification and voter notification card with you to the voting location. If you don’t receive your voter notification card but are eligible, you can still vote. You must bring your identification to vote.

  1. When you arrive at the voting location, you’ll be greeted by election staff.
  2. Present your identification and voter notification card. Staff will check if you’re eligible to vote. If you meet the requirements, you’ll be given a ballot.
  3. You will go behind a voting screen to complete your ballot. To vote for your chosen candidate, fill in the bubble beside their name, and place your ballot into the tabulator.

Your voter notification card will give you important information about how to vote including:

• The dates you can vote on
• The times you can vote
• The locations where you can vote

Vote 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 also be eligible to vote within the City of Mississauga.

To have someone vote for you, you and the person who is voting for you must complete an Appointment for Voting Proxy Form. This can be done starting August 23, 2022.

After you complete the form:

  • The person who will be voting for you will bring the completed form and their identification to the Clerk’s Office
  • The Clerk or the Clerk’s designate will review the forms and if the requirements are met the forms will be certified
  • The person who will be voting for you will bring the certified form and their identification to the voting location when they cast your vote

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 allows 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 Hall Monitors 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 Election Day.

To ensure that persons with disabilities or limited mobility can participate in the 2022 Municipal Election without barriers, the City will:

  • Provide easy to grip and open markers to make it easier for voters to mark paper ballots.
  • 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.
  • Explore the use of pointers to assist voters using touch screens.
  • Position advance poll electronic ballot marking equipment on tables.
  • Explore the use of 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 2022 Municipal Election Accessibility Plan.

Past voting opportunities

Advance polling opportunities were available at 22 advance polling locations on the following dates:

  • October 15 to 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • October 13 to 14 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • October 7 to 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Civic Centre only)

To vote on advance polling days, you must have:

  • Been registered to vote
  • Brought your identification and voter notification card to a polling location
  • Visited any of the 22 advance polling locations during the hours of operation