Voting in Hamilton
Am I on the Voters List?
To receive a ballot for the 2022 Municipal Election, you must be on the Voters List.
Check to see if your name is there!
What You Need to Know
Over the summer, Hamilton’s Election Ambassadors have been engaging with members of the community about the 2022 Municipal Election.
Watch this video to hear important voter information and some frequently asked questions about the 2022 Municipal Election taking place this October.
The Municipal Election is on Monday, October 24, 2022
Frequently Asked Questions
You must be a Canadian citizen as well as a resident of Hamilton to be eligible to vote in the Hamilton Municipal Election.
Yes. If you don’t have a permanent residence, the place where you have returned most often to eat or sleep in the past five weeks is considered your home. If you don’t have ID showing both your name and address, a Declaration of Identity - Form 9 can be filled out at any voting location. A person’s declaration regarding the places to which he or she returned to eat or sleep during a given time period is conclusive, in the absence of evidence to the contrary.
Yes, when you arrive at your voting location election staff will add you onto the Voters’ List. You will need to bring a piece of ID which shows both your name, and your qualifying Hamilton address.
Yes, when you arrive at your voting location the election staff will look up your information on the Voters List. You will need to bring a piece of ID with your Hamilton address.
- If you are a student going to school and living in Hamilton, but consider your “home” to be the place where you live when you are not attending school, which means you plan on returning there, you are eligible to vote in both your “home” municipality and in the City of Hamilton where you currently live while attending school.
- If you are a student whose home is the City of Hamilton but you are attending school in another city, you may vote in the City of Hamilton Municipal Election.
- If you are unable to vote in person on October 24, 2022, you may choose to vote in an Advance Poll, request a Vote by Mail Package, or you may appoint another elector as Proxy to vote on your behalf.
- Students wishing to vote in the City of Hamilton Municipal Election require ID that shows they are currently residing in Hamilton. Students can provide any of the 29 items outlined in the Voter Acceptable Identification, and in Ontario Reg 304/13 as ID so long as it shows their name, and temporary Hamilton address. This can include a document showing campus residence, issued by the office or officials responsible for student residence at a post-secondary institution.
Candidate Nomination Forms and Third Party Registration Forms may be viewed by the public in accordance with the Municipal Elections Act, 1996. Documents can be viewed at the Office of the City Clerk from Monday to Friday between the business hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Appointments must be booked to view documents.
Learn more about the Procedure for the Viewing of Election Documents (LINK)