Voter Information

Where do I vote?

Check online to find out where and when to vote as well as accessibility information about your voting location.

Check the Voter Identification Card to find your voting location that you received in the mail. You are not required to bring the card to vote. 

Am I on the Voters’ List?

Check online to make sure you are on the list of eligible electors to be able to vote in the Ward 7 By-Election.

If you are not on the Voters' List - complete an Application to Amend the Voters' List available at each poll.

Voter notification

A voter notification card has been mailed to all households whose names appear on the Voters’ List. The card indicates the electors’ ward, voting poll and where to vote on Advance Voting Days and on Election Day. Electors are encouraged to bring this card with them to their voting location.

Accessible voting

Accessible tabulators are available for those with disabilities at all Advance Polls and at the following location on Election Day:
Hill Park Recreation Centre
305 South Bend Road East

Opportunities to vote

Election Day
Monday, March 21 from 10 am to 8 pm
Check online to find out where and when to vote or call 905-546-4365.

Advance Voting
Thursday, March 10 from 10 am to 7 pm
Saturday, March 12 from 10 am to 5 pm
Sackville Hill Seniors Centre
780 Upper Wentworth Street

Appointment of voting proxy

If you are unable to vote on Election Day or Advance Voting days, you can appoint a voting proxy to vote on your behalf. Under Section 44 of the Municipal Elections Act, an elector may act on behalf of one other qualified elector who is not a relative or on behalf of one or more qualified electors who are relatives. In the case where an elector is acting on behalf of more than one qualified electors who are relatives, separate proxy forms are required. A relative means the parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, brother, sister, or spouse, of the elector appointed.

Both the person appointing the proxy and the proxy voter must be on the Voters’ List

Appointments of Proxy Forms are available at the City Clerk’s Office, 71 Main Street West, 1st Floor, Hamilton.
The deadline for submitting an Appointment of Voting Proxy form to the City Clerk is Election Day - Monday, March 21, 2016 at 5 pm.

Forms must be completed as follows:

  • The elector making the appointment of proxy must complete the form identifying himself/herself and the individual being appointed to vote on the elector’s behalf and to attest to their relationship.
  • The elector appointed as voting proxy must present both copies of the Appointment of Voting Proxy Form in person to the Clerk in the City Clerk’s Office, 71 Main Street West, during normal business hours, or during the hours of 12 noon to 5 pm on March 12.
  • Proof of identity of the elector appointed will be required before certifying the Appointment of Proxy Form.
  • After the form has been certified, the City Clerk or designate will return the original copy of the form to the elector appointed to be taken to the voting place to receive the proxy ballot.
  • At the voting place, the elector appointed as the Voting Proxy will be required to take an oral oath attesting that he/she is in fact the appointed elector. Once completed, the elector appointed as the Voting Proxy will vote on behalf of the elector by whom he/she was appointed.

Voter ID

  • Voters will be asked to show ID at advanced polls and on election day
  • You are required to provide proof of identity and residence prior to receiving a ballot. All documents must be originals.

Accepted forms of identification

You must present one of the following documents showing your name and address:

  • An Ontario driver’s licence
  • An Ontario Health Card (photo card)
  • An Ontario Photo Card
  • An Ontario motor vehicle permit (vehicle portion)
  • A cancelled personalized cheque
  • A mortgage statement, lease or rental agreement relating to property in Ontario
  • An insurance policy or insurance statement
  • A loan agreement or other financial agreement with a financial institution
  • A document issued or certified by a court in Ontario
  • Any other document from the government of Canada, Ontario or a municipality in Ontario or from an agency or such a government
  • Any document from a Band Council in Ontario established under the Indian Act (Canada)

  • An income tax assessment notice
  • A Child Tax Benefit Statement
  • A Statement of Employment Insurance Benefits Paid T4E
  • A Statement of Old Age Security T4A (OAS)
  • A Statement of Canada Pension Plan Benefits T4A (P)
  • A Canada Pension Plan Statement of Contributions
  • A Statement of Direct Deposit for Ontario Works
  • A Statement of Direct Deposit for Ontario Disability Support Program
  • A Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Statement of Benefits T5007
  • A property tax assessment
  • A credit card statement, bank account statement, or RRSP, RRIF, RHOSP or T5 statement
  • A CNIB Card or a card from another registered charitable organization that provides services to persons with disabilities
  • A hospital card or record
  • A document showing campus residence, issued by the office or officials responsible for student residence at a post-secondary institution
  • A document showing residence at a long-term care home under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007, issued by the Administrator for the home
  • A utility bill for hydro, water, gas, telephone or cable TV or a bill from a public utilities commission
  • A cheque stub, T4 statement or pay receipt issued by an employer
  • A transcript or report card from a post-secondary school

If you do not have ID, you may complete a Declaration of Identity at the poll that will allow you to vote. 

Voter eligibility

You are eligible to vote in the Ward 7 By-election if on voting day, Monday, March 21, 2016, you are:

  • A resident; the owner or tenants of property within Ward 7, or the spouse of such a person; and
    • a Canadian citizen; and, 
    • at least 18 years old; and, 
    • are not prohibited from voting under any law.

The following people cannot vote

  • a person serving a sentence of imprisonment in a penal or correctional  institution 
  • a corporation 
  • a person acting as an executor or trustee or in any other representative capacity, except as a voting proxy 
  • a person convicted of the corrupt practice described in subsection 90(3) of the Municipal Elections Act, if voting day in the current election is less than four years after voting day in the election in respect of which he or she was convicted.

If you have any questions regarding Election Day or the voting process, please call the Election office at 905-546-4365.