The upcoming year will be a busy one for Ontario voters, with the Ontario Provincial Election and Municipal and School Board Elections happening just a few months apart.
October 24, 2022 is Municipal Election Day.
It’s time to get on the Voters List
Visit voterlookup.ca to add, confirm, or update your information.
Voterlookup.ca will facilitate the collection of accurate and up-to-date information for the City of Hamilton in preparation of the the final Voters List used on election day, making it easier and more efficient for voters heading to the polls.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Why is this information sent to the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC)?
The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is responsible for collecting the information of residents in Ontario (name, date of birth, citizenship, and school support) to create a Preliminary List of Electors for municipal and school board elections. All municipalities will use this list to prepare their voters lists for the 2022 Municipal and School Board Elections.
What is voterlookup.ca?
Voterlookup.ca is one of the ways MPAC collects Ontario residents’ information to inform the preliminary list of electors. This helps ensure that each municipality has the most accurate information possible for the 2022 Municipal and School Board Elections.
It features a declaration component which requires the user to verify that the information is ‘true and accurate’. In addition, specific information entered by each user has to match-up to existing data maintained by MPAC before users are permitted to add their name or apply changes to their information.
Who should check voterlookup.ca?
All eligible electors in the City of Hamilton that are interested in voting in the 2022 Municipal and School Board Elections. An eligible elector is someone who, if on voting day:
- Resides in the local municipality or are the owner or tenant of land here, or the spouse of an owner or tenant AND
- Are a Canadian citizen AND
- Are at least 18 years old AND
- Are not prohibited from voting by law.
You are prohibited from voting if you are:
- Serving a sentence of imprisonment in a penal or correctional institution;
- A corporation;
- Acting as executor or trustee or in any other representative capacity, except as a voting proxy; and
- Convicted of the corrupt practice described in subsection 90 (3) of the Municipal Elections Act 1996, as amended, if voting day in the current election is less than five years after voting day in the election in respect of which he or she was convicted.
Can I update my information on VoterLookUp?
Yes, you can update your address and change your school support on voterlookup.ca.
Who can I vote for in a Municipal and School Board Election?
On a Municipal and School Board Election ballot you will see candidates for:
- Mayor AND
- 1 City Councilor in your ward (15 will be elected in total across all wards) AND
School Trustees, depending on your school support:
- Hamilton Wentworth District School Board OR
- Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board OR
- 1 Conseil scolaire Viamonde OR
- 1 Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir
What is school support?
By default, your property taxes support your municipality's English public school board (in Hamilton, that’s the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB). However, you may be able to change the school board that your taxes support if you are interested.
As a property owner in Ontario, you are required to support a school system, even if you do not have children. If you wish to re-direct your school support from the default English-Public to a different board, your choices for boards include:
- English public
- French public
- English separate (Catholic)
- French separate (Catholic)
I’ve registered for other elections, should I still check voterlookup.ca?
All eligible electors interested in voting should still check voterlookup.ca to ensure their information is accurate and up to date.
I’m a tenant should I check voterlookup.ca?
Tenants interested in voting are encouraged to confirm, add, or update their information especially if they have moved since 2018.
Questions about VoterLookUp?
Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC)
Phone: 1-866-296-6722 or TTY 1-877-889-6722
Questions about 2022 Municipal and School Board Elections?
City of Hamilton - Elections Office
Email: [email protected]
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