Election Information

Voters

Promotion for Election Day is October 24, 2022

Are you eligible to vote?

You are eligible to vote if, on voting day, you:

  • Are a Canadian citizen
  • Are at least 18 years old
  • Reside in Hamilton, or are the owner or tenant of land in Hamilton or the spouse of such owner or tenant
  • Are not prohibited from voting

You are prohibited from voting if you are:

  • A person who is serving a sentence of imprisonment in a penal or correctional institution
  • A corporation
  • A person acting as executor or trustee or in any other representative capacity, except as a voting proxy in accordance with section 44.
  • A person who was convicted of the corrupt practice described in subsection 90 (3), 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. 

When can I vote?

Election Day is October 24, 2022

Advance Poll dates are October 7, 8, 14, 15

School Board Voters

English Public Voter must:

  • Be a supporter of the English-language public district school board; or
  • Not be a supporter of any board, nor have qualified him- or herself as an elector for a separate or French-language school board in the election.

English Separate Voter must:

  • Be a Roman Catholic who must:
    • Qualify as an elector for the English-language separate district school board; or
    • Be a supporter (or be the spouse of a supporter) of the English-language separate district school board.

French Public Voter must:

  • Be a French-language rights holder (see ss. 23(1) and (2) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms for criteria) who must:
    • Qualify as an elector for the French-language public district school board; or
    • Be a supporter (or the spouse of a supporter) of the French-language public district school board.

French Separate Voter must:

  • Be a Roman Catholic and
  • A French-language rights holder (see the Charter for criteria) who must:
    • Qualify as an elector for the French-language separate district school board; or
    • Be a supporter (or the spouse of a supporter) of the French-language separate district school board.

Did you know that students attending post-secondary institutions in Ontario can vote in the city where they study, as well as the city where they permanently reside?

  • 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.

Review the Procedure for the Viewing of Election Documents (PDF, 78 KB)

Appointments can be scheduled by contacting:
Office of the City Clerk
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 4408

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