Vote by Mail
Voting by mail is one of the ways we make voting easy.
Voting by mail
Am I eligible to vote in the provincial general election?
You may vote in the October 6, 2011 general election if...
- You're 18 years of age or older on election day, October 6, 2011,
- You're a Canadian citizen,
- You reside in an electoral district in which an election is being held, and
- You haven't already voted in the election.
How can I vote by mail?
To vote by mail, you'll need a complete a Special Ballot Application and provide a copy of one piece of indentification that includes your name and your residential address. You can then e-mail, mail, courier, or fax them to Elections Ontario no later than September 30, 2011.
To get a Special Ballot Application, you may download the application package starting September 7, 2011, or contact Elections Ontario:
- Toll free in Canada & USA: 1-855-523-5932
- Collect +1-416-649-1046
- TTY in Canada & USA: 1-888-292-2312
- Or by e-mail at email@example.com
and an application package will be sent to you by mail, e-mail, or fax.
Please note that applications to vote by mail will be available as of September 7, 2011.
Once you have completed the application form, make sure you include a copy of one piece of identification with your name and residential address. Your application package will contain a full list of acceptable indentification documents.
You should then send your completed application together with you identification document to Elections Ontario, using one of the following methods:
Scan your application and identification document and e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fax your application and identification document to the attention of Sprecial Ballot at Elections Ontario:
- Toll free in Canada & USA: 1-888-483-4448
- Outside Canada & USA: +1-416-212-8723
Mail or Courier
Send your application and identification document to:Elections Ontario
Attention: Special Ballot
51 Rolark Drive>
Toronto, ON M1R 3B1
Is there a deadline for applying to vote by mail?
Yes. Your application together with your identification document must be received by Elections Ontario, the local returning office or satellite office, no later than 6:00 PM ET or 5:00 PM CT on September 30, 2011.
What happens once my application and identification document are received?
A Special Ballot Officer at Elections Ontario, a local officer or satellite officer, will review your completed application form, including your identification document.
Once your application has been approved, you will be sent a Special Ballot Kit. The Kit includes a Special ballot, a Secrecy Envelope, an Elector Confirmation Envelope, a pre-addressed Return Envelope, and detailed voting instructions.
Remember: If you choose to vote by mail, you are no longer eligible to vote in person at an advanced poll, or on election day.
I am an elector who is temporarily living outside Ontario. Am I eligible to vote?
How do I get my name added to the Register of Absentee Electors?
Once my name is added to the Register of Absentee Electors, how do I vote by mail in the October 6, 2011 general election?
As a registered absentee elector, you will automatically be sent a Special Ballot Kit. The Kit includes a Special ballot, a Secrecy Envelope, an Elector Confirmation Envelope, a pre-addressed Return Envelope, and detailed voting instructions.