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Permanent Voters Lists for Ontario Elections

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Updated: 09/15/11

The Ontario Permanent Register of Electors

A permanent voters list, called the Permanent Register of Electors, is maintained for Ontario provincial elections.

Information for the Permanent Register of Electors is collected in a variety of ways:

  • an individual may apply to have his or her name added or removed

  • information may be obtained from reliable sources, including Elections Canada, departments of the Canadian federal government, the Ontario provincial government, agencies of both federal and provincial governments, and Ontario municipalities

  • an enumeration may be conducted.

Most eligible voters in Ontario are already listed on the Ontario Permanent Register of Electors. If you have moved recently, have turned 18 since the last election, or are a new Canadian citizen you may not be listed on the register.

To confirm that your name is on the Ontario Permanent Register of Electors check online or call Elections Ontario at 1-888-668-8683.

After an Ontario provincial election is called, a Notice of Registration Card is mailed to registered voters with information on where and when to vote. If you do not receive a Notice or Registration Card, you may not be on the Permanent Register of Electors.

If your name is not on the Permanent Register of Electors, you must Register to Vote to be able to vote in an Ontario provincial election.

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