Voter Information - 2018

Acceptable Forms of ID

Municipal Elections Act, 1996



Consolidation Period: From April 3, 2018 to the e-Laws currency date.

Last amendment: 151/18.

This is the English version of a bilingual regulation.

Proof of identity and residence

1. The following is prescribed as the proof of identity and residence that a person may present for the purposes of paragraph 1 of subsection 52 (1) of the Act:

1. An original, or a certified or notarial copy, of a document that is listed in Schedule 1 and shows the person’s name and qualifying address. O. Reg. 304/13, s. 1; O. Reg. 151/18, s. 1.

Form for application and statutory declaration

2. The following is prescribed as the form that a person may complete for the purposes of paragraph 1 of subsection 52 (1) of the Act:

1. Form 9, entitled “Declaration of Identity” (application and statutory declaration under paragraph 1 of subsection 52 (1) of the Act), dated April, 2018 and available on the website of the Government of Ontario Central Forms Repository under the listing for the Ministry of Municipal Affairs. O. Reg. 304/13, s. 2; O. Reg. 151/18, s. 1, 2.


1. An Ontario driver’s licence.

2. An Ontario Health Card (photo card).

3. An Ontario Photo Card.

4. An Ontario motor vehicle permit (vehicle portion).

5. A cancelled personalized cheque.

6. A mortgage statement, lease or rental agreement relating to property in Ontario.

7. An insurance policy or insurance statement.

8. A loan agreement or other financial agreement with a financial institution.

9. A document issued or certified by a court in Ontario.

10. Any other document from the government of Canada, Ontario or a municipality in Ontario or from an agency of such a government.

11. Any document from a Band Council in Ontario established under the Indian Act (Canada).

12. An income tax assessment notice.

13. A Child Tax Benefit Statement.

14. A Statement of Employment Insurance Benefits Paid T4E.

15. A Statement of Old Age Security T4A (OAS).

16. A Statement of Canada Pension Plan Benefits T4A (P).

17. A Canada Pension Plan Statement of Contributions.

18. A Statement of Direct Deposit for Ontario Works.

19. A Statement of Direct Deposit for Ontario Disability Support Program.

20. A Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Statement of Benefits T5007.

21. A property tax assessment.

22. A credit card statement, bank account statement, or RRSP, RRIF, RHOSP or T5 statement.

23. A CNIB Card or a card from another registered charitable organization that provides services to persons with disabilities.

24. A hospital card or record.

25. A document showing campus residence, issued by the office or officials responsible for student residence at a post-secondary institution.

26. 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.

27. A utility bill for hydro, water, gas, telephone or cable TV or a bill from a public utilities commission.

28. A cheque stub, T4 statement or pay receipt issued by an employer.

29. A transcript or report card from a post-secondary school.

O. Reg. 304/13, Sched. 1.

3. Omitted (revokes other Regulations). O. Reg. 304/13, s. 3.

4. Omitted (provides for coming into force of provisions of this Regulation). O. Reg. 304/13, s. 4.

Who May Vote?

Voters’ List - Municipal Elections 2018

Qualifications of electors

17 (1) Repealed:  2002, c. 17, Sched. D, s. 5 (1).


(2) A person is entitled to be an elector at an election held in a local municipality if, on voting day, he or she,

(a) resides in the local municipality or is the owner or tenant of land there, or the spouse of such owner or tenant;

(b) is a Canadian citizen;

(c) is at least 18 years old; and

(d) is not prohibited from voting under subsection (3) or otherwise by law. 2002, c. 17, Sched. D, s. 5 (2); 2005, c. 5, s. 46 (1).

Persons prohibited from voting

(3) The following are prohibited from voting:

1. A person who is serving a sentence of imprisonment in a penal or correctional institution.

2. A corporation.

3. A person acting as executor or trustee or in any other representative capacity, except as a voting proxy in accordance with section 44.

4. 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. 1996, c. 32, Sched., s. 17 (3); 2006, c. 9, Sched. H, s. 4.

Status as tenant

(4) Despite the definitions of “owner or tenant” and “tenant” in subsection 1 (1), a regulation may specify circumstances in which a person is, and is not, considered to be a tenant for the purposes of clause (2) (a). 2016, c. 15, s. 13.

Voter's List Revisions and Rules

Revisions to Voter's List

New this year - you can go to to check to see if you are on the voter's list.

Revisions to the voter’s list may be made by attending at the Clerk’s office in the Municipal Office Building in Stonecliffe any business day (Monday to Wednesday and Friday) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. up to and including Monday, October 22, 2018 (up to 8:00 pm on the 22nd). Please note that the Municipal Office is closed Thursdays until further notice.

  • The voter's list will not be left on the front counter - the Clerk or designate will look up the information and will confirm personal information with the voter.
  • Lists shall not be posted in public places but will be made available with supervised access as described above.
  • Information about a person' spouse, children or neighbours is confidential and will not be divulged;  a person is legally entitled to see only their own personal information.
  • Applications for revisions to the voter's list will only be accepted on fully completed " Applications to Amend Voter's List" Forms available on-line or at the Clerk's office.
  • Identification required to make any change consists of provincially or federally issued photo ID or 3 pieces of non-photo ID identifying your name, address and signature.