News: June 7 Voting Information —

Today is election day across Ontario. Polls open at 9:00 am and close at 9:00 pm. Any Canadian citizen who lives in the riding and is at least 18 years of age is eligible to vote in the riding of Windsor-Tecumseh.

If your work schedule does not already provide three consecutive hours of time off during polling hours you are entitled to three consecutive hours of time off without a reduction in pay. If time off is to be given during the work day, the time is to be determined by the employer.

If you have received a voter information card from Elections Ontario in the mail indicating the poll location where you should vote then you are registered and on the voters list and only need to present a piece of ID that shows your name in order to vote.

If you haven’t received the card, you may not be registered to vote. You can still vote by registering at your poll location. The location where you must vote can be found using the Voter Information Service at www.elections.on.ca or by calling Elections Ontario at 1-888-668-8683.

For acceptable types of ID for those on and not on the voters list to bring to the poll, click here.

You can use an original identification document, a photocopy of an identification document, or an electronic copy displayed on a mobile device. This includes utility bills received electronically.

If an elector is homeless or lacks a permanent address, they still have the right to vote. They can give the address of the service provider they have used the most frequently in the past five weeks as their address, e.g., a drop-in centre, food bank or shelter. Elections Ontario then works with the service providers to provide a Certificate of Identity and Residence to help the elector meet the voting requirements.