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What To Bring To The Polls

Residents should bring their Voter's Card and one piece of identification to the polls.

Acceptable forms of ID

NOTE: The Following is a list of acceptable identification. ONE item must be an original, certified or notarial copy and shall show the person's name and qualifying address.

  • Ontario Driver's Licence
  • Ontario Health Card (photo card)
  • Ontario Photo Card
  • Ontario motor vehicle permit (vehicle portion)
  • Cancelled personalized cheque
  • Mortgage statement, lease or rental agreement relating to property in Ontario
  • Insurance policy or insurance statement
  • Loan agreement or other financial agreement with a financial institution
  • Document issued or certified by a court in Ontario
  • Any other document from the government of Canada, Ontario or a municipality in Ontario, or from an agency or such a government
  • Any document from a Band Council in Ontario established under the Indian Act (Canada)
  • Income Tax Assessment Notice
  • Child Tax Benefit Statement
  • Statement of Employment Insurance Benefits Paid (T4E)
  • Statement of Old Age Security T4A (OAS)
  • Statement of Canada Pension Plan Benefits T4A (P)
  • Canada Pension Plan Statement of Contributions
  • Statement of Direct Deposit for Ontario Works
  • Statement of Direct Deposit for Ontario Disability Support Program
  • WSIB Statement of Benefits (T5007)
  • Property Tax Assessment
  • Credit Card statement, bank account statement, RRSP, RRIF, RHOSP, or T5 statement
  • CNIB Card or card from another registered charitable organization that provides services to persons with disabilities
  • Hospital card or record
  • Document showing residence at a long-term care home under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007, issued by the Administration for the home
  • Utility bill for hydro, water, gas, telephone or cable TV or bill from a public utilities commission
  • Cheque Stub, T4 statement or pay receipt issed by an employer
  • STUDENTS: Document showing campus residence, issued by the office or officials responsible for student residence at a post-secondary institution
  • STUDENTS: Transcript or report card from a post-secondary school

If your information is wrong on your Voter's Card

If your information is wrong when you receive your voters card, you are encouraged to attend a 'Vote Anywhere' Advance Poll and inform the election staff that your card is incorrect. This way they can correct the information on your card, and you can vote at that same time. NOTE: If you have moved since the 2014 Municipal Election, and your voters card is incorrect - please also try to attend an Advance Poll, in the case that you have moved into a new Ward within the City and you need a new card.

OR When you arrive at your polling station on Election Day, ask to speak with the Revision Clerk, and inform him or her that the information on your Voter's Card is incorrect. Be sure to bring the incorrect Voter's Card and one form of identification with you. 

If you don't have a Voter's Card

Yes, you can still vote, even without a Voter's Card. Ask to speak with the Revision Clerk and inform him or her that you don't have a Voter's Card but would still like to vote. NOTE: Please ensure that you provide valid Identification with your current address on it in order to receive the proper ballot.

Remember: The fastest way to vote is to make sure you're on the voters list and arrive at the polling station with your voter notification card and one piece of identification.

  • Residents can confirm if they're on the voters list by calling 905.688.5601 ext. 1517 or by visiting  Am I on the Voters List?

Number of Votes Cast

Number of candidates you vote for
Mayor  1
City Council  2
Regional Council  6
NEW: Regional Chair  1
Public School Board Trustees  4
Separate School Board Trustees  2
Separate School Board Trustees
(Merritton / Thorold residents only)
French Public School Board Trustee  1
French Separate School Board Trustee  1

Note when voting for School Board Trustee:

  • You'll be voting for either public, separate or french school board trustees.
  • You do not vote for trustees for all of the school boards.
  • Your Voter Card's will state the school board you have chosen to vote for.

Election Day Voting

  • There are 24 polling stations in total, and on Election Day residents can vote at any of the four (4) polling stations WITHIN their ward. A list of locations, broken down by ward, is listed below.
  • Voting is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • All polling stations are located on or near bus routes and most stations are barrier-free.
  • Individuals who require audio voting assistance are encouraged to take advantage of the Advance Poll location open daily at City Hall, from Oct. 1 to Oct. 19, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (See details below)
  • The fastest way to vote is to make sure you're on the voters list and arrive at the polling station with your voter notification card and one piece of identification.
  • Residents can confirm if they're on the voters list by calling 905.688.5601 ext. 1517 or by visiting  Am I on the Voters List?

Election Day Polling Locations  - Open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Ward 1 - Merritton

  • Merritton Community Centre, 7 Park Ave.
  • Burleigh Hill Public School, 15 Burleigh Hill Dr.
  • Jeanne Sauvé French Immersion Public School, 91 Bunting Rd.
  • St. Barnabas Church, 33 Queenston St.

Ward 2 - St. Andrew's

  • Mountainview United Church, 150 Glendale Ave.
  • St. Julia Church, 251 Glenridge Ave.
  • Seymour-Hannah Sports & Entertainment Centre, 240 St. Paul St. W.
  • Club Roma, 125 Vansickle Rd.

Ward 3 - St. George's

  • Canadian Martyrs Catholic Elementary School, 502 Scott St.
  • St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre, 425 Carlton St.
  • E.I. McCulley Public School, 16 Berkley Dr.
  • Grace Anglican Church, 238 Geneva St. (enter off Dunlop Dr.)

Ward 4 - St. Patrick's

  • Armenian Community Centre, 156 Martindale Rd.
  • Russell Avenue Community Centre, 108 Russell Ave.
  • Best Wester Hotel, 2 North Service Rd. (at QEW off Lake St.)
  • Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine & Performing Arts, 15 Artist's Common (enter off McGuire St.)

Ward 5 - Grantham

  • Grantham Lions Club, 732 Niagara St.
  • Our Lady of Fatima Separate School, 439 Vine St.
  • Holy Cross Secondary School, 460 Linwell Rd.
  • Port Weller Community Centre, 1 Bogart Street

Ward 6 - Port Dalhousie

  • St. John's Ukrainian Church, 91 Lakeshore Rd.
  • Trinity Church, 1230 Old Martindale Rd. (at Third St. Louth)
  • Grantham Optimist Club, 188 Linwell Rd.
  • Lions Club of Port Dalhousie, 201 Main St.

Accessible Audio Voting

NOTE: Persons who require this service are encouraged to vote at the Everyday Advance Poll at City Hall, in the Atrium on the Third Floor, 50 Church St.

  • Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 to Friday, Oct. 19, 2018
  • Open Daily Monday to Friday
  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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