Burlington residents encouraged to have a plan to vote in upcoming municipal election

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Published September 12, 2022 at 3:10 pm

The City of Burlington is reminding residents to vote in October’s municipal election and is providing people with plenty of ways to ensure this happens.

This October, eligible voters in Burlington will choose who they want to represent them on Burlington city council as well as Regional chair and local schools boards. Voting for the municipal election takes place between Oct. 11 and 24.

Residents are encouraged to make a voting plan so they are prepared to cast their ballot, using the voting option most convenient for them.

Step 1: Check if you are eligible to vote

Are you:

  • a Canadian citizen
  • at least 18 years old
  • live in Burlington (own or rent), or
  • don’t live in Burlington, but you or your spouse own or rent property in Burlington
  • not prohibited from voting under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 or otherwise by law

Step 2: Make sure you are on the voters list

Being on the voters list saves you time when you vote. You are mailed a voter information letter at the beginning of October that tells you who you can vote for and your in-person voting locations. Visit here to see if you are on the voters list. If your information needs to be updated, changes can be made at Burlington Public Library branches and City of Burlington pools up to Oct. 22, or on election day at your ward voting location.

Step 3: Pick your preferred voting option and date

There are three ways to vote:

  • online, using Internet voting, from Oct. 11 to 20
  • in person at advance polls on Oct. 15 and 18
  • in person on election day, Oct. 24

Step 4: Choose what time of day you want to vote

Voting hours vary by voting location. More information about voting locations and hours is available here.

Step 5: Locate the closest voting location

On election day, four voting locations will be available in each ward. Information about accessibility for the City’s 2022 municipal election will be available closer to the election here.

You can learn about the candidates who are running for Burlington city council, Halton Regional chair and school board trustee here.

“Burlington is an amazing city with a great quality of life. When you vote, you help make our city even better. We want you to feel confident about the voting process,” said city clerk Kevin Arjoon.

“Visit here for everything you need to know about when and how to vote, what to bring when you vote, links to information about the candidates running and more.”

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