Everything You Need to Know About Voting in Mississauga
After weeks of campaigning, the myriad candidates in Mississauga's municipal election are about to find out who will represent the city for the next four years.
That's right, today—Oct. 22—is voting day.
Who will you be voting for today? If you are a resident who is eligible to vote, you can cast your ballot for mayor, your local ward councillor and local school trustee.
As for where to cast that ballot, you can vote at any location open in the ward you live in.
To learn more about your ward and where you can vote, click here.
If you do not know which ward you live in, find out using this map.
To see who is challenging Mayor Bonnie Crombie for the city's top job (as well as who is running for council and trustee), click here.
Who Can Vote in Mississauga?
If you meet all of the following conditions, you are eligible to vote in the 2018 Mississauga municipal election. To vote, you must be:
- a Canadian citizen
- at least 18 years old
- a resident in the City of Mississauga or a non-resident of Mississauga and you or your spouse own or rent property in the City
- not otherwise prohibited under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 or by law
Note that oou can only vote once, regardless of how many properties you own or rent within the city. You must vote in the ward that you are registered in. If you go to the wrong ward, you will not be able to vote from that location.
How Do You Vote?
Once you know you're eligible to vote and know where you need to go, do not forget to bring government-issued identification with you.
If your name is on the Voters’ List, you will need to show one piece of identification that has your name and address on it in order to receive a ballot. Note that your voter identification card CANNOT be used as a piece of ID.
Acceptable identification includes an Ontario driver’s license, an Ontario Photo Card, a cancelled personalized cheque, an insurance policy or statement or any other document included on the acceptable documents for voter identification list.
The Voters’ List
If you have received a voter card in the mail, you are on the Voters' List.
According to the city, the Voters’ List is a list of people who are eligible to vote in the 2018 Municipal Election.
How Do You Get On It?
The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) provides a list of electors to the City of Mississauga in July. The city uses this list to prepare the Voters’ List for voting days. If your name is on the Voters’ List, you will have received a Voter Notification Letter in the mail with the voting days and selected voting locations.
If you have this card, follow its instructions on where to vote.
Also, make sure you bring this letter with you.
What If You’re Not On It/Your Information is Outdated?
If you are an eligible elector, you can add yourself to the Voters’ List or update your information by completing a Voters' List Revision Form.
To complete the Voters' List Revision Form, you must bring acceptable identification to the Office of the City Clerk, 2nd Floor, Civic Centre, 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga, during regular business hours.
You can also bring your ID to any voting location in the ward that you live in on election day to make a revision to your information on the Voters' List.
You can vote anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
To learn more about where and how to vote, click here.
Here's what's happened during the election so far:
- International travelers are walking out of Mississauga's Pearson Airport and ignoring quarantine rules
- Brampton school sends 18 staff members home over COVID-19 scare
- Some elderly Brampton and Mississauga residents can get COVID-19 vaccines much sooner than expected
- 49 fines issued for travellers refusing COVID-19 test at Mississauga's Pearson Airport; Peel police won't issue further fines
- Mississauga and Brampton schools get hit by the COVID-19 variants