Oakville residents can vote early this municipal election


Published September 22, 2022 at 3:52 pm

Voter notices for the Oct. 24, 2022 municipal election are making their way to the mailboxes of eligible voters in Oakville this week. PEXELS IMAGE

Oakville residents wanting to have a say in this year’s municipal elections can do so ahead of voting day.
Voter notices for the Oct. 24 election have been mailed out and local residents can get out and vote at eight locations during nine days of advanced voting.

The voter notice includes dates, locations, and identification requirements to help plan your vote.

“October is a busy month, with many in our community celebrating Thanksgiving, Diwali, other observances and events,” said Vicki Tytaneck, Town Clerk and Returning Officer for the 2022 Municipal Election.

“Those who are not available on Voting Day – Oct. 24, are encouraged to vote early at any of the eight voting locations during nine days of advance voting.”

Local residents can save time at the voting location by being on the voters’ list. Those eligible voters who do not receive their notice in the mail can still vote by taking a piece of identification showing their name and eligible address to the advance polls.

Voters without details on the voters’ list, can request to be added online. To vote, you must be a Canadian citizen, at least 18 years of age, an Oakville resident, property owner or tenant or their spouse.

Advance voting will run from Oct. 6 to 9 and 11 to 15 at multiple locations. The full list of locations and hours are available on the Where do I Vote page.

The newest advance voting location this year is at Sheridan College and is part of the town’s new adopt-a-poll initiative.

Sheridan College students, after completing the mandatory training provided by the town, will be staffing this polling station on Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This location is open to all eligible voters in Oakville, including students, faculty and other Oakville residents.

Voters can also assign another eligible voter to vote on their behalf by filling out a proxy form. The assigned proxy voter can then attend in person to complete the registration at Oakville Town Hall.

Individuals with medical or restricted mobility conditions can request to vote at home. To register for this service, email [email protected] or call 905-815-6015 by Oct. 14, 2022, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For information on this year’s candidates, residents can view the registered candidates list and ward map on elections.oakville.ca

The Voter Guide is available

on elections.oakville.ca including translations in French and the top five languages of Oakville.

For election information in another language, call 905-845-6601 for over-the-phone interpretation, which is available in more than 240 languages.

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