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Voter Lookup Help

MPAC is responsible for identifying potential electors in Ontario and providing this information in the form of a Preliminary List of Electors (PLE) to every municipal clerk in the province between July 31 and August 30 of an election year. The clerk is responsible for determining which names on the PLE will be included on the official Voters' List for their jurisdiction.

Eligible electors may have the municipal clerk add their name to the Voters' List up to the closing of polls on Voting Day.

To vote in a Municipal election, or a District Social Services Administration Board (DSSAB) election, a person must on Voting Day be:

  • A Canadian citizen
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Owner or tenant of an eligible property *, or the spouse of such owner or tenant

To vote in a School Board election, a person must be all of the above, plus:

  • A supporter of a school board within which your eligible property * is situated

* Eligible property:

  • Permanent residence (the one place that you intend to return to whenever absent)
  • Any property anywhere in the province that is not within the same municipality or school board jurisdiction as one's 'permanent residence'.
  • An owner, tenant or occupant can have only one eligible property per municipality, DSSAB and school board jurisdiction.
  • For purposes of school board elections, only residential type properties are considered 'eligible' (i.e. not commercial, industrial, etc.)

'Owner' or 'Tenant'

  • A person who is the owner or tenant shown on the assessment roll **
  • A non-residential tenant of land
  • 'tenant' includes an occupant in possession other than the owner
  • Does not include an owner or tenant of a time share property unless that person is entitled to use the land on Voting Day or for a minimum of 6 weeks during an election year

Note: ** assessment rolls are continually updated throughout the year to reflect on-going changes in property ownership.

For additional election related information, please refer to the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 at

For further assistance, please call 1-866-296-6722.

For any questions, please contact MPAC at 1-866-296-6722 or TTY 1-877-889-6722.

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