Who Can Vote?
You are eligible to vote in the 2018 municipal election in the City of Windsor if on voting day you are:
A Canadian citizen; and
18 years of age or older on voting day; and
A resident in the City of Windsor or the owner or tenant of land in the City of Windsor or the spouse of such owner or tenant of land; and
Not prohibited from voting under any law
The following are not eligible to vote:
On the list to vote?
Through voterlookup.ca, Ontario residents can find out whether they’re on the list to vote. Eligible electors can also update their information, add a name to an address, or change their school support.
How do I know if I am a qualified voter?
To be a qualified voter you must be eligible to vote and your name should be included in the official City of Windsor Voters' List. Voters’ list information is received from the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) compiled from an enumeration conducted in May/June of an election year.
Revisions to the voters' list will take place during the revision period that begins Tuesday, September 4, 2018. During the revision period, voter information such as your name, address and school support can be amended or added to the list if it has been left off.
Students residing in another municipality for school
As outlined in the Municipal Elections Act, a person may have residences and vote in two local municipalities at the same time, in the same election, if:
(a) The person lives in one of the local municipalities in order to attend an educational institution, but not with the intention of changing their permanent lodging place; and
(b) The person’s permanent lodging place is in the other local municipality, 2009, c.33, Sched. 21, s.8 (3).
How to vote:
For eligible voters, voting on Election Day or at an advance vote day will be easy, and results will arrive quickly after the close of polls on Voting Day. Here is how it works:
Identification Required: Identification will be required at the polling station to verify identity and qualifying address. To see what constitutes valid identification, see Identification Rules for Voting.
- When you arrive at the voting station, you will receive your paper ballot in a privacy folder from the Deputy Returning Officer according to your school support (showing on the voters’ list) and be directed to a voting booth to mark your ballot.
- Use the marking pen at the voting booth to fill in the oval next to the candidate(s) of your choice for each office listed on the ballot.
- Once you are done voting, place the ballot back in the privacy folder supplied to you with the Deputy Returning Officers’ initials showing, and bring it to the Tabulating Officer who will insert the ballot into the vote tabulator to record your vote. Once read, the vote tabulators will place the ballot into the ballot box.
Note: If the voting station is closing, you will be allowed to complete your vote if you are in line at the voting place prior to 8:00 p.m.
Office of the City Clerk
350 City Hall Square West
Windsor, ON Canada N9A 6S1
Phone: For general election information, call 311.
For detailed election inquiries, please call (519) 255-6211
Fax: (519) 255-6868