Ontario Elections 2022 – Many Ways to Vote for Bramptonians

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May 19, 2022

By Kuwarjeet Singh Arora, Editor-in-Chief

With the official dissolution of the Provincial Legislative Assembly on May 3 by Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell, at the behest of Ontario Progressive Conservative Party Leader Doug Ford, the 2022 election campaign is officially underway.

In Ontario, the election will take place on June 2 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.

Candidates from 124 ridings across the province are in full swing in their official campaigns.

Until the evening of June 2, thousands of Elections Ontario workers will help eligible residents vote. Here are different ways Bramptonians can vote in the upcoming election:

Advance polling locations:

Brampton residents can vote at any advance polling location in their electoral district between May 19 and May 28. You can vote at these advance polls from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

A voter must show their ID to an election official to verify that they are on the voters list, as they do on election day. If they are not on the list, they must sign a declaration and will be added to the list.

Postal voting:

An application for voting by mail is available. Residents who successfully apply to vote by mail will not be able to switch to another voting option.

The deadline for registering to vote by mail is May 27 at 6 p.m. Once the postal vote
application has been reviewed and approved, a voting kit with a ballot will be mailed to residents at the mailing address provided.

According to Elections Ontario, a completed voting kit must be received by 6 p.m. on June 2 to be counted.

To vote by mail, individuals will need to complete an application to vote by mail and provide a copy of at least one piece of government-issued identification.
They can apply to vote by mail through an online application or by downloading and printing an application.

If a voter decides to print an application, they must complete and sign the forms and submit a copy of government-issued identification showing their address and name. If they do not have such identification, they can present government-issued identification that shows their name and proof of name and residency from a non-governmental entity, such as a utility bill public or a pay stub.

They should submit their printed application by email to [email protected] or by mail to Elections Ontario, Special Ballot, 51 Rolark Drive, Toronto, Ontario M1R 3B1.

A person can choose to use the prepaid envelope to return their voting kit or drop it off at their local polling station once they receive it. International postage is the responsibility of the one outside the USA

Voting at home:

There are a number of reasons people may request a home visit, including inability to get to the polling place due to a disability, inability to read or write, and inability to complete an application form.

An elector can receive a home visit from two election officers who will bring him a kit to help him with the process. Voters must show photo ID and complete the application form to vote.
To request a home visit, individuals should contact their returning office.

Voting in hospitals:

Election officials will visit hospitals and bring voting kits to people who are temporarily
confined during a three-day hospital program organized by Elections Ontario.

The voter must provide identification and complete the application form before receiving a ballot. Their hospital bracelet can be used as proof of name and address.

Students living away from home:

Students who live away from home and study in Ontario can vote in the electoral district where they live or in the school where they study.

Elections Ontario says on-campus voting is only available to students living on campus and all voters will need to bring proper identification.

Students studying outside of Ontario can vote by mail or register as absentee voters. An absent voter would automatically receive a voting kit to vote by mail from May 5 to May 27.

Brampton Candidates

You can find out which constituency you are in by entering your postal code HERE.

Brampton North

Brampton East

Brampton West

Brampton South

Brampton Center

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