How to Vote

In the 2018 Municipal and School Board Election, Niagara Falls' voters will be required to go to 

the voting location to cast their ballot.Logo for the October 22, 2018 election

What to Bring to the Voting Location:

Residents should bring their Voter Notification Cards and one piece of identification to the polls.

Acceptable Forms of ID:

Note:  The following is a list of acceptable identification.  ONE item must be an original, certified or notarial copy and shall show the person's name and qualifying address.

  • Ontario Driver's Licence
  • Ontario Health Card (photo card)
  • Ontario Photo Card
  • Ontario motor vehicle permit (vehicle portion)
  • Cancelled personalized cheque
  • Mortgage statement, lease or rental agreement relating to property in Ontario
  • Insurance policy or insurance statement
  • Loan agreement or other financial agreement with a financial institution
  • Document issued or certified by a court in Ontario
  • Any other document from the government of Canada, Ontario or a municipality in Ontario, or from an agency or such a government
  • Any document from a Band Council in Ontario established under the Indian Act (Canada)
  • Income Tax Assessment Notice
  • Child Tax Benefit Statement
  • Statement of Employment Insurance Benefits Paid (T4E)
  • Statement of Old Age Security T4A (OAS)
  • Statement of Canada Pension Plan Benefits T4A  (P)
  • Canada Pension Plan Statement of Contributions
  • Statement of Direct Deposit for Ontario Works
  • Statement of Direct Deposit for Ontario Disability Support Program
  • WSIB Statement of Benefits (T5007)
  • Property Tax Assessment
  • Credit card statement, bank account statement, RRSP, RRIF, RHOSP, or T5 statement
  • CNIB Card or card from another registered charitable organization that provides services to persons with disabilities
  • Hospital card or record
  • Document showing residence at a long-term care home under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007, issued by the Administration for the home
  • Utility bill for hydro, water, gas, telephone or cable TV or bill from a public utilities commission
  • Cheque stub, T4 statement or pay receipt issued by an employer
  • STUDENTS:  Document showing campus residence, issued by the office or officials responsible for student residence at a post-secondary institution.
  • STUDENTS:  Transcript or report card from a post-secondary school

 If your information is wrong on your Voter Notification Card:

If your information is wrong when you receive your voter's card, you are encouraged to attend a "Vote Anywhere" Advance Poll and inform the election staff that your card is incorrect.  This way they can correct the information on your card, and you can vote at that same time.  NOTE:  If you have moved since the 2014 Municipal Election, and your voter notification card is incorrect - please try to attend an Advance Poll, in the case that you have moved into a new poll boundary within the City and you need a new card.

OR:  When you arrive at your voting location on Election Day, ask to speak to the RDRO (Revision Deputy Returning Officer) and inform him or her that the information on your Voter Notification Card is incorrect.  Be sure to bring the incorrect Voter Notification Card and one form of identification with you.

If you do not have a Voter Notification Card:

Yes, you can still vote, even with a Voter Notification Card.  Ask to speak with the RDRO (Revision Deputy Returning Officer) and inform him or her that you do not have a Voter Notification Card but would still like to vote.  NOTE:  Please ensure that you provide valid identification with your current address on it in order to receive the proper ballot.

Remember:  The fastest way to vote is to make sure you are on the voters' list and arrive at the voting location with your voter notification card and one piece of identification.  

Residents can confirm if they are on the voters' list by calling 905-356-7521 (Clerk's Department) or by visiting: Am I on the Voters' List?

Number of Votes Cast

Position

Mayor (Vote for 1 candidate)

City Council (Vote for 8 candidates)

Regional Council (Vote for 3 candidates)

NEW:  Regional Chair (Vote for 1 candidate)

Public School Board Trustees (Vote for 2 candidates)

Separate School Board Trustees (Vote for 2 candidates)

French Public School Board Trustee (Vote for 1 candidate)

French Separate School Board Trustee (Vote for 1 candidate)

Note:  When voting for School Board Trustee:

  • You will be voting for either public, separate of french school board trustees.
  • You do not vote for trustees for all of the school boards.
  • Your Voter Notification Card will state the school board you have chosen to vote for.

Election Day Voting

  • Voting is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • All voting locations are located on or near bus routes and most stations are barrier-free.
  • Individuals who require audio voting assistance are encouraged to take advantage of the Advance Poll location open daily at City Hall (4310 Queen Street), from October 1 to October 22, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Monday - Friday).
  • The fastest way to vote is to make sure you are on the voters' list and arrive at the voting location with your voter notification card and one piece of identification.
  • Residents can confirm if they are on the voters' list by calling 905-356-7521 (Clerk's Department) or by visiting: Am I on the Voters' List?

Accessible Audio Voting

Note: Persons who require this service are encouraged to vote at the Everyday Advance Poll at City Hall, 4310 Queen Street, Clerk's Department, on the First Floor.   

  • Monday, October 1, 2018 to Monday, October 22, 2018
  • Open daily Monday to Friday
  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.