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What you need to know before voting in the upcoming election

Residents can vote in person at advance polls
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It’s that time again, every four years Guelphites can vote for the mayor, city councillors and school board trustees. Cast your vote this October.

Do you live in or own property in Guelph, are a Canadian citizen and over 18 years old? Then you’re eligible to vote in the municipal election.

Ways to vote

  • In person
    • Vote at advanced polls at City Hall Oct. 8-10 and city-wide Oct. 14-16, or in your ward on Election Day, Oct. 24.
  • By mail
    • Register to vote by mail online before 4 p.m. on Oct. 14.

Get your Voter Notification Card
You’ve likely received a Voter Notification Card in the mail. If you haven’t received it yet, go here to check if you are on the voters’ list.

If you want to vote by mail, you must register to receive a vote by mail kit by Oct. 14.

Check your ward
In 2021, Council voted to change Guelph’s ward boundaries to better balance Guelph’s ward populations. Make sure you’re voting in your ward, check the updated ward boundaries map and your Voter Notification Card or online.

What you need to bring to vote
To vote, you need a piece of identification (ID) that shows your name and Guelph address such as a driver’s licence, Ontario Photo Card, lease or rental agreement. Check out the website  for a full list of ID options. A Canadian passport cannot be used as a piece of ID.

Celebrating Diwali?
Celebrating Diwali on Oct. 24? Don’t let voting get in the way of your celebrations. Vote early in the advanced polls or register to vote by mail online.

Listen to the election podcast
Have 20 minutes to spare? Listen to the Big G in Conversation election podcast to learn about key voting dates, the different ways people can cast a ballot and other important things Guelph voters want to know.

For more information
519-837-5625/TTY 519-826-9771