Did you know that Monday, October 22, 2018 is Election Day in the City of Mississauga?
You can make a difference in your community by exercising your right to vote.
As a Canadian citizen, voting is not only your right, it is your responsibility. Your community is shaped by the outcome of an election and the individuals who are elected will make many important decisions including how tax dollars are spent in your community.
The City of Mississauga is committed to making sure that everyone who is eligible to vote gets to do so.
Who is eligible to vote? To vote in the municipal election, you are required to be:
- A Canadian citizen,
- 18 years of age or older on Election Day,
- A resident of the City of Mississauga, a non-resident who owns or rents property in the City, or the spouse of a non-resident who owns or rents property in the City,
- Not otherwise prohibited from voting under the Ontario Municipal Elections Act, 1996.
This year, the City is implementing a new voting policy called Vote Anywhere. This means that, during the advance polls on October 13 and 14, you can vote at any polling place in the City, even if it’s outside your ward. And on Election Day, October 22, you can vote at any polling place within the boundaries of the ward where you reside.
The easiest way to vote is by bringing your identification with you when you go to vote. Any piece of identification that shows your name and address is acceptable, including an Ontario driver’s license, an Ontario Photo Card, an insurance policy or statement, or any other document on the list of acceptable documents for voter identification.
If you have no fixed address or acceptable identification, but have been residing in Mississauga for at least five weeks before Election Day, the City of Mississauga wants you to vote. In that case, all you have to do is show up at a polling place on Election Day and take an oath to affirm your identity and eligibility to vote. It’s that simple.
For more information on how and where to vote in the 2018 Municipal Election, visit the City of Mississauga’s election information website at: https://www.mississaugavotes.ca/infoforvoters.
To hear from the candidates for city council in Ward 1, which is where The Compass is situated, there will be an all-candidates meeting at 7pm on Monday, October 15 at Clarke Memorial Hall (161 Lakeshore Road West).