Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Voting in Burlington

The time to find out about how to vote in the municipal election is running out.

The Burlington municipal election is being held on Oct. 22, 2018, and the city is reminding people who are eligible to vote to ensure they are on the voters' list.

According to the city, the voters’ list contains the names, addresses and school support for each eligible voter.

The municipal election consists of electing the Halton Regional Chair, Mayor and members of City Council for the City of Burlington, trustees for the Halton District School Board and Halton District Catholic School Board and Conseil scolaire Viamonde (nomination forms are filed with the city of Hamilton and Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir (nomination forms are filed with the town of Oakville).

According to the city, to see if you are on the voters’ list eligible voters can:

  • Go to burlington.ca/election
  • Call Burlington City Hall at 905-335-7600, ext. 7481
  • Visit Burlington City Hall at 426 Brant St., first floor, Clerks Department, or
  • Visit any branch of Burlington Public Library.

What do you do if you're eligible to vote but not on the voters' list?

The city says you can apply to the city clerk to add your name to the voters’ list or correct your information.

If your name is not on the list or your information is incorrect, you should complete an Application to Amend the Voters’ List form.

These forms are available in the Clerks Department, first floor, Burlington City Hall, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or at the voting location on voting day.

Forms must be completed in person. Identification that includes your name and address is required.

Voter Information Notices have been mailed.

These notices consist of your Voter Identification Number and information about dates, times and locations for voting, including Internet voting.

If you are on the voters’ list for the 2018 Burlington municipal election, you should receive your Voter Information Notice by mail by Oct. 1.

If you have not received your notice, or there are errors on your notice the city says you can:

  • Call the City of Burlington at 905-335-7600, ext. 7481
  • Email elections [at] burlington [dot] ca, or
  • Visit Burlington City Hall, 426 Brant St., from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Voters have different options for how, where and when to vote for the election. These options, according to the city, include:

Online Registration and Voting (Oct. 1 - Oct. 17):

  • Anytime
  • Have access to the Internet? If yes, vote online from anywhere
  • Use your Voter Information Notice (VIN) to register and vote at burlington.ca/election

Advance Voting (Oct. 13 and 17):

  • 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Oct. 13, Mapleview Shopping Centre-food court, 900 Maple Ave.
  • Oct. 17, Mapleview Shopping Centre-food court, 900 Maple Ave.
  • Oct. 17, Tansley Woods Community Centre- community rooms 1 and 2, 1996 Itabashi Way

Election Day (Oct. 22):

  • 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • NEW in 2018 - Vote Anywhere your Ward
  • Vote at any of the four locations in your ward.

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