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Internet voting is open
Vote online until Monday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. You need your Voter Information Notice to vote online. Registration for internet voting closes at 7 p.m. on Oct 22.

 

Are you on the Voters' List?

Check if you are on the Voters' List. Use the button below and enter your personal information to see if you are on the list.

Check the Voters' List

Not on the voters' list? Contact the Elections Office at elections@cityofkingston.ca or 613-546-4291 Ext 1430. for further information.

 

Ready to vote?

With your Voter Information Notice in hand, click the button below to begin the online voting process.

Register and Vote Now

 

 

 

Internet voting advantages

There are many advantages to casting your ballot online:

  1. Voting is easy and convenient;
  2. Allows you to cast your ballot from anywhere and at any time provided you have your Voter Information Notice and an internet connection. You can cast your ballot from home, at work or even if you are on vacation;
  3. There is no need to line-up to cast a ballot;
  4. Internet voting is secure and confidential. The City's system has built in safeguards to protect your information and identity;
  5. There are no rejected ballots as the system is designed to ensure that you are satisfied and have accepted your choices before your ballot is cast.

Registering for internet voting

Elector registration is a two-step process that must be done through the internet. All information required to register to vote by Internet will be contained in your Elector Information Notice which will be mailed to all Electors on the Voters' List in mid to late September.

You must be on the Voters' List in order to receive your Elector Information Notice. Not sure if you are on the Voters' List? Check the Voters' List Look Up Tool.

Your Elector Information Notice will include your unique Elector Identification Number (EID) which will allow you to access the online Elector Registration Program. Once registered, you will receive an e-mail with your Personal Identification Number (PIN). You will be asked to make a Declaration that you are entitled to vote in the 2018 municipal election and that you are a Canadian citizen. You will then be able to access your ballot to vote for the candidates for Mayor and your District Councillor and School Board Trustees and you will also be able to select an answer to the Referendum Question on the Ballot. 

Registration for Internet Voting is open until 7:00 p.m. on October 22.

Internet voting procedures

  1. You will be limited to only one vote through the use of your unique Voter Identification Number.
  2. Once you have made your selections, the website will identify your choices and provide you with the option of changing or confirming your votes.
  3. If you wish to do so, you may abstain from voting for any of the offices (Mayor, District Councillor or School Board Trustee) and/or from answering the Referendum Question on the Ballot.
  4. Once your Elector Identification Number and Personal Identification Number (PIN) has been used, it cannot be used again and further access shall not be granted.
  5. The system will provide an acknowledgement that your ballot has been successfully cast. Once your ballot has been confirmed as successfully cast, you are deemed to have voted and your ballot cannot be reclaimed or re-voted.

Disruption of internet voting

If at any time during the voting process there is a disruption in the Internet Voting service you may contact the call centre help line for technical support. Technical support staff does not have access to PIN information in the system. If you use the call centre line you will need to answer a security question for verification purposes. Support staff can only reset a PIN if the status of the on-line voting system reads ‘not voted'.

Sample Voter Information Notice

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