York Region Votes

  ONTARIO VOTES 2011                                                                 

October 6, 2011 General Election
The writs have been issued for the
October 6 general election in Ontario. We are pleased to provide you with the contact information for all 107 Returning Officers in pdf format (72KB). 
You can visit the new
2011 General Election website produced by Elections Ontario. 

News Releases
40th Provincial General Election More Days and More Ways To Vote


       WHO CAN VOTE  AND   WHEN TO VOTE                                                                                 


Election Day
Thursday, October 6, 2011
9:00 AM to 9:00 PM local time

Look for an important card in your mail

If you are qualified to vote and your name is on the Voters List, we'll mail you a Notice of Registration Card that will list your voting location on election day, plus the dates, times and places of your advanced voting locations.

On election day, you can vote if you are...
  • 18 years of age or older,
  • A Canadian citizen,
  • Reside in an electoral district, and
  • Have not already voted in this election

If you meet these requirements, you are an eligible elector.


What happens if you…

When can I request a home visit at my returning office or satellite office?


Special Ballot Days
Thursday, September 8 to Wednesday, October 5, 2011
On October 5 you must vote by 6:00 PM ET or 5:00 PM CT

Apply from Thursday, September 8, 2011 to Friday, September 30, 2011. On September 30, your application for Special Ballot must be received no later than 6:00 PM ET or 5:00 PM CT. If you are unable to vote on election day or on any Advance Poll Days, you may use our Special Ballot option during the 28-day election period.  Wednesday, September 21 to Friday, September 30, 2011 at your returning office from 10 AM to 8 PM local time. As soon as the Election is called, you will be able to consult our online application to find out the places and dates for the Advance Poll Days in your electoral district


                       In person in returning office             Vote By Mail                  Advance Poll Days

Electors who are temporarily hospitalized and unable to vote at advance polls, on election day, or at the returning office may vote by Special ballot. To accommodate these electors, Special Ballot Officers will go to each hospital to facilitate the completion of the Special Ballot Application and voting processes. Hospitalized electors will be able to vote regardless of whether the hospital is inside or outside of the electors' electoral district at the time the election is held. The visit will be administered on September 26, 27, 28, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM local time each day.


Living away from your family's home 

During an election, you may find yourself living away from your family's home. You may wish to vote for a candidate in the electoral district where you live while attending college or university or you may want to vote for a candidate in the electoral district where you live while not attending school. You are given the opportunity to decide which residence you consider to be your principal residence. Regardless of which residential address you choose, all voting options, including voting by special ballot, are available to you. If you are a student with a physical disability and cannot go to the returning office, advance poll or election day to vote, you may request a home visit.


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If you need any further assistance, please contact a member of the Elections Ontario Outreach Team at
1-888-246-3335 or email outreach@elections.on.ca