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What is a Voting Register Card?


What is a Voting Register Card?
A Voting Register Card is a card that contains your information and a statement of elector eligibility.   A Voting Register Card is not a form of identification. 

What is the purpose of a Voting Register Card?
When you go to a voting station, you will be asked to read and sign the Voting Register Card’s statement of elector eligibility.  Signing the card confirms your information and eligibility to vote.  You cannot vote without signing the Voting Register Card.  A person who signs a false statement is guilty of an offence.

Where does the information on a Voting Register Card come from?
In an election year, census takers collect the names of eligible electors during The City’s annual census.  This process is called an enumeration.  If you are enumerated and vote on election day, a Voting Register Card that is pre-printed with your information will be waiting for you at your voting station.

What if I am missed during enumeration?
You can still vote if you are missed during enumeration.  There will be no pre-printed Voting Register Card for you when you go to vote which is not a problem, an election worker will fill in a blank card for you.  Having a pre-printed Voting Register Card simply makes things go a little faster.

Is the Voting Register Card mailed to me?
No, the Voting Register Card is not mailed to you.  You will not see a Voting Register Card until you attend a voting station.

What if the information on my card is incorrect?
If there is a pre-printed Voting Register Card for you but the information needs to be changed, an election worker will correct the information on the card and have you initial the correction.

Will a pre-printed Voting Register Card be available for me if I vote during the advance vote?
No, there are no pre-printed Voting Register Cards during the advance vote. If you vote at an advance voting station, an election worker will fill in a blank card for you.