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How to vote

This is what you need to know when you go to vote on Election Day (Oct.18). If you can’t vote then because of a physical disability or absence from the city or working as an election worker, you can request a mail-in ballot.

Voter checklist

  1. Who can vote - Check your eligibility to vote.
  2. Ward boundaries are changing - Some ward boundaries are changing on Election Day. Look up which ward you will be in as of October 18, 2021.
  3. Get informed - Find out who is running in your ward and what’s on the ballot.
  4. Make a vote plan - Find out when and where to vote for the Advance Vote and Election Day or watch the mail for your Voter Information Card to decide when and where to vote. You can also make a customized vote plan at
  5. Voter statement - Print and fill out your voter statement (elector register form) in advance to save time at the voting station. Copies will also be provided at voting stations.
  6. Voter ID - Make sure you have one of the several acceptable forms of ID with your name and current address on it.
  7. Get out and VOTE!

Voting is as easy as 1, 2, 3

Step 1 – Confirm who you are and get your ballot
Show your ID, sign your voter statement and get your ballot. Print and fill out your voter statement (elector register form) in advance to save time at the voting station. Copies will also be provided at voting stations.

Step 2 – Mark your ballot
Go behind the privacy booth to vote. Learn about what’s on the ballot.

Step 3 – Return your ballot to the tabulator clerk
The tabulator clerk scans your ballot and records your vote.

How to Vote Infographic (PDF version)

Watch this video to give you an idea of what you can expect when you vote.

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