Ontario Election 2018: Today's the day, here's how to vote
Polls will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Election day is upon us and that means people will be lining up at their assigned polling stations to cast their ballots.
- Get the latest results here starting at 9 p.m. ET
- Follow our live blog and stream our TV coverage here
If you're voting in the provincial election, here's what you need to know.
Who can vote
You must be at least 18.
You must be a Canadian citizen and resident of Ontario.
Where to vote
Where you vote is based on where you live within your electoral district.
You can only vote at the polling station assigned to you.
You can look that up on the Elections Ontario website by entering your postal code.
It's also on the Voter Information Card you may have received in the mail.
Poll Tracker | Get the latest projections here
What you need to bring
The identification you need will depend on whether you are on the voter's list. That's also something you can look up on the Elections Ontario site.
If you are on the Voter's List:
- Bring one piece of ID that has your name written the same way it appears on the Voter's List.
If you are not on the Voter's List:
- Bring one piece of ID that has your name and current residential address.
Acceptable forms of ID include an Ontario's Driver Licence, Ontario Photo Card, Band Council Identification and bank statements.
Something like an Ontario's Driver Licence that includes your name and address would do. Some voters might need to bring a combination of ID to prove their name and another to prove address.
Proof of address can come in the form of a cellphone bill addressed to you and it doesn't have to be a paper copy.
You can bring up a digital copy on your phone—which is new this year.
Marking your ballot
At the voting station an election official will hand you a ballot with a list of all of the candidates running in your electoral district.
You'll be directed to a privacy screen where you will mark an "X" in the assigned bubble next to the name of the candidate of your choice.
If you make a mistake and need a new ballot, you may take it to an election official who will write "Cancelled" on the back of it.
They'll issue you a new ballot.
Cancelled ballots are not counted in the official results.
To brush up on the candidates, their platforms, their polling numbers and latest news, visit CBC's Ontario Election interactive website here: Elections 2018: Ontario Votes.