Ontario election 2014: Where do I vote?

All you need to know about casting your ballot on voting day in Ontario, and how to learn more about the issues.
Polls are open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, election day in Ontario. (Chris Young/Canadian Press)

The platforms have been released, campaign buses have crisscrossed the province and plenty of dirt has been slung since May 2.

Today, the voting public gets to make its decision.

Here's what you need to know on voting day.

How do I vote?

To cast a ballot you need to be at least 18 years old, a Canadian citizen and living in Ontario (the deadline to vote by special ballot for people temporarily living outside Ontario passed yesterday).

The identification you'll need to bring depends on whether or not you're on the voters list and have your Notice of Registration card, mailed out in the past few weeks.

If you have that card, all you'll need to bring to the polling station is a piece of recognized identification with your name on it.

Elections Ontario's website has a list of recognized identification and what you need to bring if you don't have your card and/or aren't on the voters list. If you don't know where to vote, use this link from Elections Ontario.

Those voter cards also list your local polling station, which will be open from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. today.

Employers in Ontario are legally required to give workers a three-hour window during that 12-hour period to vote, penalty-free. But employees can't demand the hours they want to be able to vote, it has to work for both parties.

How can I learn more about the issues?

CBC News has published many local and province-wide stories since the campaign began, here are a few highlights.


  • An earlier version of this story directed you to find your local election returning office. The story update now links to a tool that helps you find where you vote.
    Jun 12, 2014 12:40 PM ET