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Voter Information

Who Can Vote?

 

An individual may vote in the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich municipal election if, on Voting Day, they are:

  • a Canadian citizen; and
  • at least 18 years of age; and
  • an owner or tenant of land in the Municpality of Dutton Dunwich; or
  • a spouse of a resident, owner, or tenant of land in the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich; and
  • ​not prohibited from voting under any law.

An individual can only vote once in the Municipaity of Dutton Dunwich  election, regardless of how many properties are owned or rented by the individual in the Municipality.   An individual owning or renting non-residential property in the Municipality, or their spouse, is not eligible to vote in a school board election.

Who Cannot Vote?

  • serving a sentence of imprisonment in a penal or correctional institution; or
  • a corporation; or
  • acting as executor or trustee or in another representative capacity, except as a voting proxy; or
  • convicted of a corrupt practice described in Section 90(3) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996

Am I on the Voters' List?

The voters' list is a list of eligible electors in the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich.  During non-election years the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich does not maintain a voters' list.

During an election cycle, the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is responsible for preparing the preliminary list of electors for each municipality and school board in Ontario.  It is MPAC’s Municipal Property Assessment database of both property owners and tenants that is used to prepare this preliminary list, which aids in the preparation of the final voters' list for Election Day.

Once municipalities have the preliminary list of electors, the revision period begins and electors may add their name or make changes directly with the municipality.

If you are interested in checking your information with MPAC we encourage you to contact them directly.

Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC)

Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

         1-866-296-MPAC (6722)
TTY 1-877-889-MPAC (6722)

 

Identification to Vote

Identification (ID) is needed when you go to vote. Remember to bring one piece of ID showing your name and qualifying Municipal address. Your Voter Information Card or Notice of Approval cannot be used as a piece of ID.

  • If you do not have acceptable ID, but your name is on the voters’ list you will be required to sign a Declaration of Identity to receive a ballot.
  • If you do not have acceptable ID, and are not on the voters’ list, you will be asked to return with your ID in order to receive a ballot.

Types of Acceptable Identification Showing Name & Municipal Address

  • Ontario issued photo card, driver’s licence or motor vehicle permit (vehicle portion).
  • Cancelled personalized cheque, credit card or bank account statement.
  • Utility bill for hydro, telephone or cable TV, water, gas or a bill from a public utilities commission.
  • Statement of direct deposit for Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program.
  • Property tax assessment, income tax assessment notice, Child Tax Benefit statement.
  • Mortgage statement, lease or rental agreement.
  • Any document from a Band Council in Ontario established under the Indian Act (Canada).
  • Insurance policy or insurance statement.
  • Loan agreement or other financial agreement with a financial institution.
  • Statement of Employment Insurance Benefits Paid T4E.
  • Statement of Old Age Security T4A (OAS), Canada Pension Plan Benefits T4A (P), Canada Pension Plan Statement of Contributions.
  • Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Statement of Benefits T5007.
  • CNIB card or a card from another registered charitable organization that provides services to persons with disabilities.
  • Document showing residence at a long-term care home under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007, issued by the Administrator for the home.
  • Hospital card or record.

Learn more about Ontario regulation 304/13 for voter identification under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 as amended.

Helpful Information

  • Office Hours

  • Monday to Friday,
  • 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • (except statutory holidays)