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Voter Information

The Municipal Election will be taking place on October 22, 2018. As information for voters becomes available, it will be posted here.

Have you checked to confirm that you are listed on the Woodstock Voter's List? Using MPAC's www.voterlookup.ca you can check to make sure that you are registered for this fall's municipal election.

Who Can Vote?

You can vote in the City of Woodstock municipal election if you are:

  • a Canadian citizen; and
  • at least 18 years old; and
  • a resident in the City of Woodstock; or
  • a non-resident of Woodstock, but you or your spouse own or rent property in the City; and
  • not prohibited from voting under any law

You may only vote once regardless of how many properties you own or rent within the City.

Please note that some rural addresses in Oxford County include Woodstock in the address but the property is not located in the City of Woodstock. For example, a property at R. R #8 Woodstock, ON N4S 7W3 is located in the Township of Norwich and this resident would not be eligble to vote in Woodstock. A good rule of thumb is to consider where the property taxes are paid.

Who cannot vote?

You are prohibited from voting on voting day if you are:

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

This means that if you own or rent property in the City of Woodstock under a business name (a corporation), you are not eligble to vote in the Woodstock municipal election. The property must be owned or rented under your name or your spouse's name. 

Identification

Identification (ID) is needed when you go to vote. Remember to bring one piece of ID showing your name and qualifying Woodstock address. Your Voter Information Card 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.

Many documents can be used to show a person’s name and address. Please review the list of acceptable documents for voter identification to ensure your ID will be accepted.

Contact Us

© 2017 City of Woodstock P.O. Box 1539, 500 Dundas Street, Woodstock, ON N4S 0A7

 

Phone: 519-539-1291
TTY: 519-539-7268
Email: General Information

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