How to Vote

Vote in the 2018 Peterborough Municipal Election
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Who Can Vote?
What Identification Do I Need to Vote?
What Accessibility Measures Are in Place?
Where and When Can I Vote?

More details are available from the City of Peterborough at In the event of a discrepancy between information on this page and information from the City, the City information should be taken as accurate.

Who Can Vote?

You can vote in the City of Peterborough if you are:

  • A Canadian citizen; AND
  • At least 18 years old; AND
  • Are not prohibited from voting under any law; AND
  • Are a resident in the City of Peterborough OR a non-resident who owns or rents property in the City of Peterborough (or your spouse owns or rents in Peterborough)
  • NOTE: Students attending university or college in Peterborough can vote, so long as they meet the criteria above and are able to provide proof of residence (such as a document or letter from campus housing services)

What Identification Do I Need to Vote?

All voters must have one piece of ID that shows their name and Peterborough address. Acceptable ID:

  • ON Drivers’ License
  • ON Health Card (photo)
  • ON Photo Card
  • ON motor vehicle permit
  • Cancelled personalized cheque
  • Mortgage statement, lease or rental agreement relating to property in Ontario
  • Insurance policy or insurance statement
  • Loan agreement or other financial agreement with a financial institution
  • Document issued or certified by a court in ON
  • Any other document from the government of Canada, Ontario or a municipality in Ontario or from an agency or such a government
  • Any document from a Band Council in Ontario established under the Indian Act (Canada)
  • Income tax assessment notice
  • Child tax benefit statement
  • Statement of EI benefits paid T4E
  • Statement of old age security T4A (OAS)
  • Statement of Canada Pension Plan benefits T4A
  • Canada Pension Plan statement of contributions
  • Statement of direct deposit for Ontario Works
  • Statement of direct deposit for Ontario Disability Support Program
  • Workplace Safety and Insurance Board statement of benefits T5007
  • Property tax assessment
  • Credit card statement, bank account statement, or RRSP, RRIF, RHOSP or T5 statement
  • CNIB Card or a card from another registered charitable organization that provides services to persons with disabilities
  • Hospital card or record
  • Document showing campus residence, issued by the office or officials responsible for student residence at a Post secondary institution
  • Document showing residence at a long-term care home under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007, issued by the Admin for the home
  • Utility bill for hydro, water, gas, telephone or cable TV or a bill from public utilities
  • Cheque stub, T4 statement or pay receipt issued by an employer
  • Transcript or report card post-secondary school

The 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 can sign a Declaration of Identify to receive a ballot. If you do not have acceptable ID and your name is NOT on the voters’ list, you cannot vote.

What Accessibility Measures Are in Place?

  • All voting locations will be physically accessible, with power assist openers or staff to assist
  • Magnifying sheets, extra lighting if needed, tables and instructions at every location
  • Voters can receive assistance in the voting place from a friend, family member or interpreter or from City Elections staff

When and Where Can I Vote?

Method Date & Time Location

Online (Registration & Voting)

Tuesday, October 9 until
Monday, October 22.

Registration ends at 7 PM on Oct 22 & voting ends at 8 PM.

Online – by smartphone, tablet or computer by visiting Register to receive your PIN, then login with your voter ID number (on your voter card) and your PIN to cast  your ballot.

If you are on the Voters’ List, you will have received a package by mail with online registration and voting instructions. If you did not get a package by Friday, October 19, you will need to vote in person on Monday, October 22.

Election Day

Monday, October 22
10 AM – 8 PM

Vote at any location of the following locations:

Envinrude Centre (911 Monaghan Drive)
Westdale United Church (1509 Sherbrooke Street)
Peterborough Public Library (345 Aylmer Street N)
Peterborough Lions Club (347 Burnham Street)
Activity Haven Senior Centre (180 Barnardo Ave)
Ptbo Sport & Wellness Centre (775 Brealey Drive)
Fire Hall #3 (839 Clonsilla Ave)
Roger Neilson Public School (550 Erskine Avenue)
Mapleridge Recreation Centre (1085 Brealey Drive)
St. Theresa Catholic Elementary (1525 Fairmount Blv)
Community Services (210 Wolfe St)
Knights of Columbus (317 Hunter St. West)
Otonabee Valley Public School (580 River Road South)
Thomas A. Stewart Secondary (1009 Armour Rd N)
Northview Community Church (1000 Fairbairn St)
Edmison Heights Public School (1111 Royal Drive)
Peterborough Zoo/Rotary Centre (1300 Water St)