Make your plan to vote in the upcoming municipal election! The election is Monday, Oct. 24. From sidewalks and roads to water utilities and recreation facilities, the decisions of municipal government affect every part of your day. Voting is how you can help shape decision-making in your community. 

In this election, Kitchener residents can select their choice for mayor, ward councillor, regional chair, regional councillors, and school board trustees. Unofficial results will be available at kitchener.ca/results beginning after 8 p.m. on election night, and will updated throughout the night as results are produced. 

On election day, polls will be open from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. We’ve sent out Voter Notification Cards or Voter Information Letters to registered voters to make the voting process easier. Haven’t received your letter? You can still vote. Just make sure to bring a piece of ID that lists your name and address to your voting location. 

We’ve made voting more convenient on election day – you can vote at any voting location in your wardFind where to vote here.  

Are you unable to make it in-person to vote? You can designate someone to vote on your behalf with proxy voting. Learn more at Kitchener.ca/proxy. 

If you are homebound, you can request a proxy appointment at your residence by calling the City of Kitchener’s corporate contact centre at 519-741-2345 or emailing election@kitchener.ca. Your proxy can then attend a voting location with the certified proxy form and complete an oath that they will vote as directed by you. 

Voting locations are available on transit routes, and one location in each ward contains an accessible ballot marking device that voters with disabilities can use to mark a ballot using a braille keypad, paddles or sip-n-puff device. Find the accessible ballot marking device in your ward by checking out our election accessibility plan webpage. 

Have you tested positive for COVID-19 or are otherwise unable to enter a voting location? You can request to vote from the parking lot of a voting location. Either ask someone to enter the voting location on your behalf and notify the Election Assistant that you’d like assistance voting from the parking lot or call our corporate contact centre at 519-741-2345 to make the request. 

Watch our video to learn more about how to vote, and why your vote matters. 

For information about the candidates you can vote for or to learn more about the election, visit kitchener.ca/election.  

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