Elections Ontario has launched a new, modern way to communicate with voters.
An app is now available on the Google Play and Apple App stores. It contains a wide range of election information, including voter information, polling locations, lists of candidates in Ontario ridings, and a scannable version of your voter card.
Although you can’t vote through the app, you can check if you’re on the voters list.
“I encourage all eligible Ontarians to confirm, update or add their information to the voters list. Early registration facilitates the voting experience by allowing us to share important election information with voters before they go to the polls,” said Greg Essensa, Chief Electoral Officer of Ontario.
There is also a handy countdown timer at the top of the app that lets the user know how close it is to election day.
The app is Elections Ontario’s first step into the digital arena. It allows the organization to communicate directly with voters.
A current list of registered candidates in a given constituency is updated on the user’s device. There are also links, where available, to candidate websites.
The app was officially launched on April 1; however, the majority of its features were not activated until May 4.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE 2022 PROVINCIAL ELECTION
May 4 to 27: Submit your request to vote by mail before 6 p.m. on May 27. Apply online or download an application at www.elections.on.ca.
May 5 to June 1: Vote by special ballot at a local returning office until 6 p.m. on June 1.
May 12: Find a complete list of candidates for your riding at elections.on.ca after nominations close at 2 p.m.
May 19 to 28: Vote at any advance polling location in your riding from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
May 21 to 27: Vote at your returning office from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
June 1 to 2: Ban on political advertising in effect.
June 2: Election day. Polling stations are open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.