Voters

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Who can vote?

In order to be eligible to vote, you must meet the Qualifications of Electors as listed in the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, s.17(2)

If you are a resident, owner or tenant of property in the City of Peterborough, a Canadian citizen, and at least 18 years of age, you are eligible to vote. 

Students living in Peterborough while attending school can vote in the Peterborough municipal election as well as in their home municipality.

Residents can visit voterlookup.ca to confirm whether they are on the voting list.

How do I vote?

Online and in-person voting will be available for the 2022 municipal election, on both Election Day and through advanced polls. This page will be updated with details about your voting options. Please view the Ontario Voter's Guide to municipal and school board elections for more information.

Which offices am I voting for in this election?

The 2022 municipal election will include the office of Mayor of the City of Peterborough, two Councillors for each of the City's five wards, as well as School Board Trustees for the English Public and English Separate school boards. Residents may vote for one candidate in the office of Mayor, up to two Councillors for their ward, and a Trustee for both of the school boards. The Nomination Period for candidates will be open from May 2 to August 19, 2022.

More information for voters

Accessibility

Election planning will consider strategies to ensure all electors are provided with equal opportunities to cast a ballot. Staff will work with community partners to communicate information with vulnerable populations.

Advance Accessible Voting

An accessible voting poll equipped with accessible voting devices will be provided for the 2022 election during the advanced voting period to offer an inclusive voting solution for electors. Accessible voting locations will include raised tables for wheelchairs, audio and tactile voting tabulators, magnifying sheets and COVID-19 accommodations such as see-through masks for Election Staff. 

Dates: October 17 to 21, 2022 - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: City Hall, 500 George St. N., Peterborough

During advance poll days and on election day, voting tabulators will also be available at the Peterborough Public Library, Healthy Planet Arena and Knights of Columbus locations.

Elections Accessibility Plan

City of Peterborough staff will prepare an Elections Accessibility Plan, which will be available to the public before Election Day. The City’s Elections Accessibility Plan will be developed to ensure compliance with relevant legislation including the Municipal Election Act, 1996, Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and Human Rights Code.

A report, also available to the public, will be prepared within 90 days following the election to identify, remove and prevent barriers that affect electors and candidates with disabilities.

What do I bring to vote?

Identification (ID) is required when you vote. You will need to provide ID that includes your name and address. You may have to show two pieces of ID to accomplish this.

You may provide an original, or certified/notarized copy, of any of the following documents:

  • Ontario driver’s licence
  • Ontario Health Card (photo card)
  • Ontario Photo Card
  • Ontario motor vehicle permit (vehicle portion)
  • 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 Ontario
  • 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 employment insurance benefits paid T4E
  • statement of old age security T4A (OAS)
  • statement of Canada Pension Plan benefits T4A (P)
  • 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 Administrator for the home
  • utility bill for hydro, water, gas, telephone or cable TV or a bill from a public utilities commission
  • cheque stub, T4 statement or pay receipt issued by an employer
  • transcript or report card from a post-secondary school
Where do I vote?

Eligible electors whose name is on the Voter’s list will receive a Voter Notification Card (VNC) in the mail in late September or early October telling them where they may vote. All voters must vote at a voting location within their Ward. The VNC will direct voters to the closest poll location to them.

Advance polls

Saturday, October 8, 15 and 22, 2022 - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ward 1: Healthy Planet Arena, 911 Monaghan Rd. (accessible voting location)

Ward 2: Westdale United Church, 1509 Sherbrooke St.

Ward 3: Peterborough Public Library, 345 Aylmer St. N. (accessible voting location)

Ward 4: Lions Club, 347 Burnham St.

Ward 5: Northview Community Church, 1000 Fairbairn St.

Accessible advance voting

October 17 to 21, 2022 - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

City Hall, 500 George St. N.

Election Day

Monday, October 24, 2022 - 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Ward 1

  • Peterborough Sports & Wellness Centre, 775 Brealey Dr.
  • Roger Neilson Public School, 550 Erskine Ave.
  • Healthy Planet Arena, 911 Monaghan Rd. (accessible voting location)

Ward 2

  • Mapleridge Recreation Centre, 1085 Brealey Dr.
  • Westdale United Church, 1509 Sherbrooke St.
  • St. Teresa's Catholic School, 1525 Fairmount Blvd.

Ward 3

  • Knights of Columbus, 317 Hunter St. W. (accessible voting location)
  • Peterborough Public Library, 345 Aylmer St. N. (accessible voting location)

Ward 4

  • Lions Club, 347 Burnham St.
  • Otonabee Valley Public School, 580 River Rd. S.
  • Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School, 1009 Armour Rd.

Ward 5

  • Riverview Park & Zoo, 1300 Water St.
  • Edmison Heights Public School, 1111 Royal Dr.
  • Activity Haven, 180 Barnardo Ave.
  • Northview Community Church, 1000 Fairbairn St.
What ward am I in?

Visit our interactive What's My Ward map to determine which ward you reside in. There is an address search feature at the top right side of the map. Type in your address, or drop a pin in the map to find your ward.

Ward descriptions

Ward 1 - Otonabee

North by Lansdowne Street West, between the City limit with Cavan Monaghan to the western boundary of Kawartha Golf and Country Club, and by Sherbrooke Street between western boundary of Kawartha Golf and Country Club to Monaghan Road, and by Lansdowne Street West between Monaghan Road and Otonabee River. 

East by Monaghan Road between Sherbrooke Street and Lansdowne Street West, and by the Otonabee River between Lansdowne Street West and the southern boundary of the City with Cavan Monaghan Township.

South by the southern boundary of the City with Cavan Monaghan Township.

West by the western boundary of the City with Cavan Monaghan Township, and by the western boundary of Kawartha Golf and Country Club between Lansdowne Street West and Sherbrooke Street.

Ward 2 - Monaghan

North by the northern most boundary of the City with Selwyn Township. 

East by Jackson Park, and by Fairbairn Street between Lily Lake Road to Hillside Street, and by Medical Drive from Parkhill Road West to Sherbrooke Street. 

South by Sherbrooke Street between Medical Drive and the western boundary of Kawartha Golf and Country Club, by Lansdowne Street West from the western boundary of Kawartha Golf and Country Club and the western boundary of the City with Cavan Monaghan Township , and by Parkhill Road West between Jackson Park and Medical Drive. 

West by the western boundary of the City north of Lansdowne Street West with the Townships of Cavan Monaghan and Selwyn.

Ward 3 - Town

North by Parkhill Road West, between the Otonabee River and Medical Drive. 

East by the Otonabee River, between Parkhill Road West and Lansdowne Street West. 

South by Sherbrooke Street, between Medical Drive and Monaghan Road and by Lansdowne Street West from Monaghan Road to the Otonabee River. 

West by Medical Drive from Parkhill Road West to Sherbrooke Street and by Monaghan Road between Sherbrooke Street to Lansdowne Street West.

Ward 4 - Ashburnham

North and west by the Otonabee River. 

East by the eastern boundary of the City with the Townships of Douro Dummer and Otonabee South Monaghan. 

South by the southern most boundary of the City with the Township of Otonabee South Monaghan.

Ward 5 - Northcrest

North by the northern most boundary of the City with Selwyn Township. 

East by the Otonabee River, between Parkhill Road West and the northern most boundary of the City with Selwyn Township. 

South by Parkhill Road West, between Jackson Park and the Otonabee River. 

West by Jackson Park, and by Fairbairn Street between Towerhill Road to Hillside Street, and by the boundary of the City with Selwyn Township.

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