2018 Municipal Election - Voting Information

Are you on the Voters’ List?

To be eligible to vote during the municipal election you must be:

  • a Canadian citizen;
  • at least 18 years old;
  • a resident of the City of Pembroke, the owner or tenant of land or the spouse of such owner or tenant; and
  • not prohibited from voting by law.

The Voters’ List contains the names of all persons who are eligible to vote in the municipal election.  The Voters' List is prepared from data kept by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC). Prior to September 1, 2018, you can confirm or update your information, add an elector or change school support on the MPAC database or you can call them at 1-866-296-6722

How do I get on the Voters’ List?

After September 1, 2018 and up to the close of voting on voting day, voters may confirm their names are on the list by contacting the Elections Office at City Hall (613-735-6821 extension 1390) or by email at election2018@pembroke.ca.  If you qualify, and you need to be added or make any updates (address or name changes), you will need to complete an Application to Amend the Voters’ List.  Applications can be completed and dropped off at City Hall during regular business hours.  Applications to amend the Voters’ List will also be accepted at the Voting Location on Voting Day (October 22, 2018) however to avoid delays at the voting location, it is recommended that you complete the paperwork prior to Election Day.

Voter Information Letter

In order to receive a Voter Information Letter and to be able to vote in the 2018 Municipal Election, you must be on the Voters' List.  A Voter Information Letter provides the unique voter identification number and PIN number that is required to access internet and telephone voting and will expedite in-person voting on Election Day.  It is very important that voters check the Voters' List prior to the election to ensure they are on it correctly and to avoid delays at the voting location.  If you have not received your letter by October 9, 2018, or if you have recently moved, you may not be on the Voters’ List. 

Alternative (Internet and Telephone) Voting (October 12 – October 22, 2018)

Eligible electors will be able to vote on-line and by telephone from the comfort of their own home beginning at 10:00 a.m. on October 12, 2018 until 8:00 p.m. on October 22, 2018 (Election Day).  Free Internet access is available at the Pembroke Public Library (237 Victoria Street) or at City Hall (1 Pembroke Street East) during regular business hours for those who wish to utilize this method of voting.  Your Voter Information Letter will contain your unique Voter Identification number and PIN number to access the alternative voting. 

Internet voting stations will also be available on Election Day (October 22, 2018) at the City’s Voting Location (Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 72). 

In addition, there will be a number of institutional voting places, for the residents of the institution only that will have reduced hours of voting during the voting period (October 12 – October 22, 2018). 

In-Person Voting (October 22, 2018)

Eligible voters will be able to cast a ballot at the City’s Voting Location (Royal Canadian Legion Branch 72) on Voting Day:  Monday, October 22, 2018 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. 

Voters are encouraged to bring their Voter Information Letter along with one of the following documents showing their name and address:

  • 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 of 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