Voter Information Letters are in the mail
For immediate release
MARKHAM, ON – October 3, 2022 – Voter Information Letters for the 2022 Markham Municipal Election are in the mail and are being delivered by Canada Post to everyone who is registered to vote.
Voter Information Letters include:
- The web address to the City’s online voting website;
- A personal Voting PIN to vote online; and,
- Other important information about the election.
Those who don’t receive a Voter Information Letter by October 12, and are eligible to vote, may not be registered at their current address or at all.
To vote in the upcoming municipal election, a voter needs to be:
- A Canadian citizen;
- At least 18 years old;
- A Markham resident, property owner or tenant (or the spouse of one); and,
- Registered to vote.
Register to vote online at ElectionsMarkham.ca/register or in person at the Markham Civic Centre (Clerk’s Office), at any Markham Public Library branch until October 19, or at any Voting Place during Voting Days.
Voters registering in person are reminded to bring IDs with them to show election workers or City staff who they are.
The Municipal Voters' List is not the same list as the ones used for provincial or federal elections, so it’s important to always check if you’re registered.
Voters are reminded to only open a Voter Information Letter that’s addressed to them – it’s illegal to take, open or tamper with mail that’s addressed to another person. If a voter receives a Voter Information Letter for someone who doesn’t live at their address anymore, don’t open or forward it. Instead, mark the envelope ‘Return to Sender’ and drop it in the mail. If a voter loses their Voter Information Letter, they should contact Elections Markham immediately to get a new Online Voting PIN (the old one will be deactivated). Voters should never share their Online Voting PIN – it’s personal and no one should ever ask you for it.
From October 14 at 10 AM to October 24 at 8 PM EDT, Markham voters have 250 hours to vote online or by paper ballot on select dates for the offices of Mayor, Regional Councillor, Ward Councillor and School Board Trustee. Local government and school boards deliver important services that residents and businesses rely on every day.
As voters get ready to have their say in this fall’s municipal election, check out Elections Markham’s Voter Checklist.
Visit ElectionsMarkham.ca for the latest and most reliable information about the 2022 Markham Municipal Election.
- “By casting a ballot in the upcoming municipal election, Markham voters will play an important role in local democracy and help support a vibrant, inclusive and diverse community. Voter Information Letters are on the way to voters and contain important information that helps each voter exercise their democratic right to vote in the way that’s most convenient to them.”
- Kimberley Kitteringham, City Clerk/Returning Officer, Elections Markham
- How to vote online
- New homeowner? Try our Voter Information Tool!
- Ways to vote
- Accessible voting options
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Kisha Powell, Media Relations & Communications Specialist
About Elections Markham: Elections Markham is an independent, non-partisan division of the City of Markham, responsible for administering municipal elections, by-elections and referenda in Markham. Elections Markham strives to continue innovating its municipal elections, creating an accessible and inclusive experience, and empowering all voters to exercise their democratic right to vote. The City of Markham is a leader in digital democracy, is the first municipality in Canada to use online voting, and is the largest and longest-running lower-tier municipality nationwide to use online voting today.
About Markham: Markham, an award-winning municipality with more than 356,000 residents and the largest of nine communities in York Region, is home to over 650 headquartered companies and more than 1,500 high tech and life science companies. Markham is a leader in attracting foreign direct investment with more than 234 foreign companies located in the City. Founded in the 1790s, today Markham is Canada’s most diverse community and enjoys a rich heritage, outstanding community planning and services, and a vibrant local economy.