Voter Information


Frequently Asked Questions

Q) Am I on the voters list?
A) Eligible voters can check to see if they are on the Voters’ List on the Town’s website from the “Am I On the Voters’ List” link. You will need the following information: Your property address, Full Name, Date of Birth.

Q) Who can vote?
A) You can vote in Richmond Hill's 2018 Municipal Elections if you are: a Canadian citizen; at least 18 years old on or before Voting Day (October 22, 2018); not prohibited from voting under any law; and a resident of Richmond Hill OR a non-resident owner or tenant of land in the Town of Richmond Hill or their spouse. 

Q) When is voting day?
A) Voting day for Richmond Hill, Ontario is on October 22, 2018.

Q) Where do I vote and will I be able to vote in advance?
A) If you are on the Voter's List, you will receive a voter notification card in mid-September. It will include information about where to vote on Voting Day. To find the closest polling station location to your address click here.

Q) I will be away on voting day. Will I be able to vote in advance?
A) Yes, Advance Poll Voting Locations will be open from 10AM to 6PM at the following locations on Saturday - Oct 6, Sunday - Oct 7, Saturday - Oct 13, & Sunday - Oct 14:

  • Ward 1:  Oak Ridges Community Centre
  • Ward 2:  Centennial Pool
  • Ward 3:  Bayview Hill Community Centre
  • Ward 4:  Elgin West Community Centre
  • Ward 5:  Richvale Community Centre
  • Ward 6:  Langstaff Community Centre

Advance Poll Voting will also be available from 10AM - 6PM at the Main Municipal Offices (225 East Beaver Creek) and at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts (10268 Yonge Street) on the following dates:

  • Monday, October 15th
  • Tuesday, October 16th
  • Wednesday, October 17th 

Q) Can I assign someone to vote on my behalf?
A) To appoint a proxy, you and the person you want to appoint must complete an Appointment for Voting Proxy - Form 3. Complete the application form and attached a copy of your identification and give it to the person you are appointing. Take the completed forms to Richmond Hill's Office of the Clerk to have them certified. Once done, the appointed proxy person can cast a vote on behalf of that individual. The proxy forms must be original when presented to Elections officials.


Marking the Ballot

Please note the following change on how to properly mark your ballot. Instead of the traditional white circle where the voter inserts an “X” beside the candidate name of choice, voters will now find an “arrow”. 

Voters are expected to completely fill in the target area that appears within the red arrow to the right of the relevant candidate’s name.

The Town of Richmond Hill will be using Vote Tabulators to record the votes.

Please make sure that you are completely “filling in” the arrow pointing to the candidate of your choice. The tabulators may not pick up an “X” placed within the arrow.

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