Voter Information

You are eligible to vote in the 2022 Municipal Election if you are:

  • A Canadian citizen; and
  • 18 years of age or older on voting day; and
  • A resident or the owner or tenant of land or the spouse of such owner or tenant of land in the Town of Erin; and
  • Not prohibited from voting under any law

The following are not eligible to vote:

  • A person who is serving a sentence of imprisonment in a penal or correctional institution
  • A corporation
  • A person acting as executor or trustee or in any other representative capacity, except as a voting proxy in accordance with the Municipal Elections Act
  • A person convicted of a corrupt practice described in section 90(3) of the Municipal Elections Act 1996.

To be a qualified voter, you must be eligible to vote, and your name should be included in the official Town of Erin Voters List. 

As outlined in the Municipal Elections Act, a person may have residences and vote in two local municipalities at the same time, in the same election, if:

(a) The person lives in one of the local municipalities in order to attend an educational institution, but not with the intention of changing their permanent lodging place; and
(b) The person’s permanent lodging place is in the other local municipality, 2009, c.33, Sched. 21, s.8 (3).

If you live in one municipality, and own or rent property in another municipality, you are eligible to vote in each municipality’s election. If your spouse qualifies as a non-resident elector in a municipality, then you can also vote in that municipality’s election.

It can sometimes be complicated to determine whether you qualify as a non-resident elector. The Municipal Elections Act, 1996 says that you must be an “owner or tenant” of land.

For example, if you have a cottage that is actually owned by a trust, or a business premises that is owned by your business and not by you personally, then you are not considered to be the owner of the land, and would not be eligible to vote.

If you have questions about whether you would be qualified to vote as a non-resident elector in the upcoming election, you should contact the Clerk's Office at

The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is responsible for identifying all potential municipal, school board and District Social Services Administration Board Electors. MPAC provides this information to Clerks in support of local election events. is also used to collect the names of all occupants in a household. To see if you are on the voters list, please go to

For more information on how to use please go to 

Beginning in August, you will also be able to contact the Clerk’s Office to see if you are on the voters list.

  • If you are on the voters' list, but the information on the list is incorrect, you can update your information via or apply to change the information at Town Hall.
  • If you are not on the voters' list, you can apply to add your name and voter information to the list. 

Identification Required: Identification will be required at the ballot return station (Erin Town Hall) to verify your identity and qualifying address. To see what constitutes valid identification, see Identification Rules for Voting.

All eligible electors will be required to provide proof of identity and residence in order to obtain a ballot/voting kit at the Municipal Office. The type of identification is prescribed in O. Reg. 304/13 and includes but is not limited to an Ontario Driver’s License and an Ontario Health Card. An elector on the Voters’ List without identification may make a statutory declaration (Form EL-26).

Voters can update their voter information at the following link: or submit an Application to Amend Voter’s List (Form EL-15) and provide a copy of photo ID with their qualifying address to Town Hall. Identification is required to update voter information. To see what constitutes valid identification, see Identification Rules for Voting.

An eligible elector's voting kit may be picked up at the ballot return station by a person authorized to do so by the eligible elector. Authorization shall consist of a letter signed by the eligible elector and a copy of the eligible elector's identification in a form as prescribed in the regulations.  

How To Complete a Voter Kit

Instructions on how to complete a voter kit are contained in the kit. For additional information, please see the Vote by Mail Video Tutorial (Coming Soon) for video instruction on how to vote by mail. 

When completing your ballot, please use black marker or black pen.

Please DO NOT use pencil.