Vicky Smallman
Shaping Kitchissippi With You

2006 Ottawa Municipal Election
Ottawa Council • Ward 15

Voting for Vicky

Quick Info:
We Vote on November 13th, 2006, with advance days on October 26th and November 4th.

You need to be on the Official Voters List to vote.

You can find Copies of the Official Voters List and Voters List Amendment forms at:
  • City Hall (110 Laurier West),
  • the elections office (768 Belfast Road),
  • any of the seven Ottawa client service centres, or
  • any branch of the Ottawa Library, including the Rosemount branch at 18 Rosemount and the Carlingwood branch at 281 Woodroffe.

Make sure you find out where to vote
Voting in a municipal election is a little different than its federal and provicial counterparts. It can be a little confusing - especially if you've never voted municipally before. To help you out, we've put together this little guide for voters in the Kitchissippi ward. If you have any other questions about voting in the upcoming Ottawa municipal election, please feel free to let us know

When do I vote?

Election day is Monday, November 13, and voting happens between 10 am and 8 pm.

If that day is no good for you, you can also vote on one of the two "advance poll" days: Thursday, October 26, from 10 am to 8 pm, and Saturday, November 4, from 10 am to 5 pm. `

Who can vote?

To be eligible to vote, you must be a Canadian citizen, at least 18 years old, and not prohibited from voting by law. You also must either live in Ottawa, or own land here, or be a spouse of someone who lives or owns land here.

You must also be on the voters list.

How do I know if I'm on the voters list?

You can call the Ottawa elections office at 613-580-2660 weekdays between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, and ask them. Or you can check the list for yourself.
(You can also send us an email with your name and address and we'll check for you).

It's a good idea to make sure you are on the list and that your information is correct.

I'm eligible to vote, but I'm not on the list. What do I do now?

You need to fill out a form called an Application to Amend the Voters List (PDF) and either mail it in or drop it off to the elections office (768 Belfast Road). You can either get a copy by clicking here or call the Ottawa elections office at 613-580-2660 weekdays between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, and they will mail one to you.

Can I get on the voters list on election day?

Yes You will need to bring some ID - such as a driver's licence or a household bill that has your name and address on it.

Keep in mind, it will be up to the descretion of the elections official at the polling station to descide if you are eligible to be added to the list or not. To make sure you don't miss your chance to vote, it's better to get added to the list ahead of time, if you can.

I'm on the list, but my name/address/school board support is wrong. What do I do?

It's the same process as getting added to the voters list. You need to fill out the Application to Amend the Voters List and mail it to the elections office.

Where do I vote?

The city election office will send a card to each household on the voters list by the middle of October. The card will tell you where and when to vote. If you haven't received this card by then, call the elections office at 613-580-2660 weekdays between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, and ask. Hospitals, retirement homes, and long-term care facilities will have voting stations on site.

The city also provides an online form to help you find out where to vote.

Can I get someone to vote for me?

Yes. If you can't vote on election day or at either of the advance polls, you can have a proxy cast your ballot for you. You can appoint someone to be your proxy. Click here for more information on Proxy Voting.

If you have any other questions, feel free to email us and we'll do our best to answer them. Or you can contact the elections office.