News release

Everyone Who is Eligible Can Vote

Local government | September 29, 2014

If you are a Canadian citizen who is at least 18 years old on October 27, 2014, you can vote in the Municipal Election. It is your right.

If you don’t have a permanent address or the kinds of identification cards that most people have, you may not think you can vote.

There are many types of documents that you can use for ID on Election Day.  Even if you don’t have a permanent address if you are eligible, you can vote.

Voting if You Don’t Have an Address
To vote in Mississauga, you need to live in Mississauga. Sometimes that means owning or renting a home. Business owners can also vote if they own or rent a place in Mississauga.

If you don’t have a permanent address, you can still vote in the Municipal Election on October 27. You are living in Mississauga if you stay at a friend’s place or live in a shelter in Mississauga.

Where you sleep most often in the five weeks before Election Day is where you can vote. There is a document you will need to fill out to show that you live in Mississauga. Call the City at 905-615-VOTE (8683) for help.

Your Identification or ID
You need identification or a document with your name and address to identify who you are and where you can vote.

There are common types of ID, like a drivers’ licence or other types of Ontario photo ID cards.  You can also use utility bills or pay stubs from work.

There are many government documents you can use:  tax, pension or bank documents; hospital and long-term care documents. Visit for a complete list.

About the 2014 Municipal Election in Mississauga
The 2014 Municipal Election is on October 27, 2014. Eligible voters will be able to vote for Mississauga’s new mayor, their ward councillor and school board trustee.

The City of Mississauga will hold advance polls for 13 days from September 29 to October 11, 2014. Don’t forget to bring your Voter Notification Card and acceptable ID when you go to vote.

Mississauga Youth, tell us why you vote!  You could win money for school. If you are a Mississauga resident between the ages of 17-25, Tweet, Instagram, Facebook or YouTube your reason by using the hashtag #Ivotebecause and tagging @CityMississauga.

For more information about the 2014 Municipal Election, visit or call 905-615-VOTE. If you need information in an alternate format, please call 3-1-1.

Media Contact:
Keisha McIntosh-Siung
Communications Advisor
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 ext. 5818
TTY:  905-896-5151