News release

Voting is Accessible

Local government | September 24, 2014

The City of Mississauga is ensuring that voting in the October 27 Municipal Election is accessible to people with disabilities. Voting is a right of everyone who is eligible to vote. There are safeguards in place to ensure voting in the upcoming election is accessible to everyone.

Places to Vote are Accessible
Polling places are inspected before Election Day to ensure they are accessible. That means that there are level entrances and doorways are wide enough for wheelchairs.

Mississauga is also setting up polling places at hospitals, long-term care and seniors’ homes to make sure everyone can vote. For more information about accessible polling places, call 905-615-VOTE.

Accessible Voting
Advance poll locations in Mississauga will have extra equipment to assist you. If you have low vision or a physical or cognitive disability that makes it difficult to vote, specially designed vote tabulators will be available. You can also bring someone to help you vote if you need to. Please ask for help at your polling location.

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