How Do I Vote?

Voting for the Clarington 2022 Municipal Elections will take place electronically by internet and telephone. Clarington voters can cast their votes at their convenience, from 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, until 8 p.m. on Monday, October 24, 2022.

Internet/Telephone Voting Demonstration

On June 8, Clarington held a demonstration of our electronic voting system with a complete overview of the online and telephone voting system. Watch the demonstration for more information about the software.

If you're looking for a brief overview of how to vote, watch this short video that shows voters how to use the online and telephone system to cast their ballots.

Voter information letters

If your name is on the voters’ list, you will receive a voter information letter by mail in late September or early October 2022. The letter will provide detailed instructions on how to vote during the Voting Period (October 18 to 24) and will list the available Election Assistance Centres.

If you do not receive a voter information letter, you may not be on the voters’ list. Contact the Municipal Clerk’s Division to add your name to the list. If you find errors on the voters’ list or your voter information letter, correct them online or contact the Clerk’s Division to find out how you can make corrections.

Applications for all revisions, except the removal of another person’s name, may also be completed at the Municipal Administrative Centre, Clerk’s Division, from September 1 to October 24, 2022, during regular business hours (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and until 8 p.m. on October 24) or at an Election Assistance Centre in Clarington.

If you did not receive your VIL, you are likely not on the voters’ list. Don’t worry, you can still add your name to the list until approximately 7:45 p.m. on October 24. Note: Voting closes at 8 p.m. on October 24, and time is needed to amend the voters' list, and provide you with a new PIN before you can vote.

Have your name added in person:

  • Until October 24 at approximately 7:45 p.m., at the Municipal Clerk’s Office (40 Temperance Street, Bowmanville) or any Clarington Public Library Branch.
  • From October 18 until approximately 7:45 p.m. on October 24 at any Election Assistance Centre, by completing an Application to Amend the Voters’ List form, with acceptable identification that has your new Clarington address.

Only eligible voters can cast their ballot in the 2022 Municipal Elections. Contact Clarington’s Election Staff immediately at votes@clarington.net or 905-697-4747 to be removed from the voters’ list and have the PIN deactivated.

If you receive a voter information letter that is not yours, you can write “Return to Sender” and drop it in the mail OR drop it off at any of the following locations:

  • Municipal Administrative Centre, 40 Temperance Street, Bowmanville
  • Clarington Public Library branch
  • Election Assistance Centre

If you need assistance to vote, visit any Election Assistance Centre (EAC), Clarington Public Library branch or call 905-697-4747.

Election Assistance Centres

Accessible Election Assistance Centres will be available for residents who require assistance with correcting the voters’ list or the voting process at the following locations:

The following Election Assistance Centres will be available on Voting Day between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.:

Ward

Election Assistance Centre Description

1

South Courtice Arena

1

Courtice Community Complex (Older Adult Program Room)

1

Solina Community Hall

2

Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex

2

Clarington Beech Centre

2

Haydon Community Hall

3

Maranatha Christian Reformed Church

3

Tyrone Community Centre

4

Diane Hamre Recreation Complex

4

Orono Town Hall

The following Election Assistance Centres will be available between October 18 and 22:

Date

Times

Location

October 18, 2022

10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex

October 18, 2022

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Wilmot Creek Wheelhouse Recreation Centre (Residents Only)

October 19, 2022

10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex

Courtice Community Complex

Maranatha Christian Reformed Church

Diane Hamre Recreation Complex

October 19, 2022

10 a.m. to noon

Seasons Clarington (TBD)

October 19, 2022

10 a.m. to noon

Orono Town Hall

October 20, 2022

10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex

October 20, 2022

10 a.m. to noon

Kendal Community Centre

October 21, 2022

10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex

October 21, 2022

10 a.m. to noon

Newtonville Community Hall

October 22, 2022

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex

Courtice Community Complex

Maranatha Christian Reformed Church

Diane Hamre Recreation Complex

Election assistance will also be provided at Clarington Public Library branches and the Municipal Administrative Centre during regular hours of operation throughout the Voting Period (October 18 to 24).

For residents in these special voting locations, these will be open for a limited period on voting day:

Ward

Location

Address

Time

01

White Cliffe Terrace Retirement Residence

1460 Highway 2,
Courtice

10 a.m. to noon

02

Seasons Clarington

61 & 65 Clarington Boulevard,
Bowmanville

2 to 4 p.m.

02

Bowmanville Creek Retirement Community

105 Queen Street,
Bowmanville

10 a.m. to noon

03

Lakeridge Health Bowmanville

47 Liberty Street South,
Bowmanville

2 to 4 p.m.

03

Glen Hill Strathaven - Long-Term Care

264 King Street East,
Bowmanville

2 to 4 p.m.

04

Fosterbrooke Long-Term Care

330 King Avenue West,
Newcastle

10 a.m. to noon

Voter identification at Election Assistance Centres

If you need to add your name to the voters’ list and you haven’t already done so online, remember to bring valid identification to an Election Assistance Centre. You are required to show proof of your identity and residence or complete a Declaration of Identity declaring that you are the elector shown on the voters’ list.

Reasons why you might attend an Election Assistance Centre (EAC)

If you do not have access to the internet or a phone, devices will be available at the Election Assistance Centre for you to vote via the internet. Libraries also provide access to the internet and can be used to vote.

If you need help or are unsure how to vote, Election Officials can assist you. Note: Election Officials can help you vote but cannot help you decide who to vote for.

If your name does not appear on the voters’ list, an Election Official can add you to the Voters’ List and provide you with a Voter Information Letter for you to vote. You must show appropriate identification. Once you receive your Voter Information Letter, you can either vote at home or at the EAC.

Staff at the EAC can help you change your information, such as name, address, date of birth, school support. This service is also available by calling the Election Hotline at 905-697-4747.

If you have lost your PIN or Voter Information Letter, you can visit the EAC or call the Election Hotline at 905-697-4747.

Health and safety at Election Assistance Centres

The health and safety of our staff and residents is our top priority. To protect the community and help reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Municipality follows Provincial regulations and Durham Public Health guidance.

Before you enter an EAC, please follow the screening instructions posted at the entrance. Once inside, please pay careful attention to the posted signs and follow instructions for paths of travel and physical distancing.

Need assistance?

If you or anyone in your household is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and you are unable to attend an EAC in person, please stay home and cast your ballot online or by telephone. If you need any assistance with voting online, please call 905-697-4747 or email votes@clarington.net.

Reports to Council

In January 2019, arising out of consideration of Report CLD-005-19, Council passed By-law 2019-003, which changed the voting process for Clarington’s Municipal Elections. As a result, internet and telephone voting will be used, beginning with the 2022 Municipal Elections.

Clarington Council considered performing a ward boundary review before the 2018 Municipal Elections, as proposed in Report CLD-036-16, but decided to defer the review until 2019 in preparation for the 2022 Municipal Elections.  Accordingly, arising out of Report LGS-002-21, Council voted to maintain the existing four ward boundary system.

Municipality of Clarington
Municipal Clerk's Division
40 Temperance Street
Bowmanville, ON L1C 3A6
Phone: 905-697-4747
TTY: 1-844-790-1599
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