Frequently Asked Questions

Internet Voting "Voting online"

City Council has authorized the use of internet voting for the 2018 municipal election as an alternative to attending a voting place to cast your ballot.
For the 2018 election, the period of internet voting has been extended up to and including Voting Day.
Online voting for the 2018 Municipal Election begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 and ends at 8 p.m. on Monday Oct. 22 .
Electors must be registered for online voting by 7 p.m. on October 22.



For more Municipal Election Information please visit the City of Kingston Website


Internet voting advantages

There are many advantages to casting your ballot online:

  1. Voting is easy and convenient;
  2. Allows you to cast your ballot from anywhere and at any time provided you have your Voter Information Notice and an internet connection. You can cast your ballot from home, at work or even if you are on vacation;
  3. There is no need to line-up to cast a ballot;
  4. Internet voting is secure and confidential. The City’s system has built in safeguards to protect your information and identity;
  5. There are no rejected ballots as the system is designed to ensure that you are satisfied and have accepted your choices before your ballot is cast.

Registering for internet voting

lector registration is a two-step process that must be done through the internet.

All information required to register to vote by Internet iscontained in your Elector Information Notice which was mailed to all Electors on the Voters’ List in mid to late September.

Did you get it? You must be on the Voters’ List in order to receive your Elector Information Notice. Not sure if you are on the Voters’ List? Check the Voters’ List Look Up Tool.


Your Elector Information Notice will include your unique Elector Identification Number (EID) which will allow you to access the online Elector Registration Program.

Once registered, you will receive an e-mail with your Personal Identification Number (PIN).

You will be asked to make a Declaration that you are entitled to vote in the 2018 municipal election and that you are a Canadian citizen. You will then be able to access your ballot to vote for the candidates for Mayor and your District Councillor and School Board Trustees and you will also be able to select an answer to the Referendum Question on the Ballot.

Registration for Internet Voting will be available until 7:00 p.m. on October 22.

Internet voting procedures

  • You will be limited to only one vote through the use of your unique Voter Identification Number.
  • Once you have made your selections, the website will identify your choices and provide you with the option of changing or confirming your votes.
  • If you wish to do so, you may abstain from voting for any of the offices (Mayor, District Councillor or School Board Trustee) and/or from answering the Referendum Question on the Ballot.
  • Once your Elector Identification Number and Personal Identification Number (PIN) has been used, it cannot be used again and further access shall not be granted.
  • The system will provide an acknowledgement that your ballot has been successfully cast. Once your ballot has been confirmed as successfully cast, you are deemed to have voted and your ballot cannot be reclaimed or re-voted

Disruption of internet voting

If at any time during the voting process there is a disruption in the Internet Voting service you may contact the call centre help line for technical support. Technical support staff does not have access to PIN information in the system. If you use the call centre line you will need to answer a security question for verification purposes. Support staff can only reset a PIN if the status of the on-line voting system reads ‘not voted’.

Kingston is having a referendum on Ranked Ballot Voting

In the 2018 municipal election, a referendum question will be included on the ballot asking Kingston voters if they are in favour of using Ranked Ballot Voting to elect the mayor and district  councillors.

View the video to learn more about Ranked Ballot voting and visit the City of Kingston website for more information. (Thanks to the City for an excellent video.)

Are you on the Voters' List?

The key to a quick and easy in-person voting experience is to be on the Voters’ List. If you are on the Voters’ List you will receive your Voter Information Notice (VIN) a few weeks before Voting Day.

Your VIN provides the location of your voting place and your unique Voter Identification Number that will allow you to register and receive a PIN number in order to access internet voting.

For in-person voting, you simply bring your VIN and appropriate identification to your voting place and you will be issued your ballot.

Not sure if you are on
the Voters’ List?

Advance Voting Day Saturday, Oct. 13 Lakeside

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School
20 Cranbrook Street

Voting Day Monday, Oct. 22 Lakeside

Frontenac Secondary School – 1789 Bath Road
St. Andrew’s by the Lake Church – 1 Redden Street

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