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Voter FAQs

The Office of the Clerk/Returning Officer is here to provide assistance with helping you identify ‘where to look’ if you have question about voting in the upcoming election. You can email us at [email protected] or call us at (613) 338-2811 ext. 211 or 277.

Your question might have already been asked by someone else. Here is a list of common Voter Questions.

Am I eligible to Vote?

You can vote if you are: (1) A Canadian citizen; and (2) At least 18 years old; and (3) A resident in Hastings Highlands; or A non-resident of Hastings Highlands, but you or your spouse own or rent property in the Municipality; and Are not prohibited from voting under any law

You may only vote once in the Hastings Highlands Municipal Election regardless of how many properties you own or rent within the city. If you live in the city and own or rent more than one property, you must vote in the ward where you live. You may also vote in multiple Municipal Elections if you own property outside of Hastings Highlands.

Am I on the Voters’ List?

As of September 1, 2022 all electors should ensure that their names and relevant information are on the Voters’ List. You can do this by contacting the Municipal Office at (613) 338-2811 ext. 277.

Will there be any paper ballots available for this election?

No paper ballots are needed. Hastings Highlands is again using the alternative vote method of Internet-Telephone Voting for the 2022 Municipal Election. This will be the municipality’s second paperless-ballot election. This has been selected as the option for electors to ensure that all electors (whether those that live in Hastings Highlands, or elsewhere) get an equal opportunity to vote, and to ensure safety for all electors.

When will I receive a Voting PIN Letter?

You should receive a Voting PIN Letter in the mail in late September, early October. If you have not received one by the time when voting opens, contact the Elections Office. 

Will there be Advanced Voting?

Technically, our entire election is advance voting. You will have Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 10:00am to Monday, October 24, 2022 at 8pm. Electors may cast their electronic and telephone votes anytime of the day during the voting period.