Voters in Rideau-Rockcliffe byelection head to the polls Monday to choose from 17 candidates. Monday’s election is limited to residents of Rideau-Rockcliffe – so if you own or rent property in the ward but actually live elsewhere in the city, you can’t cast a ballot.
You can figure out if you’re on the voter’s list by consulting the City of Ottawa’s search tool: https://elections.ottawa.ca/UI/FindName/FindName
If you’re not on the list, don’t fret: you can still apply to be added at the ballot station.
Otherwise, the usual rules apply: voters must be Canadian citizens, at least 18 years old, and not prohibited from voting for legal reasons. Monday’s voting gets underway at 10 a.m. and lasts until 8 p.m.
Voters must also bring one piece of identification containing their name and address. The list of acceptable voting identification is long, but some common examples include:
- An Ontario driver’s licence.
- An Ontario health card.
- A mortgage statement, lease or rental agreement.
- A utility bill for hydro, water, gas, telephone or cable television.
- A credit card or bank account statement.
Image source: The ward boundaries for Rideau-Rockcliffe. (City of Ottawa)