Mississauga: skip the lines on Election Day – advance polls open tomorrow, October 7!
Advance polling locations will be open October 7 to 9 at Mississauga City Hall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., as well as October 13 to 16 at voting locations across the city.
Eligible voters can vote at any poling location during the advance polls. Voting wait times at each location will be available online on the Mississauga Votes website, making it even easier to select a voting location. “Advance polls allow voters to pick a time and place that is convenient for them to vote,” said Diana Rusnov, Legislative Services Manager. “They can use our online tool to find the poling location nearest to them with the shortest wait.”
To speed up the voting process, voters are encouraged to verify their voter information or register to vote online, or bring their Voter Notification Card with the correct information. Valid government-issued photo identification is also required.
In 2022, Election Day falls on October 24, the same day as Diwali. The Ontario Elections Act dictates municipal elections must be held on the fourth Monday of October, but advance polling offers additional opportunities to vote without interrupting Diwali celebrations.
“If you celebrate Diwali, we encourage you to take advantage of advance polls,” said Rusnov. “Cast your vote early so you can spend the 24 celebrating with loved ones.”
Interested voters can find advance polling dates, times and locations online at MississaugaVotes.ca.