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Check your mailbox for your voter information

Voter Information Letters have been mailed out to Greater Sudbury’s eligible voters

Check your mailbox, Sudbury, everything you need to know to cast your vote should be there, and if it isn’t, you options.

With online voting beginning Oct. 14, Voter Information Letters (VILs) for the 2022 municipal and school board election are currently arriving in mailboxes, the city said in a news release.

The VIL contains important information that includes:

  • Your elector details (name, address, ward and school board designation)
  • List of in-person voting dates, times and locations
  • Credentials and link for accessing the online voting system
  • Identification requirements for voting

If you are eligible to vote but don’t receive a letter by Oct. 11, you may not be on the voters’ list, or your mailing address may have been incorrect. You also won’t receive one in the mail if you updated your voter information after Sept. 12.

You have two options to get your VIL so that you can vote:

  • Visit a Voter Registration Centre up until the close of voting on Election Day to have a new or replacement VIL issued to you; or
  • Visit any in-person voting location on Election Day (Oct. 24) or an advance voting day (Oct. 15 or 22) to check your information on the voters’ list and make any updates.

Greater Sudbury Citizen Service Centres and public library branches (full list here) are designated as Voter Registration Centres during their regular operating hours until Oct. 24.

“In some instances, a voter may receive more than one VIL,” the city said. “If that happens, keep the letter that most accurately matches your identification.”

The duplicate(s) should be either disposed of, marked “Duplicate – return to sender” and dropped in a Canada Post mailbox, or taken to any Voter Registration Centre.

“It is a violation of the Municipal Election Act to vote more than once in an election, and could result in fines or jail time,” the city reminded in the news release.

You have two options to cast your ballot: online or in person.

You can vote online on any computer, tablet or smartphone, between 10 a.m. Oct. 14 and 8 p.m. Oct. 24.

If you prefer to cast a paper ballot, you can do so at any voting location between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Oct. 24, election day. 

Advance paper ballot voting will also be available at three locations from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 15 and again Oct. 22.