• Somerset Ward (Ward 14) is Ottawa's smallest and most dense ward. Its borders are the Ottawa River, the Rideau Canal, the Queensway, the Trillium Line, and Carling Avenue to Lebreton Street South. To see if you reside in the ward, please consult the official ward map here

  • A person is entitled to vote in Ottawa’s municipal election if they are a qualified elector. That means, on voting day, you must be:

    • a resident of the City of Ottawa, or an owner or tenant of land in the City, or the spouse of such an owner or tenant;
    • a Canadian citizen;
    • at least 18 years old; and
    • not prohibited from voting by law.
  • Register To Vote

    You can confirm if you are on the preliminary list of electors for the Ottawa municipal election on October 24, 2022, by confirming your information using the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) registration tool VoterLookup.ca. You can confirm or update your electoral information, or add an elector name to an address. 

    Check to See if You Are On the City of Ottawa’s Voters List 

    Voter notification letters will be mailed to all eligible electors that appear on the Voters List the week of Monday, August 29, 2022. 

    From Thursday, September 1 to Friday, September 16, 2022, you can verify and amend your information by using the online “Am I on the Voters’ List?” tool on the City of Ottawa Elections website

    If you cannot use the online tool, you can also verify your information by 

    • Calling 311; or
    • Calling the Elections Ottawa Office at 613-580-2660

    The deadline to make an application to add or amend your information to the Voters List is Monday, October 24, 2022. 

    Ways to Vote

    There are 3 ways to vote in the upcoming Ottawa municipal election on Monday, October 24, 2022: 

    • Voting in-person on Special Advance Vote Days, Advance Vote Days, and on Voting Days
    • Voting by special mail-in ballot 
    • Voting by proxy in Special Advance Vote Days, Advance Vote Days, and on Voting Days
  • There are several voting opportunities to cast your ballot in person:

    Special Advance Vote Days: Saturday, September 24 to Tuesday, September 27, 2022 (10 am to 8 pm)

    Advance Vote Day 1: Friday, October 7, 2022 (10 am to 8 pm)

    Advance Vote Day 2: Friday, October 14, 2022 (10 am to 8 pm)

    Voting Day: Monday, October 24, 2022 (10 am to 8 pm)

     

  • There are a total of 7 in-person voting days, so you have plenty of opportunities to cast your ballot and make your voice heard! 


    Special Advance Vote Days

    Special Advance Vote Days will take place from Saturday, September 24 to Tuesday, September 27, 2022. These Special Advance voting places will be open from 10am to 8pm.

    During these Special Advance Vote Days, voting places will offer “anywhere voting” which allows electors to attend any of the nine voting place locations across the City of Ottawa, regardless of their address. 

    Advance Vote Days

    Advance Vote Days will take place on Friday, October 7 and Friday October 14, 2022. Voting places will be open from 10 am to 8 pm. On these voting days, electors will have the opportunity to vote in their wards at their assigned voting location. 

    Voting Day

    Voting day is Monday, October 24, 2022. On this day, electors will have the opportunity to vote in their wards at their assigned voting place from 10 am to 8 pm. 

    For more information, please visit the City of Ottawa Elections website

  • Vote By Mail

    If you are unable to make it to a voting place or feel uncomfortable about voting in person, electors can apply to vote by special mail-in ballot. 

    Any eligible elector can request a special mail-in ballot from the City of Ottawa Elections Office between Thursday, September 1, 2022 and Friday, September 16, 2022

    To request a special mail-in ballot:

    • Use the Application for special mail-in ballot tool, or 
    • Complete an Application for Special Mail-in Ballot form and submit by mail or email. 

    An elector’s name must appear on or be added to the Voters’ List in order to apply and receive a special mail-in ballot. Electors can verify if their name appears on the Voters’ List by using the "Am I on the voters’ list?" tool from Thursday, September 1, 2022, and end on Friday, September 16, 2022 at 4:30 pm.

    Once an application is reviewed and accepted, the Elections Office will send a Special Ballot Voter Kit, which will include instructions on how to vote, a voter declaration form, a ballot, a ballot secrecy envelope, and a prepaid return envelope to the applicant by mail following the close of the application period. Electors can expect to receive their special mail-in ballot kit during the week of Monday, September 26, 2022, which provides electors nearly one month to fill out and return their special mail-in ballot.

    Completed special ballots must be received at the Elections Office or Client Service Centers by 4:30 pm on Monday, October 24, 2022, in order to be counted. Any special ballots received after 4:30 pm will not be counted.

    For more information, please see the City of Ottawa Elections Office website

  • Vote By Proxy

    If you are unable to make it to a voting place during voting opportunities or feel uncomfortable about voting in person, you can also vote by proxy. 

    A proxy is someone that can go to the voting place and cast a ballot on someone else’s behalf. A proxy must be an eligible elector and can still cast their own ballot.

    A proxy can vote for only one other person unless they are representing members of their own family. A proxy appointed for a person who is not a family member can act as the proxy for this one person only. A person cannot be appointed as a proxy for a non-family member and a family member at the same time.

    How to appoint a proxy

    Electors can appoint a proxy from Thursday, September 1, 2022, until Monday, October 24, 2022.

    To appoint a proxy, the elector and the person you want to appoint must fill out two copies of the Appointment for Voting Proxy - Form 3. The individual that has been appointed must take the completed forms to the Elections Office, or any Client Service Centre during regular business hours, and have it certified by City staff.

    Information required by proxy at voting place

    Once the completed forms have been certified, the individual that has been appointed as a proxy is required to provide the following:

    Deadline for appointing a proxy

    All voting proxies must be appointed by 4:30 pm on Voting Day, Monday, October 24, 2022.

    Appointment for Voting Proxy - Form 3 can be filed at the Elections Office or any Client Service Centre during regular business hours.

    • On September 24 and 25, 2022 (Advance Voting Days), Client Service Centres will be open from noon to 5 pm allowing voting proxy applications to be presented.
    • On September 26 and 27, October 7, and October 14, 2022 (Advance Voting Days), Client Service Centres will be open from 8:30 am to 5 pm allowing voting proxy applications to be presented.

    For more information, please see the City of Ottawa Elections Office website. 

  • Stuart needs your support to become the next councillor for Somerset Ward! There are many different ways to show your support: