Vote 2022: Here is what it’s worthwhile to know earlier than you head to the polls in Guelph

Voters will head to the polls today, June 2, to vote in the 2022 provincial election. Here’s what you need to know in the Guelph riding.

HOW TO VOTE

On election day, voters will have 12 hours to cast their ballot at polling stations across their riding. Polls open at 9 am on Thursday and will close at 9 pm

Registered voters should have received a voter information card in the mail. The card indicates when and where someone can vote. In order to be eligible to vote in a provincial election, the person must be a Canadian citizen, a resident of Ontario and at least 18 years of age on election day.

Those on the Elections Ontario permanent voters list should have received a voter information card in the mail between May 12 and 20; those going to vote are asked to bring this, along with ID, to their polling station.

For a full list of acceptable identification, click here.

Didn’t receive a voter information card? Not a problem. Voters can register at their assigned polling station on election day. Polling stations can be found online at elections.on.ca.

WHO ARE THE CANDIDATES?

Communist—Juanita Burnett

Green—Mike Schreiner

Liberal—Raechelle Devereaux

NDP—James Parr

New Blue—Will Lomker

None of the Above — Paul Taylor

Progressive Conservatives—Peter McSherry

ABOUT THE RIDING

The Guelph riding mirrors Guelph city limits, making matters much easier for the cartographically minded. According to Elections Ontario, the 88-square-kilometre riding has a population of 131,790, based on 2016 census data.

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