Ready, set, vote! Everything you need to know to cast your ballot and find results during the 2022 Municipal Elections

It’s time to cast your ballot! On Oct. 24, Kingston will elect its next Mayor, District Councillors, and School Board Trustees. Voting in the 2022 Municipal Elections is YOUR opportunity to shape the future of our community. 

Stay informed on Voting Day

On Voting Day, tune into the City’s YouTube channel to watch a hosted livestream and receive updates and information about voting locations, how to cast your ballot and unofficial election results. Livestream broadcasting will begin at 10 a.m., Monday, Oct. 24.

Make your voting experience as smooth as possible

Follow the steps below to cast your ballot.

  • Confirm you are registered to vote. All eligible voters must be on the Voters List to cast their ballot. Confirm your information at CityofKingston.ca/Vote
  • Cast your ballot online, in advance or on Voting Day.

Online voting (Oct. 5 - 24) 

Online voting is available until 8 p.m. on Voting Day, Monday, Oct. 24. The deadline to register for online voting is 5 p.m. on Oct. 24. Your Voter Information Notice will contain your unique Voter Identification Number and instructions on how to obtain a PIN to access online voting.  

Voting Day (Oct. 24)  

Voters must cast their ballot at a voting location in their district on Voting Day. Voting locations are open from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. 

Voter Information Notice

If you can’t find or didn’t receive a Voter Information Notice, you can still vote! Bring appropriate ID showing proof of address to your designated voting location.

Accessible voting 

All voting locations on advance voting days and Voting Day offer electors the opportunity to use accessible voting equipment to cast their ballot privately and independently. 

Free transit on Voting Day 

Kingston Transit and Kingston Access Bus will offer free transit to electors on Voting Day during voting place hours. You must show your Voter Information Notice when you board the bus. Free transportation on Kingston Access Bus will be for registered users of that service only and when reserving their transportation, the elector will have to identify their voting destination.

Watching results

Screenshot of Kingston Votes livestream with broadcast host JC Kenny

Members of the community can watch the results of the election in three ways:

  • Watch the City’s YouTube channel, with livestream updates throughout the evening. The livestream will be close captioned.
  • Go to CityofKingston.ca where real-time unofficial results will be available after voting locations close.
  • Visit Memorial Hall in City Hall in person, where real-time unofficial results will be displayed after voting locations close.
  • Subscribe to News Releases for official results

Simplified online experience

We expect to receive significantly more visitors than usual to the City’s website on Monday, Oct. 24, due to the Municipal Elections. To keep the experience as smooth as possible as residents cast their ballot and await results, beginning at 7:50 p.m. on Monday we will temporarily simplify what is available on CityofKingston.ca. You will be able to view unofficial elections results after voting locations close, submit service requests, and link to the City’s Twitter feed and YouTube channels where regular updates will be shared.

The full website will be restored later Monday evening. If you have questions or need help with a City service during that time, our Customer Experience agents will be available until 8:30 p.m. and can be reached by phone at 613-546-0000.