May 13, 2022

Everything You Need to Know About the Provincial Election on June 2

The provincial election is a chance to have a say on who represents Ontario as Premier. You will be voting for your Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP), who is responsible for various issues that affect everyday life such as: taxes, the economy and affordability, job skills and training, public health, food security and hunger, housing, climate change, childcare, transportation, employment and much more. 

When is Election Day? 

Election day has officially been called for Thursday June 2, 2022. Polling places will be open from 9 A.M. – 9 P.M.  

Am I eligible to vote? 

To vote in an Ontario election, you must be: 

  • At least 18 years of age on election day; 
  • A Canadian Citizen; and 
  • A resident of Ontario.  

To check online if you are registered to vote, or to register, click here

Who is my candidate and what electoral district do I live in? 

The Voter Information Service provided by Elections Ontario gives useful information about your electoral district, including the list of candidates, locations of advance and election day polling places, the address of your local Elections Ontario office and a map of your electoral district. You input your postal code and the system generates the information relevant to you. 

There are four official parties: The Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, the Ontario New Democratic Party, the Ontario Liberal Party, and the Green Party of Ontario.  

All parties have released their election platforms, and you can tune in on any major news outlet to hear what the party leaders have to say about the issues that impact you.  

How can I make an impact? 

To tackle food insecurity, we need government to enact strong policies to tackle the systemic root causes of food insecurity through decent work, affordable housing and a strong social safety net. 

Together, we can show the power of community by voting in the upcoming election on Thursday June 2, 2022! Download our election primer here.

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