For the first time, eligible voters for this fall's municipal election can opt to make their virtual mark from anywhere with an internet connection.
The last municipal election in 2018 had seven in-person advance voting dates but with the introduction of online voting for the 2022 Election, that will be reduced to three.
Voting Day is Monday, October 24. Voters will elect North Bay's mayor, city councillors, and school board trustees.
Online voting will begin Thursday, October 13 at 10 a.m. and will remain available until election night, Monday, October 24 at 8:00 p.m. Online voting takes about five minutes. A video tutorial will be posted here with other helpful hints as many voters use this technology to vote for the first time.
Typical steps when voting online are as follows:
- Visit the voting website provided in your Voter Letter by entering the web address into the address bar at the top of your internet browser
- Enter the last 8 digits of your Voter ID number located on the Voter Letter
- Enter your PIN located on the Voter Letter
- Enter your year of birth
- Enter the Captcha challenge (distorted letters and numbers) as shown on the screen
- Follow the prompts through all contests, and complete your ballot by pressing 'Cast Ballot'
To ensure you are on the voters' list, click here. If you do not receive your Voter Letter in the mail by October 11, you will be able to obtain it from the City Clerk's Office at City Hall.
Please note, online voting will not be available at the in-person advance voting locations, which will be held as follows:
- Wednesday, October 12, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. West Ferris Arena, 42 Gertrude St. E.
- Friday, October 14, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Castle Arms II, 480 Olive Street
- Monday, October 17, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Memorial Gardens, 100 Chippewa Street
As required by the Municipal Elections Act, at least 30 days prior to voting day, the council of a local municipality must pass a by-law establishing one or more dates for an advance vote and the hours during which the voting places shall be open.
Tuesday, North Bay City Council authorized a by-law allowing advance votes to be held prior to October 24. This by-law also covers reduced voting hours in various institutions and retirement homes.
On October 24 (Election Day) the following voting times will be made available to residents of chronic care facilities:
- Waters Edge Care Community 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
- North Bay Regional Health Centre (Chronic Care Ward) 10 a.m. to noon
- North Bay Regional Health Centre (Forensic Unit) 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
- Cassellholme Home for the Aged 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
On October 24 (Election Day) the following voting times will be made available to residents of retirement homes:
- Marina Point 10 a.m. to noon
- Empire/Terrace Suites 10 a.m. to noon
- Barclay House 10 a.m. to noon
Prefer to vote in person, on Election Day? Five "Super Polls" with paper ballot voting only will be available to voters on October 24:
- Davedi Club, 313 Airport Rd
- Memorial Gardens, 100 Chippewa St W
- West Ferris Arena, 42 Gertrude St E
- Canadore College (Commerce Court)
- Vincent Massey Public School (Annex)