It's now October and it's now time to vote !

Over the past 7 months, I have been at over 13,500 doors across Kanata North to talk to you about your aspirations for our community and how the next Councillor can contribute. We have spoken about opportunities and ideas to make a difference - together. We believe in our community as one that celebrates diversity, inclusion that can be strengthened because we will work hard - together. 

From LRT to mosquitos, from cycling to garbage and from the environment to our roads, we have covered a lot of great issues and you have told me that you are excited for change to have a Councillor who will deliver results with a vision and ideas for progress. 

I am grateful to so many of you for having me into your homes, talking to me at your doorsteps, your backyards, at the bus stops and in our parks. I have met so many wonderful neighbours who will remain friends well after the election. 

Kanata North is truly an amazing place to live, work and play. 

I am stepping forward to serve you and deliver results that matter. 

Below you will find voting information for election day on October 22nd. 

Vote - our future as a community depends on your voice, your participation and your engagement. 

Thank you and if you need any assistance with the voting process, #TeamGourlay is here to help. 

Who can vote?

You can vote if, on Voting Day, you are:

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

Election Day:

Monday, October 22
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

What do I need to vote?

All voters will be required to present a prescribed proof of identity such as a drivers’ license, health card, utility bill, or lease or rental statement.You can also complete an application and make a declaration.

View all valid identification

Can students vote?

Yes. If you live in the City of Ottawa temporarily to attend school, you are eligible to vote in both the City of Ottawa and your “home” municipality.

Acceptable identification includes your school transcript, a utility bill or a document showing campus residence. To avoid line-ups on Election Day, we encourage you visit the relevant school department for documentation as soon as possible.

View all valid identification

Voting by proxy

If you are unable to vote on October 22 or on any of the Advance Vote Days, you can appoint a proxy. A proxy is a person who is an eligible voter and whom you trust to vote on your behalf.

Learn more about proxy voting

Am I on the voters list?

It is not required to be on the voters list to vote, as long as you are eligible and have valid identification when you arrive at the polling station.

See if you are registered

Starting September 4, 2018, the voters list is also available for you to review at the City of Ottawa Elections Office (1221 Cyrville Road, Unit B), Ottawa City Hall (110 Laurier Avenue West), and all Client Service Centres until Monday, October 22.


The information provided on this page is offered on a courtesy basis by David Gourlay. In case of any disagreement between the information provided here and that provided by the City of Ottawa, the City of Ottawa’s version is the definitive version.