Election Voting Methods

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Consultation has concluded

Consultation has concluded. Thank you to everyone for taking the time to provide their feedback!


We want to hear from you about how you want to vote in the 2022 Municipal and School Board Election!

The City of Niagara Falls has launched a public survey to gain feedback regarding the preferred method(s) of voting for the 2022 Municipal and School Board Election. The City is considering voting methods that allow a voter to cast their ballot through methods such as vote by mail, vote by phone, and internet voting. Regardless of the type of voting method, all methods are required under the Municipal Election Act to maintain individual vote secrecy, be accessible to all voters and ensure that all voters and candidates are treated fairly and consistently.

In our survey, we will ask you about your opinion on different voting methods. Please read the following description of each one:

  1. Traditional In-Person Paper Voting
    Voters physically attend a polling station on Election Day to cast their ballot.

  2. In-Person Advanced Polls
    Voters physically attend a polling station in advance of Election Day. Any eligible elector may cast a ballot at any Advanced Poll location.

  3. Vote by Mail
    Voters receive a ballot package in the mail with instructions. Voters complete a declaration form, fill out their ballot, and return the contents in the included pre-paid return envelope.

  4. Telephone Voting
    Voters will receive an information letter that includes instructions on how to vote. Voters call the attached phone number and enter their unique ID and PIN that they have received. Once confirmed, voters hear an audio version of the ballot to cast their vote.

  5. Internet Voting
    Voters receive an information letter that provides them with a unique voter ID and PIN that are used to vote online via a secure voting website. Once signed in, the voter makes their selection(s) and casts their ballot.

Your feedback will help us make voting easier for residents and ensure flexibility for any future COVID-19 restrictions.

Consultation has concluded. Thank you to everyone for taking the time to provide their feedback!


We want to hear from you about how you want to vote in the 2022 Municipal and School Board Election!

The City of Niagara Falls has launched a public survey to gain feedback regarding the preferred method(s) of voting for the 2022 Municipal and School Board Election. The City is considering voting methods that allow a voter to cast their ballot through methods such as vote by mail, vote by phone, and internet voting. Regardless of the type of voting method, all methods are required under the Municipal Election Act to maintain individual vote secrecy, be accessible to all voters and ensure that all voters and candidates are treated fairly and consistently.

In our survey, we will ask you about your opinion on different voting methods. Please read the following description of each one:

  1. Traditional In-Person Paper Voting
    Voters physically attend a polling station on Election Day to cast their ballot.

  2. In-Person Advanced Polls
    Voters physically attend a polling station in advance of Election Day. Any eligible elector may cast a ballot at any Advanced Poll location.

  3. Vote by Mail
    Voters receive a ballot package in the mail with instructions. Voters complete a declaration form, fill out their ballot, and return the contents in the included pre-paid return envelope.

  4. Telephone Voting
    Voters will receive an information letter that includes instructions on how to vote. Voters call the attached phone number and enter their unique ID and PIN that they have received. Once confirmed, voters hear an audio version of the ballot to cast their vote.

  5. Internet Voting
    Voters receive an information letter that provides them with a unique voter ID and PIN that are used to vote online via a secure voting website. Once signed in, the voter makes their selection(s) and casts their ballot.

Your feedback will help us make voting easier for residents and ensure flexibility for any future COVID-19 restrictions.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

Your feedback will help us make voting easier for residents and ensure flexibility for any future COVID-19 restrictions. To have your say, you can complete the short online survey or submit your feedback to the project team by March 1, 2022.

Online Survey | Complete the Election Voting Methods survey now!
Comment Box | Share a comment with our project team through the form below.

Please note that information will be collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, please note all comments will become part of the public record.