Are you ready for election day?

Ottawa’s municipal election will take place on Monday, October 24, 2022. Voters will elect their mayor, city councilor, and school board trustee. Ensure you have a voice in the upcoming election. Here are the steps you need to take to be certain you will be able to cast your ballot for an OCSB Trustee.

Check your school support

In order to vote for an OCSB trustee, you must be listed as a separate school board supporter. You can verify that your school support is directed to the “English Separate School Board” in one of three ways:

  1. Use the City of Ottawa’s Am I on the Voters’ List? tool; or
  2. Check the voter notification letter that was mailed to all eligible voters at the end of August; or
  3. Check your property tax bill (mailed out to all residents between April and August). The assessment section of your tax bill should have “ES” written in the Tax Class field.

Direct your school support

If your school support designation is not listed as English Separate School Board, and you wish to change it, you can.

To change your school preference before the October 24 election:

Before Friday, September 16, 2022, at 4:30 pm — update your information online through the City of Ottawa’s Am I on the Voters’ List? tool.

After September 16 — download and bring the completed Application to Add or Amend My Information on the Voters’ List form to your voting place. The form will also be available at all voting places on voting days.

Any changes to school support made to the voter’s list are for electoral purposes only. To make the change permanent, complete the Application for the Direction of School Support form and scan and email it to or mail it to:

OCSB Admissions

570 West Hunt Club Road

Nepean, ON K2G 3R4

Check your ward and make your choice

Find out more about the candidates in your Ward and decide who you want to support. Be aware that the City of Ottawa will have new ward boundaries for this election. There will be one new ward and new names for six existing wards, so it’s important to do your homework before election day to ensure you know which candidates are running in your ward. Find out using the City’s Who is running in my ward? tool.

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