How to Vote Online

New to online voting? No problem.

Online voting helps increase the convenience and accessibility of electoral participation, allowing voters to cast their ballots from anywhere, on any internet-connected device.

We're here to help!

Watch this video to get step-by-step instructions on how to vote online in the 2022 Markham Municipal Election from October 14 to 24.

Get ready to vote

Our Voter Checklist will help you make sure you’re ready to vote in the 2022 Markham Municipal Election.

Our online voting website works best with:

These devices (with a recent software update):

  • Windows PCs (laptops and desktops) from 2015 or later
    • Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, LG, Samsung, Toshiba
  • iMacs from 2016 or later
  • MacBooks from 2017 or later
  • iPads from 2013 or later
    • iPad 5 to 9
    • iPad Mini 3 to 6
    • iPad Air 2 to 5
    • iPad Pro 1 to 5
  • iPhones from 2016 or later
    • iPhone 7 to 13, SE, X, XS, XR
  • Android smartphones and tablets from 2018 or later
    • Samsung, Google, LG

With these browsers (latest versions):

  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Firefox
  • Safari

Our online voting website won’t work with:

These devices:

  • Blackberry smartphones or tablets
  • Amazon Fire tablets

Or these browsers:

  • Internet Explorer
  • Amazon Silk
  • Opera (or Opera Mini)

What devices can I use to vote online?

You can vote online from any computer, tablet or smartphone with access to the internet. Make sure you have the most recent version of your internet browser downloaded to your device.

 

Can I share my Online Voting PIN?

Voters should never share their Online Voting PIN – it’s personal and no one should ever ask you for it. Learn more about the Do's and Don'ts of online voting.

 

What do I do if my online voting session times out?

You have 20 minutes to submit your online ballot. If your session times out, your ballot has not been submitted, and you will need to restart the voting process from the beginning. You can log in to the system any time between 10 AM on October 14 and 8 PM on October 24, 2022. Your vote will not be submitted until you complete the entire ballot and click “Submit Ballot.”

 

If I log in to the voting system, but I do not want to submit my ballot, can I exit the system and do it later? 

Yes, as long as you have not clicked “Submit Ballot.” If you exit your online voting session before you submit your ballot, you can log in again before 8 PM EDT on October 24 and restart the voting process from the beginning.

 

Can anyone tell how I voted if they know my Online Voting PIN?

No. The system does not track how an Online Voting PIN has voted, only that the PIN has been used to submit a ballot.

 

How can I verify that I am accessing the actual voting system and not a fake site?

When accessing the voting website, HTTPS and an image of a padlock will appear in the search bar, confirming a secure connection.

If you get a message indicating that the site's digital certificate does not match the address where it connects to (or a similar message), you may be accessing a fake site. If this happens, please call the Voter Helpline immediately at 905.477.7000 x8683 (VOTE).

Elections Markham
Markham Civic Centre
101 Town Centre Boulevard
Markham, Ontario, L3R 9W3
905.477.7000 x8683 (VOTE)
vote@markham.ca

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