Voter Information

Can I Vote?

YES you can vote if you are…

  • A Canadian citizen
  • 18 years of age on election day
  • Ordinarily a resident of Mount Pearl 30 days prior to election day

However, if you have recently…

  • Moved to or within the City
  • Turned 18 years of age
  • Changed your name

Your name may not appear correctly on the voters list. To change or add your name to the list, please call 748-1146.

Why Vote?

Think about some of the services your municipal government is responsible for providing.

Roads. Public transit. Local policing. Clean drinking water. Sewer treatment. Parks. Recreation. Fire protection. Snow clearing. Garbage disposal. Street lights. Animal control.

The act of voting is at the heart of democracy. It helps choose the leaders of the government who will deliver these services to you and who will decide the level of service you get. Voting connects citizens. By taking part in an election, you help our democracy work. By not voting, you break the connection between individual citizens and their community. Voting is a tool to make the world more like the place you want it to be.

Advance Poll

An advance poll will be held on September 16, 2017, between 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Mount Pearl City Hall.

Voting By Proxy

If you are unable to vote on Election Day or at the Advance Poll, you may vote by proxy.

Electors can appoint a proxy voter to vote on their behalf. To appoint a proxy voter, an elector must first apply to the returning officer. To qualify, the elector must be on the voters’ list, and must complete an application form. Once an elector has appointed a proxy voter, the elector CANNOT vote in person, unless the proxy vote is cancelled. For further information, contact the election office at 748-1146. A proxy vote cannot be used at an advance poll. It can only be used on election day.

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