With experts predicting a tight race, Ontario voters head to the polls Thursday.
If you’re planning to vote, here are some things you should know.
What identification do I need to vote?
If your name is on the voters list, or you have a certificate to vote, there are several pieces of identification you can use to receive a ballot at your local polling station, but the identification must show the name matching your name on the list.
*A birth certificate, old age security card, an Ontario health card (with or without your address) a credit or debit card, or any document issued by the Government of Canada, Ontario, or a municipality in Ontario.
If your name is not on the voters list, you need a certificate to vote, or you need to change your personal information, then you must show one piece of identification that includes both your name and residential address.
*An Ontario driver’s licence, a statement of government benefits, such as a child tax benefit, a bank or credit card statement, or a utility bill.
Who can vote?
You must be 18 years old, and a Canadian citizen, and living in an Ontario electoral district.
What time do I vote on Election Day, June 12?
Ontarians will head to the polls from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., eastern time, when polls close.
Where do I vote?
Elections Ontario has a handy link online, where you can simply plug in your postal code or address to find out where your voting location is.
How were the seats distributed in the legislature before it was dissolved?
The minority Liberals held 48 seats, including Speaker Dave Levac, the Tories had 37, the New Democrats had 21, and there was one vacancy.
Previous provincial election in Ontario:
Oct. 6, 2011.
Ontario’s budget deficit in 2011-12:
Ontario’s budget deficit this past year:
Number of provincial ridings:
Number of parties fielding candidates in this election:
Number of registered candidates running:
Who are the main leaders and their parties?
Kathleen Wynne, Liberals
Tim Hudak, Progressive Conservative
Andrea Horwath, New Democrats
(Mike Schreiner, Green Party of Ontario. Party has never held a seat in the Ontario Legislature)