Know Your Rights

Do you know your rights related to voting?

Elections across Ontario require accessibility.

  • Voting stations must be accessible
  • If you go to a candidates meeting, or you want to meet a candidate who’s running in an election, access is required
  • Organizers of all candidates meetings, election campaign activities and election polls are legally responsible to provide accommodations for Deaf, hard of hearing, deafened and orally deaf people.

Often people are faced with barriers when trying to meet with candidates or access debates because the accommodation is not provided.

Accommodations include:

  • ASL-English interpretation
  • Captioning

It is critical to self-advocate prior to going to the polls, or prior to attending a debate. Check with organizers about accessibility, either ASL interpreting or captioning before you attend.

It’s your choice to go vote, and your vote makes a difference.