Voter Identification Number (VIN) cards are being mailed this week to Chatham-Kent residents who have registered or are on the voter’s list.

The cards contain each eligible elector’s name and address and are used during online voting, advance polls and on Election Day.

Electors should check to make sure the information on the cards is correct.

If it isn’t, they need to complete and sign an EL 15 (Application to Amend the Voter’s List) that is available on the municipal website or at any municipal service centre.

The completed forms need to be returned, in-person to the service centre, accompanied by ID.

Election staff will process changes and provide an updated VIN card.

Updated VIN cards can be issued through email, however, any new VIN card applications must be done in person for voter identity verification purposes.

Anyone who does not receive a VIN card by September 28 should visit their closest municipal centre and complete the EL15 form to have one issued.

Online voting begins October 1 at 10 a.m. and ends October 14 at 10 p.m.

Advance polls will be held October 11, 12 and 13 – times and locations can be found online at

Election Day is Monday, October 22, 2018, with polls being open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.