The City of Kitchener has compiled a comprehensive list of resources for voters, and this information can be found here.
Additionally, the provincial government has prepared a 2022 Voters' Guide.
If you can't find the information you're looking for, try the FAQ below or contact the campaign
and we'll be more than happy to assist you!
Why should I vote?
You should vote to have a say in the future direction of our city. If you feel we aren't doing enough to obtain affordable housing for everyone, that we need to develop our neighbourhoods in more sustainable directions, that we are woefully unprepared for climate change, that our homeless population deserve better treatment than we currently offer, Vote - and Vote for Lana.
When is the Election?
The election day is on Monday, October 24, 2022. However, you can vote either on Election Day itself (from 10 am–8 pm) or in the advanced polls (11 am–7 pm on October 12–15).
Am I eligible to Vote?
For full information on voter eligibility, please visit the City of Kitchener website. You may vote if you are:
- A Canadian Citizen
- Normally reside (or own property in) Kitchener
- Are 18 years of age or older
- Are not otherwise prohibited from voting
Note that in order to Vote, your name must also appear on the Voters' List. To add your name to the Voters' List after Sept. 1, you must make an appointment at City Hall to meet with the City Clerk. Otherwise, you can fill out a form on Election Day or one of the Advanced Voting days to have your name added to the list.
What ward do I live in?
When can I Vote?
You can vote either on Election Day (10 am–8 pm on October 24) or in the advanced polls (11 am–7 pm on October 12–15).
If you require assistance getting to your polling station, please Contact my campaign.
Where do I Vote in Ward 10?
Vote before Election Day on:
On an advanced voting day, you can vote at any of these locations:
On October 24 between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m., you can vote at any of these locations:
Am I registered to Vote?
To check if you are on the Voters' list, visit this website.
Your name must appear on the Voters' list in order to vote. You can register at the above link up until September 1. After September 1, you must apply to the municipal clerk to amend your name to the Voters' list in person at City Hall (200 King St W, Kitchener). Otherwise, you can add your name to the Voters' List on an Advanced Voting day or on Election Day by filling out a form.
What identification do I need to Vote?
The document you use must include your name and civic address, such as, but not limited to, an Ontario ID card, a driver's licence, hydro bill, credit card statement, or rental agreement.
A list of acceptable identification documents can be found here.
Please note that a passport is not a valid document, since you write your own address inside your passport.
Are Voting locations accessible to people with disabilities?
What if I am homeless?
If you are otherwise eligible to vote but do not have a civic address, you can still vote! The process is slightly more complicated, but I encourage you to reach out to support workers you may know, or contact my campaign for assistance in registering to vote. Groups that may be able to help you register include:
- The House of Friendship
- St. John's Kitchen
- Reaching our Outdoor Friends (ROOF)
-Ray of Hope
Full information on how to Vote while unhoused can be found at the City of Kitchener website.
This land acknowledgement is necessary because the the history of Canada as a country was, and is, oppressive. Our region comprises what is known as the "Haldimand tract", a parcel of land surrounding the Grand River, six miles on either side, that was "given" to the Indigenous Haudenosaunee people via treaty in 1784 by those who thought they "owned" the land through violence and oppression of the Native people. This land was colonised, immorally and unjustly, by oppression of our fellow humans through destruction and devaluation of their way of life. Systems of oppression were put in place over many years and these systems have benefitted people like myself while disadvantaging Indigenous people. These systems mean that Indigenous people end up comprising 0.5 percent of the population of Toronto, but end being 15% of the city's homeless population; that 0.78 percent of the general population in cities will experience homelessness, while nearly seven percent of Aboriginal city dwellers will at some point be homeless; it means that Indigenous students face many hardships and barriers to their education, leading to, and compounded by, poor high school graduation rates; the United Nations has called the living conditions in many Native communities "abhorrent"; the residential school system operated by the Canadian government literally ripped children from their parents, abused, and in many cases murdered them and buried them in unmarked graves which are still being found to this day. The systems of oppression we have created must be torn down; a large part of doing that is to return oversight of the land that was not ours to take nor give away.