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Vote Local. Vote Queer.
Whether you’re voting age or know people who are, this information hub can help you understand the local context for municipal issues that acutely impact 2SLGBTQIA+ lives in Ottawa.
There is a misconception that queer issues are not on the ballot, especially for a municipal election. In reality, our City Council has immense power and influence over how the day to day lives of Ottawa residents. Policy decisions and funding priorities made by councils and school boards that impact one marginalized community impact us all.
The struggles of disabled, racialized, and low income residents are not separate from those of queer and trans people – they’re one and the same. Through solidarity, advocacy, and action, we can win a safe, affordable, caring, and equitable city for everyone within its boundaries.
ELECTION DAY COUNTDOWN
How do I take action?
After you learn about what issues are on the municipal ballot reach out to your candidates and ask some Queer Questions. If you check out our Action Page you can find your ward and candidate contact information!
How do I find my ward?
There are new Wards and boundaries for the 2022 Municipal Election in Ottawa. Check out our Action Page for more information!
How do I vote?
More information on how to register to vote, where your local voting station will be, and other requirements can be found on Ottawa.ca
This year, the Centre is looking for remote volunteers to help with outreach and promotion of our online programming. If you are interested in volunteering, gaining valuable and marketable skills in such areas as event coordination, fundraising, public speaking, database management, networking, and social media.