Ontario election 2022: Doug Ford's Progressive Conservatives maintain lead ahead of June 2

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Just days away from the Ontario election, Doug Ford is projected to significantly come out on top of the competition.

A poll from Ekos Research, which surveyed 1,017 Ontarians from May 23 to May 25 using High Definition Interactive Voice Response, found that among decided voters the Progressive Conservatives have a seven-point leader over the Liberals, sitting at 33.7 per cent and 26.9 per cent respectively. The Ontario NDPs have 23.8 per cent support, followed by the Green Party with eight per cent support in this poll.

An online survey of 1,455 Ontarians, conducted by the Angus Reid Institute from May 20 to May 25, found that voters intending to vote PC sit at 38 per cent, with 26 per cent intending to vote Liberal and 24 per cent supporting the NDP, with seven per cent support for the provincial Green Party.

An online Leger survey, conducted with 1,503 Ontario residents between May 20 and May 23, found that 38 per cent of respondents are voting for or most likely to vote for the PC party on the June 2 election, with 26 per cent supporting the Liberals, 24 per cent supporting the NDP and six per cent are voting or are mostly likely to vote for the Green Party.

A poll from Innovative Research, conducted online with 500 Ontarians between May 19 and May 23, found that the Progressive Conservatives have the most support at 35 per cent, followed by the Liberals at 30 per cent, NDP at 23 per cent and nine per cent for the Green Party.

TORONTO, ON- MAY 16  -  NDP Leader Andrea Horwath arrives. Supporters and protesters gather outside the TVO offices which will be the site of the Provincial election leaders debate  in Toronto. May 16, 2022.        (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON- MAY 16 - NDP Leader Andrea Horwath arrives. Supporters and protesters gather outside the TVO offices which will be the site of the Provincial election leaders debate in Toronto. May 16, 2022. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

How to vote in the Ontario election

The deadline to register vote by mail has passed in Ontario. If you did receive your voting kit to mail your vote, it must be received by Elections Ontario by 6:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 2. If you applied to vote by mail, you must use that method of voting.

Voters can find all the information of where to vote on their voter information card, which were sent in the mail. Information on each electoral district can be found here.

Anyone without a voter information card can still vote, but need to bring one piece of ID, showing both their name and current residential address, to their location polling station. If you have your voter information card, you need to bring that and one piece of ID showing your name (ex. utility bill, credit/debit card, health card, student card, passport).

Masks do not have to be worn while voting and proof of COVID-19 vaccination will not be checked, but each person will be asked to distance from others. PPE and hand sanitizer will be available, and election officials will be seated behind plexiglass barriers.

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