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City Council has directed the Clerk to hold a by-election for filling the vacancy of Councillor Ward 22 Scarborough-Agincourt. The by-election will be held on Friday, January 15, 2021 with the opportunity of Advance Voting on January 8 to 10, 2021.

 

2020 Key Dates

Information for Candidates & Third Party Advertisers

Thursday, October 29
  • First day for candidates to file a nomination paper for the office Councillor, Ward 22 Scarborough-Agincourt
  • Campaign period begins once a nomination paper is filed
  • Preliminary spending limit and other legislative documentation provided to candidates on the day they file their nomination paper
Thursday, October 29
  • First day for third party advertisers to file a registration form for the by-election
  • Campaign period starts once the registration form is certified by the City Clerk
  • Once certified, the preliminary spending limit is provided
Wednesday, November 11
  • Remembrance Day – Election Services office closed
Tuesday, December 1
Wednesday, December 2
  • Certification of candidate nomination papers to be completed by 4 p.m.
Wednesday, December 2
  • Through MyCampaign, candidates will be able to access free digital copies of the following:
    • Voters’ list
    • Ward map
    • List of voting places
Wednesday, December 2

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Friday, January 15, 2021

Voters’ list revision period

  • Eligible electors whose name are not on the voters’ list (or whose names are shown incorrectly) may add/correct their information by:
Tuesday, December 8
  • Candidates will receive by email:
    • Final maximum spending limits
    • Final maximum contribution limit (applies to candidates and their spouses)
  • Third Party Advertisers will receive by email the final maximum spending limits
Tuesday, December 15
  • Candidates can view the testing of vote counting equipment at the Toronto Election Services Office at 89 Northline Road
  • Viewing will be between 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Candidates must register in advance by emailing candidateinfo@toronto.ca
Tuesday, December 22

2021 Key Dates

Information for Candidates & Third Party Advertisers

Friday, January 8

to

Sunday, January 10

(Inclusive)

Advance Vote Days                                        

  • Voting takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Electors may vote during Advance Vote days for any reason
  • Advance Vote will be available in two locations in Ward 22
Thursday, January 14
Friday, January 15 Election Day

  • Voting takes place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Monday, January 18
Monday, March 1
  • End of the candidates and third party advertisers campaign period (unless candidate has previously withdrawn their nomination or the candidate or third party advertiser applies to extend their campaign
  • Last day for candidates or third party advertisers to file an Extension of Campaign Period – Form 6 to erase a campaign deficit
  • Candidates or third party advertisers who extend their campaign must file an initial and supplementary financial statement by the legislative deadline dates
  • Last day for City Clerk to provide notice of financial filing requirements and penalties to candidates and third party advertisers
Tuesday, March 30
  • Last day for candidates or third party advertisers to apply to the Superior Court of Justice to extend the deadline to file an initial financial statement
Wednesday, March 31 By 2 p.m.:

  • Last day to file an initial financial statement for reporting period ending March 1, 2021
  • Last day for candidates or third party advertisers to notify City Clerk of filing extension received from the Superior Court of Justice

After 2 p.m.:

  • Start of 30 day ‘grace period’ for filing, during which candidates or third party advertisers can still file an initial financial statement by paying a $500 late filing fee
Friday, April 30 By 2 p.m.:

  • Last day of 30 day ‘grace period’ for filing, during which candidates or third party advertisers can still file an initial financial statement by paying a $500 late filing fee
  • Legislative penalties take effect at 2:01 p.m.
Tuesday, June 29
  • Last day for Toronto electors to request a compliance audit of a candidate or third party advertiser’s initial financial statement
Wednesday, September 1
  • End of supplementary campaign period
  • Last day for City Clerk to provide notice of supplementary filing requirements and penalties to candidates and third party advertisers
Thursday, September 30
  • Last day for candidates or third party advertisers to apply to the Superior Court of Justice to extend the deadline to file a supplementary financial statement
Friday, October 1 By 2 p.m.:

  • Last day to file financial statement for reporting period ending September 1, 2021 – only applies to those who filed a Extension of Campaign Period – Form 6 to extend the campaign period
  • Last day for candidates or third party advertisers to notify City Clerk of filing extension received from the Superior Court of Justice

After 2 p.m.:

  • Start of 30 day ‘grace period’ for filing, during which candidates or third party advertisers can still file a supplementary financial statement by paying a $500 late filing fee
Monday, November 1 By 2 p.m.:

  • Last day of 30 day ‘grace period’ for filing, during which candidates or third party advertisers can still file a supplementary financial statement by paying a $500 late filing fee
  • Legislative penalties take effect at 2:01 p.m.
Thursday, December 30
  • Last day for Toronto electors to request a compliance audit of a candidate or third party advertiser’s supplementary financial statement
Thursday, December 30
  • Last day for contributors to apply for a contribution rebate. All rebate application forms must be received by 4:30 p.m.

2022 Key Dates

Information for Candidates & Third Party Advertisers

Late January
  • Contribution rebate cheques mailed to eligible contributors