As part of the City’s COVID-19 response, Elections Offices are closed to in-person visits with exceptions under the Municipal Elections Act. Stay up-to-date on changes to City services by visiting toronto.ca/covid19.
To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, Mail-in Voting will be available as an alternative option to in-person voting. This service will be available to all eligible voters in Ward 22 Scarborough-Agincourt beginning December 2.
Toronto Elections has consulted with Toronto Public Health and our Occupational Health and Safety team to develop the following best practices to keep the voting places safe for voters and staff:
DO NOT come to our office or the voting place if you are experiencing any COVID-19 related symptoms.
You may only vote once in the Ward 22 By-election regardless of how many voting opportunities or options are available. You may only vote once in the Ward 22 Scarborough-Agincourt by-election regardless of how many properties you own or rent within Ward 22.
There are four days of in-person voting:
Friday, January 15, 2021
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
|Friday January 8, 2021||10 a.m. to 6 p.m.|
|Saturday, January 9, 2021||10 a.m. to 6 p.m.|
|Sunday, January 10, 2021||10 a.m. to 6 p.m.|
You can find your assigned voting place(s) on your voter information card or by using MyVote starting December 2.
To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, Mail-in Voting will be available as an alternative option to in-person voting. This service will be available to all eligible voters in Ward 22 beginning December 2.
If you are unable to vote, you may appoint another person (see the Voting Option section below) to vote on your behalf as a Proxy.
You may only vote once in the Ward 22 Scarborough-Agincourt by-election regardless of how many properties you own or rent within Ward 22. You may only vote once regardless of how many voting opportunities or options there are.
You are prohibited from voting on voting day if you are:
One piece of identification (ID) showing your name and qualifying Ward 22 Scarborough-Agincourt address is needed when you go to vote.
Learn more about Ontario regulation 304/13 for voter identification under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 as amended.
The voters’ list is a list of eligible electors in the City of Toronto. The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is responsible for preparing the preliminary list of electors for each municipality and school board in Ontario. It is MPAC’s Municipal Property Assessment database of property owners and tenants that is used to prepare this preliminary list, which aids in the preparation of the final voters’ list for Election Day.
From now until November 23 you can check, change or add your name using MPAC’s online tool VoterLookup.ca which will add your name to the voters’ list for the 2021 By-election: Councillor Ward 22 Scarborough-Agincourt.
The next opportunity to check, change or add your voter information will be when the Revision Period starts on December 2. On that date you can use the City’s online tool MyVote get on the voters’ list for the 2021 By-election: Councillor Ward 22 Scarborough-Agincourt. Through MyVote you will also have the option to apply for Mail-in Voting.
Mail-in Voting will be available as an alternative option to in-person voting. This service will be available to all eligible voters in Ward 22 beginning December 2.
If you are unable to vote for any reason on any of the available voting days either in-person or through Mail-in Voting, you may appoint another eligible elector to vote on your behalf.
Beginning December 2, you can request a Voting Proxy Application.
If you are physically unable to go inside the voting place, you can request to have your ballot brought to your vehicle, outside of the building or to another area within the voting place. A friend or support person will need to go inside the voting place to let the election officials know that you require curbside voting.
Where a voting place is situated in a multi-residential building, the boundaries do not include any residences on the property.
This is not a drive-through voting option and is limited to those who are not able to enter the voting place due to barriers of unreasonable difficulty, injury or disability. We recommend the Mail-In voting option to cast your ballot.
The Voter Assist Terminal (VAT) is a ballot-marking device that allows voters with disabilities and other special needs to mark their ballot privately and independently. The features include a touch screen, an audio component, a Braille key pad, a Sip/Puff tube device, a Rocker Paddle/Foot Switch and zoom features to adjust font sizes and colour contrast.
If you require the use of a Voter Assist Terminal (VAT) and one is not located at your designated voting place, you can use the designated VAT voting place on Election Day.
If you require assistance at the voting place you may bring a friend along to help or you may ask an election official for assistance. Your friend may go behind the voting screen with you however they must make an oral declaration first.
There are several ways to arrive at a voting place:
If you require assistance in another language:
Voting hours on election day are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
You are entitled to three hours in which to vote on voting day. This does not mean you can take three hours off work. It means you’re allowed to be absent to give yourself three hours of voting time.
Typically this is at the start or end of your working hours. For example, if your working hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., you are entitled to leave one hour early so that you would have from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. to vote.
Your employer may decide when it would be most convenient for you to be absent in order to vote. For example, if you work from noon to 6 p.m. your employer may decide that you should come in at 1 p.m., rather than leave work at 5 p.m.
If any of the additional voting options do not work for you, email email@example.com or call 311.