Check to see if you are on the January 23, 2023 by-election voters’ list and review your information by using MyVote. If you are not on the voters’ list and are eligible to vote, you can add yourself when you go to vote in person on any of the voting days.

 

MyVote has everything to get you started for the January 23 By-election.

Enter your address to:

  • Find out if you are on the voters’ list
  • Check all the candidates who are running
  • Find your ward and map
  • Find out where and when to vote
  • View, download or print your Voter Information Card
  • View a sample of your ballot

Note: continue to check MyVote before you go to vote in person, as voting locations may change. 

MyVote Helpful User Tips and Information

The MyVote web application works best with the latest versions of Chrome, Safari, FireFox and Edge.

Entering Your Address

Make sure when you are entering your address you wait for your address to appear in the dropdown menu. Then select your address and click GO.

Helpful Tips:

  • Keep typing until your address appears in the dropdown – you may have to type the street number or the complete street name to achieve success.
  • You must select your address from the dropdown menu.
  • Wait, it might take a few seconds for the application to recognize your address in the dropdown menu.
  • You might be used to typing your address a certain way and pressing enter before selecting the address from the dropdown menu.
  • If you live in a property with units, and you can’t find yourself on the Voters’ List, try to adjust the value in the Unit field. For example:
    • Try typing “unit” followed by the unit type “PH” and followed by the unit number “1”. For example: “unit PH 1”; or
    • Try typing the unit type “PH”, space, and the unit number “1”. For example: “PH 1”; or
    • Try using spacing between the unit type and unit number. For example: “unit 1”; or
    • Try typing your unit type, for example: unit, suite or PH.
  • If you need further assistance call 416-338-1111 or email elections@toronto.ca 

Your Address Does Not Appear

Sometimes this means that you might be entering an alternative address for your residence. The building could have more than one address, an example of this is: 550 Jarvis and 108 Isabella. Call 416-338-1111 or email elections@toronto.ca if you need assistance with your address or a range address, for example 56-88 Cassandra Blvd.

Reference to Former

The use of “former” is in reference to old municipality names, for example former Toronto, Scarborough, East York, Etobicoke, North York, York.

You can vote for Conseil scolaire Viamonde (Ward 3 – Centre) or Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir (Ward 4 – Toronto Est) if you are:

  • Canadian citizen; and
  • at least 18 years old; and
  • a resident in Conseil scolaire Viamonde (Ward 3 – Centre) or Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir (Ward 4 – Toronto Est); or
  • a non-resident, but you or your spouse own or rent residential property in Conseil scolaire Viamonde (Ward 3 – Centre) or Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir (Ward 4 – Toronto Est); and
  • not prohibited from voting under any law

You may only vote once in the January 23, 2023 by-election regardless of how many properties you own or rent within Conseil scolaire Viamonde (Ward 3 – Centre) or Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir (Ward 4 – Toronto Est).

You may only vote once regardless of how many voting opportunities or options there are.

Eligibility to Vote for a French-Language School Board

To vote for Conseil scolaire Viamonde (Ward 3 – Centre) you must meet both of the following requirements:

  1. You must be a French-language rights holder
  2. You or your spouse must be a French-language public school board supporter

To vote for Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir (Ward 4 – Toronto Est) you must meet all of the following requirements:

  1. You must be a Roman Catholic
  2. You must be a French-language rights holder
  3. You or your spouse must be a French-language separate school board supporter

French-language rights holder is defined in the Education Act, and refers to the right of citizens whose first language is French to receive educational instruction in French.

You can find more information from the Ministry of Education.

Who cannot vote:

Note: If you voted for any other school board trustee (TDSB, TCDSB or different French school board) during the 2022 Toronto Municipal Election, you are not eligible to vote in this January 23, 2023 by-election.

You are prohibited from voting on voting day if you are:

  • serving a sentence of imprisonment in a penal or correctional institution
  • a corporation
  • acting as executor or trustee or in another representative capacity, except as a voting proxy
  • convicted of a corrupt practice described in section 90(3) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996

Eligibility to vote according to 2022 Voters’ Guide – Ontario municipal council and school board elections.

Check to see if you are on the January 23, 2023 by-election voters’ list and review your information by using MyVote. If you are not on the voters’ list, you can add yourself when you go to vote in person on any of the voting days.

You can also check to see if you are on the voters’ list by calling 416-338-1111 or emailing VoterRegistration@toronto.ca.

If you are a qualified voter for this by-election and you are not on the list, you can add yourself:

  • By showing qualifying identification when you go to vote in-person during advance vote or on election day
  • By emailing VoterRegistration@toronto.ca by January 22
  • By calling 416-338-1111, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., by January 22

If your name appears on the voters’ list on MyVote, you can can view, print or download your Voter Information Card to your smartphone.

Being on the voters’ list means that you will receive a voter information card that will make your voting experience faster and more efficient. You don’t need a voter information card to vote.

If you need more information email VoterRegistration@toronto.ca or call 416-338-1111.

Updating Your School Support

Voters will not be able to make changes to their school support for the by-election. If you voted for any other school board trustee (TDSB, TCDSB or different French school board) during the 2022 Toronto Municipal Election, you are not eligible to vote in this January 23, 2023 by-election.

To change your school board designation for Assessment Purposes, please contact your local school board directly to obtain an Application for Direction of School Support form. Visit mpac.ca/schoolsupport

School Board Websites:

Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) and the Voters’ List

The voters’ list is a list of eligible electors in the City of Toronto. The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) Opens in new window 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.

For more information about the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) you can contact them Monday to Friday – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST:

  • Toll Free 1-866-296-6722
  • TTY 1-877-889-6722

One piece of identification (ID) showing your name and qualifying Conseil scolaire Viamonde (Ward 3 – Centre) or Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir (Ward 4 – Toronto Est) address is needed when you go to vote.

  • Ontario issued photo card, driver’s licence or motor vehicle permit (vehicle portion).
  • Cancelled personalized cheque, credit card or bank account statement.
  • Utility bill for hydro, telephone or cable TV, water, gas or a bill from a public utilities commission.
  • Cheque stub, T4 statement or pay receipt issued by an employer.
  • Statement of direct deposit for Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program.
  • Property tax assessment, income tax assessment notice, Child Tax Benefit statement.
  • Mortgage statement, lease or rental agreement.
  • Transcript or report card from a post-secondary school.
  • Document showing campus residence, issued by the office or officials responsible for student residence at a post-secondary institution.
  • Any other document from the government of Canada, Ontario or a municipality in Ontario or a document issued or certified by a court in Ontario.
  • Any document from a Band Council in Ontario established under the Indian Act (Canada).
  • Insurance policy or insurance statement.
  • Loan agreement or other financial agreement with a financial institution.
  • Statement of Employment Insurance Benefits Paid T4E.
  • Statement of Old Age Security T4A (OAS), Canada Pension Plan Benefits T4A (P), Canada Pension Plan Statement of Contributions.
  • Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Statement of Benefits T5007.
  • CNIB card or a card from another registered charitable organization that provides services to persons with disabilities.
  • Document showing residence at a long-term care home under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007, issued by the Administrator for the home.
  • Hospital card or record.

Learn more about Ontario regulation 304/13 for voter identification Opens in new window under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 Opens in new window as amended

In-person Voting

You may only vote once in the by-election regardless of how many properties you own or rent within Conseil scolaire Viamonde (Ward 3 – Centre) or Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir (Ward 4 – Toronto Est), and regardless of how many voting opportunities or options there are.

There are three days of in-person voting:

Election Day

Monday, January 23, 2023

10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Advance Vote
Saturday, January 21, 2023 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Advance Vote
Sunday, January 22, 2023 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

During any of the voting days – Saturday, January 21 to Monday, January 23 – eligible voters can vote at any voting place.

You can find if you are on the voters’ list by using MyVote, emailing VoterRegistration@toronto.ca or by calling 416-338-1111.

If any of the following options do not work for you, email elections@toronto.ca or call 416-338-1111.

Appoint a Voting Proxy

If you are unable to vote for any reason on any of the available voting days, you can appoint another eligible elector to vote on your behalf.

Who Can Vote on Your Behalf

A Voting Proxy must be someone who is eligible to vote in the city of Toronto (see: who can vote) and who the voter can trust to vote the way they wish. A voter can only choose one person to vote on their behalf.

A Voting Proxy can only vote on behalf of one person unless they are voting on behalf of immediate family members. Immediate family members are spouses, siblings, parents, children, grandparents and grandchildren. A Voting Proxy can vote on behalf of more than one immediate family member.

Note: A person acting as executor or trustee or in any other representative capacity is still required to get a certified Voting Proxy Appointment Form.

You can request a Voting Proxy Application by emailing VoterRegistration@toronto.ca or by calling 416-338-1111.

Certify the Voting Proxy Appointment Form

To get a Voting Proxy Appointment Form contact Toronto Elections by emailing voterregistration@toronto.ca or by calling 416-338-1111.

From December 12 to January 23 at 4:30 p.m., the Voting Proxy Appointment Form must be certified by the City Clerk.

The Voting Proxy Appointment Form must be completed and signed by the voter and the proxy voter before being certified.

The Form can be certified in-person at the Toronto Elections office, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., hours are:

  • 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays; or
  • 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on any day of advance vote occurring during regular business days; or
  • 12:00 p.m. (noon) to 5:00 p.m. on any day of advance vote when the Toronto Elections office is normally not open.

For more information, review section 44 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 Opens in new window.

Curbside Voting

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.

For more information, call 416-338-1111 or email elections@toronto.ca 

Accessible Voting Equipment

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.

Personal Assistance to Voters

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.

Transportation to Voting Places

There are several ways to arrive at a voting place:

Translated Materials and Language Services

If you require assistance in another language:

  • Please call 311 to request over-the-phone interpretation in more than 180 languages.
  • You can also translate any page at any time by selecting the Translate button at the bottom of each page, this will allow you to select any language offered by Google Translate.
  • You may ask anyone who is not a candidate or a scrutineer to act as an interpreter for you. They must complete an oral declaration that they will faithfully translate any communication between you and the election officials. Interpreters may not go behind the voting screen with you or assist you in voting.
  • Translated How to Vote booklets are available in the voting place to assist with declarations, required identification, how to mark your ballot and what to expect when you go to vote.

Taking Time off to Vote

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.

Check out the list of certified candidates & third party advertisers for the French school board by-election for Conseil scolaire Viamonde (Ward 3 – Centre) and Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir (Ward 4 – Toronto Est).

 

 

Below are links to the Conseil scolaire Viamonde (Ward 3 – Centre) and Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir (Ward 4 – Toronto Est) school board ward maps.

School boards determine their own ward boundaries, which often are not the same as City ward boundaries. Check the School Board Ward Reference Chart

The ward maps are not fully accessible to screen readers, if you require assistance with these maps contact us by calling 416-338-1111 or emailing elections@toronto.ca.