The deadline to apply for Mail-in Voting has now passed. If you have applied you can check the status of your package.

The City Clerk is enacting the emergency powers under Section 53 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 to implement Mail-in Voting for the Ward 22 Scarborough-Agincourt by-election. The City Clerk notified Council of the use of these emergency powers in the staff report, that was considered at its meeting on October 21, 2020.

 

The deadline to apply for Mail-in Voting has now passed. If you have applied to vote by mail, make sure that you follow the steps below and that you return your Mail-in Voting package by the deadline of 6 p.m. on January 15, 2021 to have your vote counted:

Step 1:

If you successfully applied to vote by mail by the deadline of 4 p.m. January 4, you will be sent a Mail-in Voting package which includes:

  • A declaration form that MUST be signed in order for your vote to count
  • An official Ballot for the Councillor Ward 22 Scarborough-Agincourt By-election
  • A Ballot Secrecy Envelope
  • A Yellow Return Envelope with pre-paid postage

Step 2:

Complete the following steps in order to have your vote count:

  • Sign the Declaration Form, and insert into the Yellow Return Envelope
  • Mark the Ballot, and put your marked Ballot into the Secrecy Envelope
  • Insert the sealed Secrecy Envelope into the Yellow Return Envelope
  • Return the Yellow Return Envelope, either by mail using the pre-paid envelope or hand deliver to one of the two drop-box locations beginning January 8:
    • Stephen Leacock Seniors Community Centre
      2520 Birchmount Road, Toronto
      OR
    • L’Amoreaux Community Recreation Centre
      2000 McNicoll Avenue, Toronto

All required return documents from your Mail-in Voting package, including your marked ballot and signed declaration, must be received by no later than 6 p.m. on January 15, 2021.

If you have applied to vote by mail and your application has been approved, you will be sent a Mail-in Voting package. We will be mailing out the packages in three phases:

  • Applications that have been received and approved by December 16 will be mailed out on December 18.
  • Applications that have been received and approved between December 17 and 4 p.m. on December 22, will be mailed out on December 23.
  • Applications that have been received and approved by January 4, 2021, will be mailed out on January 5, 2021.
  • Check the status of your Mail-in Voting package.

Visit MyVote to find out where to vote, view a sample ballot and the final list of candidates. View the additional voting options that are available for this by-election.

For more information or assistance call 311 or email elections@toronto.ca.