The Friday, January 15, By-election for Councillor Ward 22 Scarborough-Agincourt proceeded as planned with the implementation of a range of health and safety measures developed in consultation with Toronto Public Health. Read more.
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the City Clerk has declared an emergency under Section 53 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996. The emergency requires new arrangements for candidates, scrutineers and electors when attending a voting place. The City Clerk is confident that the voting place health and safety measures will keep everyone safe on election day.
Key by-election information you need to know for voting in the Councillor Ward 22 Scarborough-Agincourt by-election. Translated into Traditional and Simplified Chinese as well as Tamil based on the Use of Languages, By-law #1176-2009.
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Toronto Elections is introducing Vote by Mail to offer electors a safe and secure alternative to in-person voting.
Visit toronto.ca/votebymail to apply until 4 p.m. on January 4, 2021.
Upon approval of your application, you will be sent a Vote by Mail package which includes:
Complete the following steps in order to have your vote count:
All required documents to Vote by Mail, including your marked ballot and signed declaration must be received by no later than 6 p.m. on January 15.
If you are not able to apply online call 311 or email email@example.com.
Apply to Vote by Mail
Friday, January 15, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Your voting location will appear on your Voter Information Card or you can find it by using MyVote. All voting places will be accessible and information about each location is available on MyVote.
Friday, January 8 to Sunday, January 10, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Use MyVote to print your Voter Information Card or show it digitally on your smart phone when you go to vote.
Ensure you meet the qualifications to vote. You must be:
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 Scarborough-Agincourt.
While you are in the voting place:
To vote you must show identification that has your name and qualifying Ward 22 Scarborough-Agincourt address. A list of acceptable identification can be found on the Toronto Elections website: toronto.ca/byelection.
If you do not have acceptable ID and are not on the voters’ list, you will be asked to return with your ID in order to receive a ballot.
To limit the time spent in the voting place:
You must bring ID when you go to vote, even if you have added yourself to the voters’ list.
It is important to check if you are on the voters’ list and that your information is correct, especially if you have moved or changed your name since the last election.
Being on the City of Toronto’s voters’ list means that you receive a Voter Information Card that will be mailed starting December 21. Having a Voter Information Card will help speed up your time in the voting place.
Remember you must be on the voters’ list to apply to Vote by Mail.
Starting December 2, the City of Toronto will accept revisions to the voters’ list.
Use MyVote to view all of the key information for the Ward 22 Scarborough-Agincourt By-election.
MyVote is easy to use, simply enter your Toronto address and you can:
Bring your Voter Information Card when you go to vote.
Toronto Elections is continuing to move forward with administering the by-election on Friday, January 15, 2021, in compliance with provincial orders and with the necessary protocols in place. We will monitor and assess the situation as it unfolds and continue to consult and work closely with Toronto Public Health to follow best practices to keep the voting places safe for voters and staff:
If you are experiencing any COVID-19 related symptoms, please stay home and contact 311 to explore other voting options.
Find out what these symptoms are by going to: toronto.ca/covid19.
Toronto Elections is introducing Vote by Mail for the 2021 By-election for Councillor Ward 22 Scarborough-Agincourt. Vote by Mail offers eligible voters an alternative option to in-person voting. Review the New! Mail-in Voting information in this flyer.
Eligible voters can apply to Vote by Mail until 4 p.m. January 4, 2021.
Toronto Elections has a digital Voter Information Card option available to you. Go to toronto.ca/myvote, to view your Voter Information Card, and use it digitally on your smart phone when you go to vote.
The Voter Assist Terminal 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 on any of the voting days, they are available at:
If you are unable to vote on any of the available voting days for any reason, and do not want to apply for Mail-in Voting, then you can appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf by completing a Voting Proxy Appointment form.
Voting Proxy Appointment forms will be available starting December 2, and can be either emailed or mailed to you by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 311.
Note: certification of Voting Proxy Application forms will be done at 89 Northline Rd., by appointment only.
Call 311 if none of these options meet your needs, or If you are physically unable to enter the voting place.