25 Wards – Voter FAQs
- The Government of Ontario has passed legislation that reduces the number of City of Toronto wards from 47 to 25, aligning with current federal and provincial electoral ridings.
- The City of Toronto’s municipal election date remains unchanged and will take place on October 22, 2018.
- The nomination period is extended for councillor and school board trustees from August 20 until 2 p.m. on September 14.
- Mayoral nominations were not extended. The nomination deadline for the office of mayor was July 27, 2018.
- The City Clerk is notifying candidates and providing information to the public to ensure awareness and understanding of the new legislation.
|July 27||Nominations closed for the office of the Mayor.|
|July 30||City Clerk certified 544 candidates who filed a nomination to run for the offices of Mayor, Councillor and School Board Trustee under the 47-ward model.|
Nominations will be only be accepted for the offices of Councillor and School Board Trustee at the Election Services office, City Hall, 100 Queen Street W, 1st floor north.
Also, the first day for a candidate who has already filed a nomination under the 47-ward model to notify the Clerk of their intent to continue running in the election and of their new ward number.
Nominations close at 2 p.m.
Also, deadline for candidates who have already filed a nomination under the 47-ward model to notify the Clerk of their intent to continue to run; otherwise they are deemed withdrawn and their name will not appear on the ballot.
|September 17||Voters’ List available for viewing and revisions.|
|October 10 – 14||Advance vote dates are under review.|
|October 22||Election Day.|
Visit our Voter Information pages for further information.
How can I find out which ward I will be voting in and who is running in my ward?
Beginning on August 21 the online voter tool MyVote is available and will allow you to input your address to find:
- The ward you live in
- The candidates running in your ward
- Your ward map
- If you are on the voters’ list (ability to add and edit your information)
Starting October 1 you can also find in MyVote:
- Where to vote
- Print your Voter Information Card
- View a sample of your ballot
A complete List of Candidates is also available and is updated in real-time.
How can I find out if I am on the voters' list?
Currently voters can confirm or update their voter eligibility through MPAC’s voterlookup.ca.
Starting September 17, voters can call our office at 416-338-1111 or visit MyVote to find out if they are on the City of Toronto voters’ list and add or update their information online until 11:59 p.m. on October 1.
Voters who miss this deadline can add their name to the list at the voting place.
I am not able to vote on any available voting days when will I be able to appoint a voting proxy?
When the final list of certified candidates is available on September 17, you may appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf by completing a Proxy Appointment form and having it certified. Find out more about Appointing a Voting Proxy.
Is the contribution rebate program still in effect?
Yes. The contribution rebate program for individuals who make monetary contributions to candidates running for council is still in effect.
For more information on how to apply to the program, please refer to the Contribution Guide for Contributors.
I contributed to a Councillor or a Trustee who is no longer running in my ward or who has withdrawn. Do I get my money back?
No. However, if you contributed to a Councillor candidate who is participating in the Contribution Rebate program, you will still be eligible for a rebate.