Check out the City Clerk’s official declaration of results and the poll-by-poll results for the 2022 Toronto municipal election.

 

You must return your completed Mail-in Voting package to Toronto Elections by October 21, 2022, at noon (12 p.m.).

Return your completed Mail-in Voting package through Canada Post to arrive by October 21 or hand deliver it to a secure Mail-in Voting yellow drop box. One yellow drop box is available in each ward until October 21 at noon (12 p.m.). You can deposit your completed package in any yellow drop box.

Mail-in Voting packages include:

  1. An instruction/declaration form, which requires a signature for the vote to count.
  2. An official ballot.
  3. A white ballot secrecy envelope.
  4. A yellow return envelope with pre-paid postage.

Note: If you applied to vote by mail, you will also receive a voter information card. It’s okay! The reason you receive a voter information card is because your name is on the voters’ list. You only need a voter card when you go to vote in person. As soon as your application to vote by mail is approved by Toronto Elections, you are marked as “voted” and asked not to vote in person during advance vote or on election day. You can only vote once! If you change your mind and haven’t returned your Mail-in Voting package, and want to vote in person, you will be required to complete a declaration at the voting place. You must provide acceptable identification that shows your name and qualifying Toronto address.

Once you return your mail-in voting package, your vote is complete and the option to vote in person is no longer available.

For Questions or Accessibility Accommodations:

  • Email: elections@toronto.ca
  • Call: 311

If you are an eligible Toronto voter and are looking for an alternative to voting in person, you can apply to vote by mail.

Note: the deadline to apply for Mail-in Voting was, Friday, September 23.

Learn more about who can vote in the 2022 municipal election.

Step 1: Apply

  • Apply to vote by mail from September 1 to September 23, 2022
  • Apply online or contact Toronto Elections by calling 416-338-1111 (press option 5), before Friday, September 23, 2022, by 4:30 p.m.
  • Deadline to apply has been extended to 11:59 p.m. on September 23

Step 2: Vote

  • Once approved, Toronto Elections will mail out your voting package starting September 23 to October 5
  • Review the list of candidates running in your ward
  • When you decide on the mayor, councillor and school trustee candidate you want to vote for, mark your ballot by filling in the oval to the right of the candidate of your choice (only use a black or blue pen to mark your ballot)

Step 3: Return

  • Follow all instructions on the Mail-in Voting package
  • Return your completed mail-in voting package to Toronto Elections as soon as possible before the return deadline of October 21 at noon (12 p.m.)
  • There are two options to return your mail-in vote package:
  1. Use the pre-paid postage and deposit in any Canada Post mailbox to arrive by the October 21 deadline.
  2. Hand deliver to one of the yellow drop boxes available in each ward. You can deposit your mail-in vote package in any yellow drop box.

When applying for Mail-in Voting, you may be required to upload identification if you are adding yourself or revising your information on the voters’ list.

One piece of identification showing your name and qualifying Toronto address is needed when you vote. View the full list of acceptable identification.

Your mail-in voting package will include an official ballot, a declaration/instruction form, a white secrecy envelope and a yellow return envelope with pre-paid postage (within Canada).

To make sure your marked ballot is counted, you must:

  1. Sign and detach the Declaration Form. Your vote will NOT be counted if you don’t sign the Declaration Form.
  2. (if required) Place a photocopy of your identification in the yellow Election Return Envelope (Do not seal yellow envelope).
  3. Place the signed and detached Declaration Form into the yellow Election Return Envelope (Do not seal yellow envelope).
  4. Mark the ballot to vote and place it into the white Ballot Secrecy Envelope (Seal the white ballot secrecy envelope).
  5. Place the sealed white Ballot Secrecy Envelope into the yellow Election Return Envelope (Seal the yellow election return envelope).

Toronto Elections must receive the yellow Election Return Envelope with required materials by noon (12 p.m.) on Friday, October 21, 2022, by mail via Canada Post or between October 7 and October 21 hand deliver it to a yellow Mail-in Voting Drop Box.

Completed mail-in voting packages can be deposited into any of the secure mail-in voting yellow drop boxes. The drop boxes will be available between October 7 and October 21 at noon (12 p.m.). Each ward will have one drop box, but you can deposit your package at any location.

Drop box locations will be emptied daily and monitored by CCTV until October 21 at noon (12 p.m.).

Your completed Mail-in Voting package with required materials must be received by Toronto Elections no later than noon (12 p.m.) local time on Friday, October 21, 2022. Packages received after that time will not be counted.

You can return your yellow return envelope through Canada Post mail with pre-paid postage or hand deliver it to a secure yellow drop box. Each ward will have one drop box.

To track your package, use the confirmation code you received by email after completing your application online. You can view when your request is approved, when the package is mailed and when Toronto Elections receives your completed package.

Note: you cannot return your completed Mail-in Voting package to a voting location.

For international mailing requests, you will need to apply online as soon as possible beginning September 1, 2022.

Once your application is approved, Toronto Elections will mail your package through Canada Post regular postage beginning September 23, 2022. Canada Post international mailing standards indicate 5 to 7 business days for delivery.

You are responsible for mailing your completed mail-in voting package with marked ballot and must pay for the return postage. Toronto Elections will not accept return packages and ballots via email. Toronto Elections will need to receive your return package by our return deadline of Friday, October 21 at noon (12 p.m.) for your vote to be counted.

Another option available to eligible international electors is to vote by proxy, where you may appoint another eligible elector to vote on your behalf by completing and submitting a Voting Proxy Appointment form. To learn more, contact voterregistration@toronto.ca.

To track your package, use the confirmation code you received by email after completing your application online. You can view when your request is approved, when the package is mailed and when Toronto Elections receives your completed package.

If you don’t receive your package but tracking shows it was sent or returned, please notify Toronto Elections immediately. Call 416-338-1111 and press option 5.

If you require assistance with the online application process, completing the packaging and marking your ballot, or mailing your completed Mail-in Vote package, please call 416-338-1111 and press option 5 to discuss accessibility accommodation options.

You are encouraged to seek assistance from a family member, care giver or designate, but a candidate running in the 2022 election cannot provide assistance.

You can request a braille voting package when applying to vote by mail online or by phone starting September 1, 2022. Braille Mail-in Voting packages will be mailed out through Canada Post starting September 23.

Additional resources and instructions will be sent by email when the package is mailed out.

Braille package components will include:

  1. A declaration/instruction form in braille to be signed and returned.
  2. A braille overlay template for marking your official ballot.
  3. An official ballot.
  4. An official candidate list in braille and print that matches your official ballot and overlay template.
  5. A ballot secrecy envelope with a braille embossed identifying label.
  6. A yellow return envelope with pre-paid postage and braille embossed identifying label.

To request a replacement package, call 416-338-1111 and press option 5 to speak with Mail-in Voting staff.

As soon as your application to vote by mail is approved by Toronto Elections, you are marked as “voted” and you are asked to refrain from voting during advance vote or on election day.

If you change your mind and decide to vote in person after you’ve applied for Mail-in Voting, but you haven’t returned your package, you will be required to complete a declaration at the voting location. To vote in person you must provide required identification.

You cannot vote in person at a voting location if you have returned your completed Mail-in Voting package. Your vote is complete.