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 will be available in each ward between October 7 and October 21 at noon (12 p.m.).

Eligible voters can choose an alternative to in-person voting this election. Applications for Mail-in Voting packages are accepted starting September 1, 2022. The deadline to apply is Friday, September 23.

Once your application is approved, you will receive your package by mail. Packages will be mailed starting September 23 to October 5. You must return your completed package to Toronto Elections by October 21, 2022, at noon (12 p.m.).

Mail-in Voting packages will 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.

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 will be available in each ward between October 7 and October 21 at noon (12 p.m.).

Find Mail-In Voting Drop Box Locations

For Questions or Accessibility Accommodations:

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

If you are an eligible Toronto voter you can apply to vote by mail. If you are looking for an alternate and accessible voting option, you are welcome to apply to vote by mail.

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. (Drop box locations coming mid-September)

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. Locations of the drop boxes will be available mid-September.

Find Mail-In Voting Drop Box Locations

Completed mail-in voting packages can be deposited into a secure mail-in voting yellow drop box. The drop boxes will be available between October 7 and October 21 at noon (12 p.m.). Each ward will have one drop box.

Drop box locations will be available starting October 7, and they will be emptied daily and monitored by CCTV.

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.

Drop box locations coming mid-September.

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.

Using the confirmation code that you receive after completing your application online, you can track when your application is approved, when it is mailed and when Toronto Elections receives your completed package.

Track your package

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 cannot vote 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, 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.