Key election information in English and translated into 25 languages based on the Use of Languages, By-law #1176-2009.

There are changes to the ward boundaries for the 2018 municipal election.  The ward structure will be lowered from the current 44 wards to 25 wards.

These changes will take effect on Dec. 1, 2018, when the term of council begins.

To better understand the ward boundary changes you can:

  • use MyVote to check what ward you will be voting in and who is running in your ward
  • view ward maps and voting places
  • review the Update on the 2018 Election page

MyVote has everything you need. To get started with MyVote, enter your Toronto address and:

  • Find your ward and map
  • See the candidates running in your ward
  • Find out if you are on the voters’ list
  • Add or update your information to the voters’ list (until October 1)
  • Find out where and when to vote
  • View and print your Voter Information Card
  • Find accessibility information about your voting place (starting October 1)
  • View a sample of your ballot (starting October 1)

Voting places are subject to change, so please continue to check MyVote before you go to vote.

 

Who Can Vote

You can vote in the Toronto municipal election if you are:

  • a Canadian citizen; and
  • at least 18 years old; and
  • a resident in the city of Toronto; or
  • a non-resident of Toronto, but you or your spouse own or rent property in the city; and
  • not prohibited from voting under any law.

You may only vote once in Toronto’s municipal election regardless of how many properties you own or rent within Toronto. You must vote in the ward where you live.

Election Day

Monday, October 22, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Advance Vote

Wednesday, October 10 to Sunday, October 14 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

You can vote at one of two locations in your ward.

Your advance vote locations will appear on your Voter Information Card or find it by using MyVote.

Use MyVote to print your Voter Information Card or show it on your mobile device when you go to vote.

City Hall

Wednesday, October 10 to Sunday, October 14 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

You may vote at Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street W., during advance vote no matter where you live in Toronto.

Identification (ID)

To vote you must show identification that has your name and qualifying Toronto address.

Avoid lineups on voting days. Get on the voters’ list and bring your Voter Information Card.

It is important to check if 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 speeds up your time spent in the voting place.

The City of Toronto will now accept revisions to the voters’ list.

  • You can check to see if you are on the voters’ list by calling 416-338-1111.
  • You can add or update your information by: completing a Voters’ List Amendment Application:
    • in person at any of the City Clerk’s Office locations or
    • by calling 416-338-1111.
  • In order for your name to appear on the final election day voters’ list, all revisions must be completed by October 14. After this date, you can add yourself at the voting location when you go to vote on October 22.

Check, add or edit your information online by using MyVote from September 17 to October 1.

Use MyVote to:

  • Check to see if you are on the voters’ list
  • Add your name to the voters’ list
  • Edit your voter information

Remember: you must bring ID when you go to vote, even if you have added yourself to the voters’ list.

Voting Places

All voting places will be accessible and information about each location is available on the 2018 Voting Places page and through the online tool MyVote.

Accessible Voting Equipment

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.

Voter Assist Terminals will be available at all advance vote locations. If you require the use of a Voter Assist Terminal on election day and one is not located at your designated voting place, you can request to have your ballot transferred by calling 416-338-1111.

Voting Proxy

If you are unable to vote on any of the available voting days for any reason, you may appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf by completing a Voting Proxy Appointment form.

Voting Proxy Appointment forms can be picked up and certified at one of the City Clerk’s Office locations until election day. More information can be found on the Election Services website: toronto.ca/elections/voters.

Other Services

  • Instructions on how to vote will be available at all voting places in braille and in 26 languages.
  • Magnification sheets will be available at all voting locations to assist voters with low vision.
  • If you are physically unable to enter the voting place, you can request to be assisted at another area within the voting place. For example the parking lot or curbside. Call 416-338-1111 for more information.
  • Election information for the deaf or hard of hearing is available by calling the TTY line at 416-338-OTTY (0889).
  • You may bring a friend along to help you if you are unable to mark your ballot on your own or you can ask an election official for assistance.
  • All voting places welcome the use of support persons and service animals.

If none of these accommodations meet your needs or if you face a barrier to voting contact us at 416-338-2020.

Identification (ID) is required when you go to vote. Remember to bring one piece of ID showing your name and qualifying Toronto address. Your Voter Information Card cannot be used as a piece of ID.

Acceptable Identification

October 10 to October 14: Advance Vote from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

October 14: Last Day of Advance Vote

October 22: Election Day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.


City Clerk’s Office Locations

Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the following locations:

Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 1st Floor North

Etobicoke Civic Centre, 399 The West Mall, Main Floor

North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Ground Floor

Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Drive., 3rd Floor

Toronto Election Services Office, 89 Northline Road


Contact Us

Web: toronto.ca/elections

Email: elections@toronto.ca

Election Services: 416-338-1111

Accessibility Accommodations: 416-338-2020

Accessibility Email: accessibleelections@toronto.ca

TTY: 416-338-0889


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