Voting for the French language public school trustee, Conseil scolaire Viamonde (Ward 3 – Centre) and French language Catholic school trustee, Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir (Ward 4 – Toronto Est), begins Saturday, January 21, and will run for three consecutive days.
Advance voting will take place on Saturday, January 21 and Sunday, January 22, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Election day is Monday, January 23, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. During this time, eligible voters can vote at any one of the seven available voting places
Eligible voters are encouraged to use MyVote to:
If an eligible voter for this by-election is not on the voters’ list, they can add themselves:
To be eligible to vote for Conseil scolaire Viamonde (Ward 3 – Centre) or Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir (Ward 4 – Toronto Est), voters must be:
Voters may only vote once in the by-election regardless of how many properties they own or rent within Conseil scolaire Viamonde (Ward 3 – Centre) or Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir (Ward 4 – Toronto Est).
To vote for Conseil scolaire Viamonde (Ward 3 – Centre), a voter must meet both of the following requirements:
To vote for Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir (Ward 4 – Toronto Est), a voter must meet all of the following requirements:
Be a French-language separate school board supporter or have a spouse who is a French-language separate school board supporter.
Voters who voted for an English-Public or English-Catholic school board trustee during the 2022 Toronto Municipal Election are not eligible to vote in this by-election. Voters will not be able to make changes to their school support for the by-election.
A French-language rights holder is defined in the Education Act and refers to the right of citizens whose first language is French to receive educational instruction in French.
More information is available on the Ministry of Education website.
Voter Information Cards provide information about when and where to vote and will lead to a more efficient voting experience, but they cannot be used as identification. Voters are reminded to have one piece of identification with their name and qualifying Conseil scolaire Viamonde (Ward 3 – Centre) or Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir (Ward 4 – Toronto Est) address and their Voter Information Card when they go to vote.
If an eligible voter on the voters’ list does not receive their Voter Information Card by mail, they can use MyVote to print or download a digital copy to their smartphone, which can be shown at the voting place, along with acceptable identification. Voter Information Cards are not required to vote. Eligible voters with identification can add themselves to the list when they vote in person on any of the voting days.
A Voter Assist Terminal is available at all voting places to enable voters with disabilities to mark their ballot privately and independently. The Voter Assist Terminal includes features such as a touch screen, audio function, braille keypad, sip/puff tube device, rocker paddle/foot switch and zoom features to adjust font sizes and colour contrast.
If an eligible voter is unable to vote for any reason on any of the available voting days, they can appoint another eligible elector to vote on their behalf. A Voting Proxy must be someone who is eligible to vote in the city of Toronto. To get a Voting Proxy Appointment Form, contact Toronto Elections by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 416-338-1111. The Voting Proxy Appointment Form must be certified by the City Clerk by 4:30 p.m. on January 23.
More information about the 2023 Toronto French language school trustee by-election is available on the Toronto Elections By-elections webpage.
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