Toronto Elections is reminding eligible voters about important deadlines for mail-in voting and voters’ list additions and updates.
Eligible voters who want to apply to vote by mail must do so by Friday, May 26 at 4:30 p.m. either online (www.toronto.ca/VoteByMail) or by calling 416-338-1111 and pressing 5. The mail-in voting option provides voters with a convenient way to vote. More information about voting by mail and how to apply is available: www.toronto.ca/VoteByMail.
Voters’ List additions and updates
Eligible voters can add or update their information online (www.toronto.ca/MyVote) by Friday, May 26 at 4:30 p.m. After this date, eligible voters will be able to add their name to the voters’ list when they go to vote in person at a voting location during advance voting days (Thursday, June 8 to Tuesday, June 13) or on election day (Monday, June 26).
Voter Information Cards to be mailed starting the week of May 23
Starting May 23, voter information cards will be mailed to voters who were on the list by May 14. Although a voter information card is not required to vote, the cards do provide information about when and where to vote and will lead to a faster voting experience. If an eligible voter on the voters’ list does not receive their voter information card, 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. More information is available on the Voter Information Cards webpage: www.toronto.ca/VIC.
MyVote features available starting Thursday, June 1
Starting Thursday, June 1, additional MyVote features will allow users to find their advance vote and election day voting places, view a sample ballot and view, download and print their voter information card. Voters are reminded to visit MyVote (www.toronto.ca/MyVote) before they head to the voting location to ensure there have been no changes to their voting location.
Proxy applications available
Eligible voters who are unable to vote for any reason on the available voting days or by mail may appoint another eligible voter to go in person and vote on their behalf – this person is known as a voting proxy. A voting proxy must be eligible to vote in Toronto and is someone who the voter trusts to vote in accordance with their wishes. A voter can only choose one person to vote on their behalf.
More information about the proxy process is available at the Voting Options and Accessibility Information webpage: www.toronto.ca/city-government/elections/by-election/by-election-voter-information/by-elections-accessibility/.
Starting May 15, eligible voters can contact Toronto Elections by emailing VoterRegistration@toronto.ca or calling 311 to receive a Voting Proxy Appointment Form.
More information about Toronto’s 2023 by-election for mayor is available on the Toronto Elections webpage: www.toronto.ca/city-government/elections/by-election/.
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