Candidate nominations for Ward 20, Scarborough Southwest by-election close Monday, October 16

Toronto By Elections Poster

The deadline to file or withdraw a nomination to run as a candidate in the Ward 20, Scarborough Southwest by-election for the office of Councillor is 2 p.m., Monday, October 16.

On October 16, nominations and withdrawals can be filed between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Toronto Elections, located on the first floor of Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W. Individuals filing or withdrawing nominations on that date must bring all required documents and identification with them and ensure their forms are complete.

To run for the office of Councillor, a person must:
• File a nomination paper with original signature.
• Provide proof of qualifying address within the city of Toronto.
• Pay a $100 nomination filing fee.
• Provide at least 25 endorsements of nomination from eligible Toronto voters with original signatures.

Until a nomination is filed, a person cannot raise or spend money on their campaign.
Both the nomination paper and the endorsements of nomination must be completed on the prescribed forms and have original signatures. These forms and additional information are available on the Ward 20, Scarborough Southwest by-election webpage:

The final list of certified candidates will be available on the Ward 20, Scarborough Southwest by-election webpage on October 16:

Third Party Advertiser Registration
Third party advertiser registration remains open until 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 29. Individuals, corporations and trade unions who intend to spend money to promote, support or oppose a candidate can find more information on the Toronto Elections Third Party Advertising webpage:

The Notice of Registration can only be filed in person at the Toronto Elections City Hall office. Registrations can be filed Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until Wednesday, November 29 (excluding statutory holidays).

Mail-in voting option
Mail-in voting will be available as an alternative option to in-person voting for the by-election. Starting Monday, October 23, eligible voters can request a mail-in voting package online or by phone. Information about voting by mail is available on the Toronto Elections webpage ( or by calling 311.

More information is available on the Ward 20, Scarborough Southwest by-election webpage:

SOURCE City of Toronto

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