Eight days of advance voting for Toronto’s 2022 municipal election begins tomorrow

2022 municipal election

Eight days of advance voting for Toronto’s 2022 municipal election begins tomorrow

Advance voting for Toronto’s 2022 municipal election begins tomorrow, Friday, October 7, and will run for eight consecutive days, until Friday, October 14, at 50 voting locations across the city.

Between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day, eligible voters can visit an advance voting location in their ward to cast their ballot.

For the 2022 election, there are three additional advance vote days compared to 2018 and voting locations are open during the Thanksgiving long weekend to allow more time to vote and to provide students home from school the opportunity to vote in person.

Voters are encouraged to use the MyVote web application (www.toronto.ca/MyVote) to:
•       Learn where and when to vote
•       Find out if they are on the voters’ list
•       View, download or print their Voter Information Card (if on the voters’ list)
•       See the candidates running in their ward
•       Find their ward and map
•       Find accessibility information about their voting location
•       View a sample of their ballot

Voters are encouraged to visit MyVote before they go to vote to confirm there have been no changes to their voting location.

Voter eligibility
An individual can vote in Toronto’s municipal election if they 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 they or their spouse own or rent property in the city; and
•       not prohibited from voting under any law.

An eligible voter can only vote once in Toronto’s municipal election regardless of how many properties they own or rent in the city. Voters must vote in the ward where they live.

If a voter applied to vote by mail and was approved by Toronto Elections, they are marked as “voted” and cannot vote during advance vote or on election day. If they change their mind and decide to vote in person after applying to vote by mail or miss the deadline to return their completed package, they will be required to complete a declaration at the voting location stating that they have not voted and must provide acceptable identification. An individual cannot vote in person at a voting location if they have returned their completed mail-in voting package.

What to bring to the voting place
Voters are reminded to bring identification showing their name and qualifying Toronto address and their Voter Information Card when they go to vote. Voter Information Cards provide information about when and where to vote and will lead to a quicker voting experience. Voter Information Cards are not required to vote.

If an eligible voter on the voters’ list does not receive their Voter Information Card by mail, they can use MyVote (www.toronto.ca/MyVote) to print or download a digital copy to their smartphone, which can be shown at the voting place, along with acceptable identification. A list of acceptable identification is available on the Toronto Elections Identification webpage: www.toronto.ca/city-government/elections/voter-information/how-to-vote/identification/.

More information about Voter Information Cards is available on the Toronto Elections webpage: www.toronto.ca/city-government/elections/voter-information/voter-information-cards/.

Accessibility for advance vote
A Voter Assist Terminal is available at all advance vote locations, 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.

SOURCE City of Toronto

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