Starting on October 23rd, eligible voters can confirm they are on the voters’ list and can add or update their information for the Ward 20, Scarborough Southwest by-election for the office of Councillor, taking place on Thursday, November 30. To appear on the final voters’ list, revisions must be submitted to Toronto Elections by Friday, November 10.
The voters’ list identifies eligible voters including their name and address. Checking the voters’ list early gives voters time to add their names to the list or to make changes to their information, leading to a more efficient voting experience. Residents can check if they are on the voters’ list by visiting MyVote (www.toronto.ca/MyVote) or calling 311.
The deadline to submit changes to the voters’ list is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 10. After that date, eligible voters can add their name to the voters’ list when they vote in person during advance vote on Saturday, November 25 and Sunday, November 26, or on election day, Thursday, November 30.
Voter Information Cards
Starting Tuesday, November 14, Voter Information Cards (VIC) will be mailed to eligible voters who are on the voters’ list by November 10. The cards provide information about when and where to vote during advance vote or on election day. Eligible voters do not need a VIC to vote. VICs cannot be used as identification.
More information about VICs is available on the Toronto Elections webpage: www.toronto.ca/VIC.
Eligible voters are encouraged to visit MyVote (www.toronto.ca/MyVote) to:
• Find out if they are on the voters’ list
• Add, change or update their voters’ list information
• Check the list of candidates running
• Find out where and when to vote
• Find accessibility information about their voting place
• View a sample ballot.
How to apply to vote by mail
Starting today, eligible voters can apply to vote by mail in the Ward 20, Scarborough Southwest by-election. The mail-in voting option is secure and convenient. Interested voters can apply online by visiting the Toronto Elections webpage www.toronto.ca/VoteByMail or can call 311 to apply or with questions.
Packages will be mailed to voters starting Thursday, November 2, once mail-in voting applications are processed. Applicants can track the status of their package using the confirmation code emailed after completing their online application.
Completed mail-in voting packages must be received by noon on Monday, November 27. Completed packages can be returned through Canada Post to arrive by the deadline or hand delivered to a secure mail-in voting drop box. Two yellow drop boxes will be available in Ward 20 between November 20 to 27.
More information about mail-in voting, drop box locations and how to apply is available on the Toronto Elections webpage: www.toronto.ca/VoteByMail.
More information about the Ward 20, Scarborough Southwest by-election is available on the Toronto Elections webpage: www.toronto.ca/byelection.
SOURCE City of Toronto