Nominations for Councillor Ward 22 Scarborough-Agincourt by-election close Tuesday, December 1, 2 p.m.

The deadline for filing or withdrawing a nomination for the office of Councillor  Ward 22 (Scarborough-Agincourt) for the January 15, 2021 by-election is Tuesday, December 1 at 2 p.m.

Nominations will only be accepted at the 89 Northline Rd. Toronto Elections Office, as City Hall and all Civic Centres remain closed to the public, as part of the City of Toronto’s ongoing efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. Individuals filing nominations must bring all required documents and identification with them and ensure the completeness of their forms. After 2 p.m. on December 1, no additional nominations or withdrawals will be accepted.

To run for City councillor, on the day the nomination paper is filed, an individual must be:
• a Canadian citizen
• at least 18 years of age
• a resident of the city of Toronto or an owner or tenant of land in the city of Toronto (or the spouse of an owner or tenant)
• not legally prohibited from voting
• not disqualified by any legislation from holding municipal office

When filing a nomination, an individual must provide a completed nomination paper and provide at least 25 endorsements of nomination from eligible electors. The nomination paper and endorsement of nomination forms must have original signatures.

Those filing nomination papers must provide proof of qualifying address within the city of Toronto and pay a refundable $100 filing fee.

If an agent is filing the Nomination Paper on an individual’s behalf, the agent must provide the above documents, as well as their own identification.

Until a nomination paper is filed, a person cannot raise or spend any money on their campaign. Information about the nomination process and the nomination paper is available at: http://www.toronto.ca/byelection.

A real-time list of candidates is available at: http://www.toronto.ca/elections/listofcandidates.

Making the voting place safe, and offering a Vote by Mail option
Toronto Elections has consulted Toronto Public Health to develop best practices, to ensure the health and safety of electors and staff at all voting locations in Ward 22 (Scarborough-Agincourt).

To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, Vote by Mail will be available as an alternative option to in-person voting. Requests to Vote by Mail will be available to all eligible voters in Scarborough-Agincourt starting December 2. More information about Mail-in Voting is available at: http://www.toronto.ca/votebymail.

Beginning December 2, all eligible voters are encouraged to get on the voters’ list: https://www.toronto.ca/myvote.

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