Toronto’s municipal election day is October 24

2022 municipal election

Election day in Toronto is Monday, October 24. From 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., 1,460 voting locations will be open across the city. Voters must cast their ballot at the voting location assigned to them in the ward where they live.

To avoid lineups, voters should consider voting early and during off-peak hours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Voting locations close at 8 p.m., but if a voter is in line by 8 p.m., they will be able to vote.

Everything a voter needs to prepare for election day can be found on the Toronto Elections MyVote web application ( Voters can use MyVote to:
•       Learn where and when to vote
•       See the candidates running in their ward
•       Find out if they are on the voters’ list
•       View, download or print their Voter Information Card if they’re on the voters’ list
•       Find accessibility information about their voting location
•       View a sample of their ballot.

Voters are encouraged to visit MyVote on election day 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.

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, if they received one, when they go to vote. Voter Information Cards provide information about when and where to vote and can lead to a more efficient voting experience. Voter Information Cards are not required to vote and are not considered acceptable identification.

If an eligible voter on the voters’ list did not receive a Voter Information Card by mail, they can use MyVote ( print or download a digital copy to their smartphone, which can be shown at the voting place, along with acceptable identification. If an eligible voter is not on the voters’ list, they can add their name when they visit their voting location by showing one piece of identification with their name and qualifying Toronto address. A list of acceptable identification is available on the Toronto Elections webpage:

More information is available on the Toronto Elections Voter Information Cards webpage:

Accessibility for election day
A Voter Assist Terminal (VAT) enables voters with disabilities to mark their ballot privately and independently. The VAT 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.

A VAT will be available at two locations in each ward on election day. Voters can use MyVote ( to find out about accessible entrances and if their assigned voting location has a VAT by searching their address on MyVote. Voters who require access to a voting location with a VAT on election day are asked to call Toronto Elections at 416-338-1111.

Candidate election signs
After the municipal election, property owners, residents and candidates are responsible for removing and disposing of their election signs by Thursday, October 27. Election signs should never be placed in the Blue Bin (recycling) but can be taken to six City Drop-Off Depots for recycling to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill. Signs will be accepted at these specific City Drop-Off Depots until Friday, November 25. The locations and hours of operation for Drop-Off Depots that accept election signs are available on the City’s Drop-Off Depot Locations webpage:

More information about Toronto’s 2022 municipal election is available on the Toronto Elections webpages:

Direction for media on election day
The City’s Media Attendance at a Voting Place policy will be in effect on election day, October 24. The policy can be found on the Toronto Elections webpage:

Requests to film/photograph in a voting location as described in the policy must be submitted to by noon today, Friday, October 21.

Permission from the City Clerk is not required for media to film/photograph a voting location from the public sidewalk in a manner that does not interfere with voter access to the facility.

SOURCE City of Toronto

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