Toronto Elections reminds eligible voters for the Ward 20, Scarborough Southwest by-election for the office of Councillor about important deadlines to apply to vote by mail and to make updates to the voters’ list.
Eligible voters who want to apply to vote by mail must do so by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 10 online (www.toronto.ca/VoteByMail) or by calling 416-338-1111 and pressing 5. The mail-in voting option provides voters with a convenient way to vote. More information about voting by mail and how to apply is available on the Toronto Elections Vote By Mail webpage: www.toronto.ca/VoteByMail.
Voters’ list additions and updates
Eligible voters can add or update their voters’ list information online at www.toronto.ca/MyVote by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 10. After this date, eligible voters will be able to add their name to the voters’ list when they go to vote in person at a voting location during advance voting days on Saturday, November 25 and Sunday, November 26 or on election day on Thursday, November 30.
Voter Information Cards to be mailed starting the week of November 14
Starting Tuesday, November 14, Voter Information Cards (VIC) will be mailed to eligible voters who are on the voters’ list by the Friday, November 10 deadline. Although a Voter Information Card is not required to vote, the cards do provide information about when and where to vote and will lead to a faster voting experience.
If an eligible voter on the voters’ list does not receive their Voter Information Card, they can use MyVote to review, print or download a digital copy to their smartphone which can be shown at the voting place, along with acceptable identification.
More information is available on the Toronto Elections Voter Information Cards webpage: www.toronto.ca/VIC.
Eligible voters are reminded to visit www.toronto.ca/MyVote before they go to vote to ensure their voting location has not changed.
Eligible voters who are unable to vote for any reason on the available voting days or by mail may appoint another eligible voter to go in person and vote on their behalf – this person is known as a voting proxy. A voting proxy must be eligible to vote in Toronto and is someone who the voter trusts to vote in accordance with their wishes.
To receive a Voting Proxy Appointment Form, eligible voters can email Toronto Elections at VoterRegistration@toronto.ca.
Voting Proxy Appointment forms must be signed by the eligible voter and proxy. Completed proxy forms must be certified by the City Clerk before 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 30.
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