Ward 20, Scarborough Southwest by-election set for November 30

Toronto By Elections Poster

Toronto City Clerk John D. Elvidge has announced the following dates for the Ward 20, Scarborough Southwest by-election:
•       Nominations will open Thursday, September 7 at 8:30 a.m.
•       Nominations will close Monday, October 16 at 2 p.m.
•       Advance voting will be available on Saturday, November 25 and Sunday, November 26 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
•       Election day will be on Thursday, November 30 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Electors will be provided with the option to vote by mail in this by-election. Application details will be available in September.

Potential candidates for Councillor are reminded that under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 (MEA), a person may not incur campaign expenses or accept campaign contributions until after they have filed nomination papers with the City Clerk.

At its meeting on August 10, Council officially declared the Council seat vacant in Ward 20, Scarborough Southwest and opted for a by-election to fill the vacancy. The by-law requiring a by-election comes into force at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 6.

The timing of the by-election is determined by the City Clerk independent of Council. Under the MEA, the Clerk fixes nomination day (close of nominations) between 30 and 60 days after the passing of the by-law declaring an office vacant. The by-election occurs 45 days after nomination day.

Information about the Ward 20 by-election, including the candidate nomination process and third party advertiser registration is available on the Toronto Elections webpage: www.toronto.ca/byelection.

SOURCE: City of Toronto

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