Appoint A Voting Proxy
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If you are an eligible elector and are unable to vote for any reason on any of the available voting days, you may appoint another eligible elector to vote on your behalf by completing and submitting a Voting Proxy Appointment form.
Forms will be available beginning September 17 until election day October 22. After the final list of candidates has been certified by the City Clerk, we will begin accepting Voting Proxy Appointment forms for certification.
To obtain a Voting Proxy Appoint form you may call our office 416-338-1111 or email us at email@example.com or you may pick up a Voting Proxy Appointment form in person from any of the City Clerk’s Office locations:
- Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
During the Advance Voting Days the City Clerk’s Office locations will be open to provide and certify forms:
- Dates are under review
Once you receive the proxy appointment form, you must:
- Complete all the information
- Sign it
- Provide identification (photocopies are acceptable)
- Tell your proxy who you wish to vote for.
Your voting proxy must:
- Present the Voting Proxy Appointment form in person, along with identification of both the elector making the appointment (photocopies acceptable) and the elector appointed as the proxy (original copies). Forms can be submitted in person for certification by the City Clerk or designate during regular business hours.
- Once the form has been certified the Proxy will vote on your behalf at the location where you would vote during the advance voting period or on election day. Not sure where to vote? You can call us at 416-338-1111 or enter your address into MyVote.
It is very important to remember that the Voting Proxy Appointment form must have signatures from both you and the person you appoint as proxy in order for the City Clerk or designate to certify the form.
Your proxy must be someone who is an eligible elector in the City of Toronto, and who you trust to vote in accordance with your wishes. A person may act as a voting proxy for one person who is not a family member; or may vote on behalf of any/all immediate family members. Immediate family members are your spouse, sibling, parent, child, grandparent and grandchild.
Note: A person acting as executor or trustee or in any other representative capacity is still required to obtain a proxy certificate.
For more information you may consult section 44 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996.
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