What you need to know to vote in Toronto's 2022 municipal election
Toronto’s 2022 municipal election takes place on Monday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
To ease the voting process, CTV News Toronto has compiled the most frequently asked questions when it comes to placing your vote.
WHO CAN VOTE IN TORONTO’S ELECTION?
In order to vote in the City of Toronto, you must be:
- A Canadian citizen; and
- At least 18 years old; and
- A resident in the city of Toronto; or
- A non-resident of Toronto, but you or your spouse own or rent property in the city; and
- Not prohibited from voting under any law
AM I ALREADY ON THE TORONTO VOTER’S LIST?
If you are already registered to vote in the City of Toronto, you should receive a Voter’s Information Card in the mail. This will speed up the process on election day, the city says.
If you’re not registered, or haven’t received a Voter’s Information Card in the mail, you can use the city’s MyVote web application to:
- Find out if you are on the voter’s list.
- Add, change or update your voter’s list information.
- Check what candidates are running in your ward.
- Find out when and where to vote.
- View, download or print your Voter’s Information Card.
In order for your name to appear on the voter’s list on election day, you had to enter your information into the MyVote application before Oct. 14.
You can still vote on Monday if you are not pre-registered on the Voter’s list. You will just need to register day-of. To do so, you’ll need to bring proper identification.
Election signage is pictured. (Scott Lightfoot)
HOW DO I VOTE IN THE TORONTO ELECTION?
Vote in person on election day
You can vote in person on election day at your voting location. To find your voting location, use the MyVote web application.
Vote by proxy
If you’re unable to vote in person during advanced voting, or on election day, you can appoint a proxy to vote for you. Your proxy must also be an eligible voter.
For this year’s election, the deadline to register a proxy was Sept. 24 and has now passed.
Advanced voting in Toronto's municipal election ran from Oct. 7 to 14 and has now ended.
Vote by mail
You can no longer apply for mail-in voting. The deadline was Sept. 23.
Election signage is pictured. (Scott Lightfoot)
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME TO VOTE IN THE TORONTO ELECTION?
Identification is required when voting. Each voter needs to come equipped with one piece of ID showing their name and Toronto address.
Your Voter Information Card will not be accepted as identification.
Examples of acceptable ID include:
- Ontario issued driver’s licence or motor vehicle permit.
- Cancelled personalized cheque, credit card, or bank statement.
- Utility bill from a public utilities commission.
- Cheque stub, T4 statement or pay receipt issued by an employer.
- Statement of direct deposit for Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).
- Property tax assessment, income tax assessment notice, or Child Tax Benefit statement.
- Mortgage statement, lease or rental agreement.
- Transcript or report card from a post-secondary school.
- Document showing campus residence, issued by the office or officials responsible for student residence at a post-secondary institution.
- Any other document from the government of Canada, Ontario or a municipality in Ontario, or a document issued or certified by an Ontario court.
- Any document from a Band Council in Ontario established under the Indian Act.
- Insurance policy or insurance statement.
- Loan agreement or financial agreement with a financial institution.
- Statement of employment insurance benefits paid T4E.
- Statement of Old Age Security T4A, Canada Pension Plan Benefits TFA, or Canada Pension Plan Statement of Contributions.
- Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Statement of Benefits T5007.
- CNIB card or a card from another registered charitable organization that provides services to persons with disabilities.
- Document showing residence at a long-term care home under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, issued by the administrator for the home.
- Hospital card or record.
If you do not have acceptable identification and are not pre-registered on the voter’s list, you will be asked to return with acceptable ID in order to place a vote.
WHO ARE MY CANDIDATES?
You can place a vote for mayor, alongside councillors and school board trustees within your ward.
To view the candidates, click here.
CAN I VOTE IN TORONTO’S ELECTION IF I’M A STUDENT?
Yes. If you are a student in Toronto, but consider “home” to be elsewhere,you can still vote in Toronto’s election.
You will be eligible to vote in both your “home” municipality and the municipality you attend school in.
CAN I VOTE IN TORONTO’S ELECTION IF I DON’T HAVE A PERMANENT ADDRESS?
If you are an eligible voter, but don’t have a permanent address, you can still vote in Toronto’s 2022 election.
If you stay at a shelter or spend time at a drop-in centre, look for information cards and posters with details on the closest voting place to your shelter.
You may also find your voting location by using the MyVote web application.
WHAT IF I NEED ACCOMODATIONS ON TORONTO’S ELECTION DAY?
The city says all voting locations will be accessible.
For information about each location’s accessibility, including whether there are ramps, automatic opening doors or Voter Assist Terminals, visit toronto.ca/elections/voters.
A Voter Assist Terminal is a ballot-marking device intended to allow voters with disabilities to mark their ballot privately and independently. It includes a touch screen, an audio function, a braille keypad, a sip/puff tube, a rocker paddle/foot switch and zoom features to adjust font sizes and colour contrast. There will be two per ward.
People enter a voting location on municipal election day in Toronto on Monday, October 22, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov
If you need to use one of these terminals on election day and one is not located at your designated voting location, call 311 and request they transfer your ballet to a voting location with proper accessibility accommodations.
Instructions on how to vote will be made available in 26 languages at each voting location.
If you are physically unable to attend a voting location, you can request curbside voting by calling 311. A friend or support person can also go inside the voting place to let the election officials know that you require curbside voting.
For more information on election accommodations, visit toronto.ca/voteraccommodations. If you face a barrier to voting not addressed above or on the city’s website, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 311.
CTVNews.ca Top Stories
Canadian military would be 'challenged' to launch a large scale operation: chief of the defence staff
Canada’s military forces are 'ready' to meet their commitments should Russia's war in Ukraine spread to NATO countries, but it would be a 'challenge' to launch a larger scale operation in the long term, with ongoing personnel and equipment shortages, according to Chief of the Defence Staff Gen. Wayne Eyre.
Protests against China's restrictive COVID-19 measures appeared to roil in a number of cities Saturday night, in displays of public defiance fanned by anger over a deadly fire in the western Xinjiang region.
A 12-year-old boy is dead after playing Russian Roulette with peers in Jackson, Miss., police say.
Alcohol and speed were factors in a tragic collision that killed three junior hockey players in B.C.'s Lower Mainland last year, according to a coroner's report.
In less than 24 hours, Canada returns to the men’s FIFA World Cup for its next group stage match against Croatia. CTVNews.ca takes a look at what you need to know ahead of the game on Sunday.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his country's ultimate goal is to possess the world's most powerful nuclear force, as he promoted dozens of military officers involved in the recent launch of North Korea's largest ballistic missile, state media reported on Sunday.
A man went missing from a Carnival cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico. What happened next might well be a 'Thanksgiving miracle'
A passenger went missing from a Carnival cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico. Quick thinking and a 'miracle' saved the man's life.
With a seemingly endless list of choices, finding the right toy this holiday season may seem like a daunting task. Industry observers share the toys that caught their eyes this year.
Health officials across the country have stopped short of issuing mask mandates, despite rising cases of flu, RSV and COVID-19 in many regions. CTVNews.ca looks into how each province and territory is approaching whether to require masks in indoor public spaces.
Revenu Quebec confirmed on Friday citizens will start receiving their $400 to $600 cheques to combat inflation in early December. At the same time, the agency is cautioning Quebecers to beware of fraud text messages and emails.
With the 2022 UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) right around the corner, Montreal protestors are readying themselves for a busy December. On Saturday, a group of COP15 objectors gathered in the McGill University student union building for a seminar on protestor safety, police interactions and legal support.
Montreal-based Warner Bros. Entertainment release of Gotham Knights prompted calls for gaming companies to properly credit their workers. The issue is one that extends to many leading video game companies.
They’ve travelled from across the country to see their sons, brothers, and alma mater compete for the Vanier Cup
Thousands of Londoners lined Gainsborough road Saturday morning to see the man in red
This weekend local army reservists are taking part in training exercises across the province as the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have had to respond to more natural disasters in recent years.
‘Worked so hard to get to today’: Trustee speaks out after Cambridge confirms WCDSB election results
More than a month after Ontario’s municipal elections, the City of Cambridge clerk certified the results for the Waterloo Catholic District School Board (WCDSB) trustee election.
A pedestrian has been seriously injured following a collision at a busy Kitchener roundabout.
Commercial flights in and out of Region of Waterloo International Airport were cancelled Friday after a Flair Airlines plane carrying 140 people overran the runway during landing.
Throughout the afternoon Saturday, the Sudbury Five basketball team held an open tryouts at Notre Dame College on Lévis Street. Around a dozen people from across Ontario made their way to the city in hopes of making the team.
A Goulais, Ont. based tour agency was among eight award winners at the annual Northern Ontario Tourism Awards Summit this week.
The 3rd annual Let's Remember Adam Fill the Bus Toy and Food Drive took place in Mattawa Saturday.
Ontario Provincial Police say officers are at the scene of a blaze in Portland, Ont. where a vehicle fire has spread to a home.
The city councillor who represents the Mooney’s Bay area is speaking out after city staff decided to install fencing this winter to prevent people from sledding at Mooney’s Bay Park.
The Brockville community is showing their support this weekend for a teenager battling a deadly disease.
'I was at the right place at the right time,' Windsor Goodfellows volunteer goes viral after showing act of kindness
A volunteer with Windsor’s Goodfellows is overwhelmed with the response he’s received since a video of him offering to make a donation on someone’s behalf has amassed more than 27 million views on TikTok
An emergency town hall meeting is giving people the opportunity to weigh in on how the community should respond to an incident which saw a Windsor teacher reportedly use a racist slur twice in front of students.
An iconic stopover for students at the University of Windsor is closing its doors after more than three decades in business.
A Barrie couple who found love in the military is celebrating a significant wedding milestone.
A Bracebridge resort has been convicted of violating Ontario's Public Lands Act, receiving upwards of $180,000 in fines.
The Anne Street bridge project in Barrie is experiencing delays, with the Ministry of Transportation saying it likely won't be finished until sometime next year.
Friends of a man who died waiting for care inside the Moncton Hospital’s ER waiting room this past week held a demonstration Saturday outside the building, demanding answers and action.
A Moncton family is breathing a sigh of relief after police misidentified a body found, but questions remain about how law enforcement made the serious mix-up.
A new proposal from Nova Scotia Power would see electricity rates rise nearly 14 per cent by 2024, despite efforts to limit increases by the province.
Alberta Health Services (AHS) is eyeing emergency provisions to deal with a surge of patients inside the Alberta Children's Hospital.
Calgarians gathered Saturday to commemorate the 89th anniversary of the Holodomor, known as the terror-famine in the Soviet Union that killed millions of Ukrainians from 1932 to 1933.
Twelve new Calgary Transit and community peace officers are ready to hit the streets.
Manitoba RCMP are on the hunt for a Winnipeg man after a woman and her daughter were briefly kidnapped near Portage la Prairie Friday afternoon.
The Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS) is giving kids the chance to help pets in need this holiday season.
Winnipeg police are looking for suspects in the city's 47th homicide of the year.
Canada's supply of children's cold and flu medication increased by more than 2 million units this week, but it's not known when supplies will arrive in B.C., or how many are on the way to the province.
Temperatures are expected to dip below zero this weekend, a forecast that can be frighteningly cold for those who call the streets their home.
Two B.C. nurses were disciplined by their professional college this week for diverting narcotics from their workplaces.
Edmonton transit drivers are sharing images of what they are seeing on buses and the LRT on a sometimes daily basis in the hopes it will push the city to hire more transit peace officers.
An Edmonton woman appeared on an episode of Jeopardy Friday night, completing a lifelong dream and getting the chance to compete against a 14-day champion.
Beck Antiques and Jewellery's new location in Sherwood Park Mall was robbed Saturday morning, with thieves making off with several items, including coins and antique bills.