Guide to municipal elections: Here’s everything you need to know about voting in Toronto

The 2022 municipal election will take place on Monday, October 24.

Toronto residents, along with Ontarians, will go to the polls this fall to decide who will represent them at the Toronto City Council table and at the local school board level.

The 2022 municipal and school elections will take place on Monday, October 24.

We’ve put together this comprehensive guide that highlights key dates and information for voters.

This webpage will give you a list of all the candidates vying for the positions of mayor, city councilor and school trustee.

The deadline to become a candidate in the next municipal election ends at 2 p.m. on August 19.

Advance voting days are October 7-14.

Find information about your neighborhood by entering your address here.

How to vote

Identification (ID) showing your name and eligible address in Toronto is required when you go to vote. This webpage lists acceptable types of IDs.

Beginning September 1, Toronto Elections will accept revisions to the voters list. In order for your name to appear on the final Election Day voters list, all revisions must be submitted to Toronto Elections by September 23. This can be done through MyVote (a web application available September 1), by emailing [email protected] or by calling 416-338-1111.

You can use MyVote to confirm your voter information, update your voter information, add your name to the voters list, and download your voter information card to your mobile device.

Alternative forms of voting such as mail-in voting and proxy voting will be available in this municipal election in Toronto. Mail-in voting kit requests will be open beginning September 1. The deadline to apply is Friday, September 23 at 4:30 p.m. at 416-338-1111 or [email protected] The Voting Proxy Nomination Form must be certified by the City Clerk by October 24 at 4:30 p.m.

To vote in the Toronto municipal elections, you must be:

• A Canadian citizen; and

• Be at least 18 years old; and

• A resident of the City of Toronto; Where

• A non-resident of Toronto, but you or your spouse own or rent property in the city; and is not prohibited from voting under any law.

• And you must vote in the neighborhood where you live.

Information for students:

• If you are a student and consider ‘home’ to be where you live when you are not at school, meaning you plan to return, then you have the right to vote at both in your “home” municipality and in the municipality where you currently live while attending school.

• If you are a student attending school in another city, please check with the City Clerk of that municipality to find out your voting options.

• As a student and resident of the City of Toronto, if you cannot vote in the City of Toronto municipal election, you can appoint another elector as your proxy to vote on your behalf.

Melissa C. Keyes