Posted by Steve Jones
Tue, Oct 21, 2014
The Toronto municipal election will occur on October 27, 2014. Voting places are open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. There is one voting place for each of Toronto's 44 wards. You can find out where your voting place is at http://app.toronto.ca/vote/myVote.do.
You will need to bring identification that shows your name and qualifying Toronto address with you to the voting place. This ID can be:
- Ontario driver's license
- Ontario health card
- Ontario photo card
- 26 other forms of ID
The City of Toronto is committed that every voter have the means and opportunity to exercise their rights as a citizen to vote in the municipal election. The City Clerk's office is responsible for ensuring that elections are accessible to every voter. There are a number of services provided to voters with special needs, among them:
- Proxy voter: If you are unable to vote in person, you can complete a Voting Proxy Appointment (VPA) form, available at any of the five City Clerk's office locations. Your proxy must vote for you in person at your voting place and will need to show both the original VPA form and a photocopy of your identification.
- Curbside voting: If you are physically unable to go inside the voting place, you may request to have your ballot brought to you in your vehicle or another place outside or inside the building. Someone will need to go inside to let election officials know of your request.
- Personal assistance: You may request to have a friend, relative or an election official assist you behind the voting screen. You may also be accompanied by a support person or service animal.
- Transportation assistance: If you need transportation to the voting place, call 2-1-1 or visitwww.211ontario.ca for more information. Reserve your spot as early as possible, as demand is frequently high for this service.
- Accessible equipment: The Voter Assist Terminal (VAT) is a technological ballot-marking machine that allows voters with disabilities to vote privately and independently. It contains a number of special devices including a touch screen, an audio component, a Braille keypad, a sip/puff tube, a rocker paddle/foot switch and zoom features for low vision.
For more information, check out the City's election information page.