Voting by Mail

Toronto's municipal election is scheduled for 2022, and you can view the final tally and a breakdown of the vote by poll at the City Clerk's website.

By October 21, 2022 at 12 p.m. (noon), you must have mailed back your completed Mail-in Voting package to Toronto Elections. m )

Whether you choose to mail your ballot back to Canada Post for arrival no later than October 21 or drop it off in a secure yellow drop box, be sure to get it back to us by then. Each district has one yellow drop box available until October 21 at 12 p.m. m ) Any of the yellow mailboxes is acceptable for dropping off your package.

Voter information packet contents:

  1. Formal written instructions or declarations that must be signed in order to cast a ballot
  2. The results of a legitimate vote
  3. Vote-hiding envelope in white
  4. A yellow, postage-paid envelope for your return

It's important to know that a voter information card is also included in the mail if you requested to vote by mail. Relax, everything will be fine If your name is on the voters' list, you will receive a voter information card. When voting in person, a voter identification card is not required. If your request to vote by mail is accepted by Toronto Elections, you will be marked as "voted" and asked to refrain from casting a ballot in person during early voting or on election day. You are only allowed one vote. If you originally intended to vote by mail but then changed your mind and decided to vote in person, you will need to fill out a declaration at the polling place. You'll need to bring in proof of your identity and a suitable Toronto address.

When you mail back your ballot, you can no longer vote in person.

If you have any questions or need any modifications made for your accessibility, please contact us at:

  • Electoral Services of Toronto ca
  • Call: 311

You can register to vote by mail if you are a registered voter in Toronto and would prefer not to vote in person.

Please take note that the deadline for requesting a mail-in ballot was Friday, September 23.

Get the details on who can vote in the 2022 municipal election.

  • Send in your absentee ballot application between September 1 and September 23, 2022.
  • You can apply through their website until Friday, September 23, 2022, at 4:30 p.m., or you can call 416-338-1111 (option 5) to speak with someone at Toronto Elections. m
  • The new application deadline is November 30 at 11:59 p. m The 23rd of September
  • Your voting materials will be mailed to you between September 23 and October 5 once they have been approved by Toronto Elections.
  • Check out the local candidates for your ward.
  • Mark your ballot by filling in the oval to the right of the candidate's name (only use a black or blue pen to mark your ballot) when you've made your selections for mayor, councilmembers, and school trustees.
  • Voting by mail requires careful attention to the enclosed instructions.
  • Before the October 21st, noon (12 p.m.) deadline, be sure to mail back your completed ballot to Toronto Elections. m )
  • To submit your ballot via mail, you can either:
  1. Send it using the postage paid envelope to any Canada Post box before October 21.
  2. Bring to a ward's yellow drop box by hand. Vote by mail packages can be dropped off at any location with a yellow box.
Mandatory Identifying Documents

If you are applying to be added to or updating your information on the voters' list, you may be asked to submit identification in order to vote by mail.

Voters in Toronto only need one piece of photo identification with their name and address on it. Check out the complete list of approved identification

Voting Materials Received by Mail

Your ballot, declaration/instruction form, secrecy envelope, and pre-paid yellow envelope (within Canada) will all arrive in the mail.

Voting Procedures in Detail

Your marked ballot will be counted only if you do the following.

  1. Obtain a Declaration Form, fill it out, and then tear it off. If you don't sign the Declaration Form, your ballot will be thrown out.
  2. If necessary, include a photocopy of your identification in the yellow Election Return Envelope (but don't seal it).
  3. Simply drop the completed and detached Declaration Form into the unstamped yellow Election Return Envelope.
  4. After casting your vote, place your ballot in the white Ballot Secrecy Envelope and make sure it's sealed.
  5. Seal the yellow Election Return Envelope and place it inside the white Ballot Secrecy Envelope.

The yellow Election Return Envelope containing all necessary materials must be received by noon (12 p. m ) by mail via Canada Post on Friday, October 21, 2022, or in person between October 7 and October 21 at a yellow Mail-in Voting Drop Box.

Drop off your ballot in one of the secure yellow drop boxes if you voted by mail. Beginning at noon on Monday, October 7 and ending on Friday, October 21 at the drop boxes, m ) There will be a single drop box per ward, but packages can be left at any of these locations.

Through October 21 at 12 p.m. (noon), drop box locations will be emptied daily and monitored by CCTV. m )

Sending Back Your Ballot by Mail

In order for Toronto Elections to count your mail-in ballot, it must arrive at their offices by noon (12 p. m at the current local time on Friday, October 21, 2022 Any packages received after that time will not be included.

Your yellow return envelope can be dropped off at a secure yellow drop box or mailed back to you via Canada Post. There will be one drop box in each floor.

The confirmation code you received via email after submitting your application online can be used to track your shipment. You'll be able to see the exact time your request was received. has been approved, when it has been mailed, and when Toronto Elections has received your completed package

It's important to remember that you can't drop off your completed mail-in ballot at a polling place.

Beginning September 1, 2022, all international mailing requests must be submitted online.

If your application is accepted, you can expect to receive your materials from Toronto Elections by regular mail beginning September 23, 2022. It typically takes 5–7 business days for an international letter to arrive via Canada Post.

The cost of return postage and mailing your completed mail-in ballot package is your responsibility. Elections Toronto does not accept ballots or packages via email. When returning materials to Toronto Elections, please do so before Friday, October 21 at noon (12 p. m ) in order for your ballot to be tabulated

Eligible overseas voters also have the option of voting by proxy, where they can appoint another voter who meets the same criteria to cast their ballot on their behalf. To find out more, please email [email protected]

Keeping Tabs on Your Ballot Through the Mail

If you submitted your application online and received a confirmation number via email, you can use this number to check the status of your shipment. The status of your request can be viewed at any time. package is approved, when it is mailed, and when Toronto Elections receives it

Don't hesitate to contact Toronto Elections if you don't receive your package despite the fact that tracking indicates it was sent or returned. Dial 416-338-1111 and choose option 5.

Affordability Modifications for Disabled People

To discuss accessibility accommodation options, please call 416-338-1111 and select option 5 if you need help with any part of the application process, including completing the packaging and marking your ballot, or mailing your completed Mail-in Vote package.

If you need help, talk to a loved one, caretaker, or designated person instead of a candidate for the 2022 election.

Requests for Voter Information Brochures in Braille

Voting by mail applications received after September 1, 2022 can include a request for a braille voting package. Canada Post will begin sending out Braille Mail-in Ballot Packets on September 23.

When the package is shipped, you will receive an email with further resources and instructions.

Items included in the braille package are:

  1. It's a braille instruction/declaration form that needs to be signed and sent back.
  2. Vote official with this braille overlay template.
  3. A certified vote tally
  4. Your official ballot and overlay template, along with a braille and print version of the candidate list
  5. Braille embossed label for use in a ballot privacy envelope
  6. Included: a braille-embossed return address label and a pre-paid, yellow envelope.
To Replace the Package, Please

Call 416-338-1111 and select option 5 to reach the Mail-in Voting team so that they can send you a replacement ballot.

When your application to vote by mail is accepted by Toronto Elections, you will be marked as "voted" and asked not to cast a ballot in the early voting period or on election day.

For those who have applied for Mail-in Voting but haven't yet returned their ballots, a declaration must be filled out at the polling place to indicate that they will instead be voting in person. In order to cast a ballot in person, you must be able to prove your identity.

If you have already mailed in your ballot, you will not be able to cast a vote at a polling place. Voting is now closed.

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