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Your guide on how to vote in the municipal election on Monday.
When to vote:
Election day is Monday, October 24 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m
Where to vote:
You’ll need to find a polling station in your ward. Either search “Toronto polling stations” and go to the toronto.ca site, or use Toronto’s MyVote app to find your nearest polling station.
Who can vote:
To vote in Toronto’s municipal election, 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.
What to bring:
Voter Information Card (VIC): If you are on the voters’ list you should have received your VIC in the mail before advance voting days. Although the VIC is not mandatory to vote, it confirms with election officials that you are on the voters’ list and speeds up your time in the voting place.
Identification with Your Name and Toronto Address: You are required to show the election official acceptable identification to receive your ballot. You do not need photo ID, just one piece of ID showing your name and address within the City of Toronto. The most common forms of acceptable ID are:
- Government issued ID, such as drivers license, photo ID card, tax documents, hospital card
- Bank Issued, such as credit card statement, bank account statement, cancelled personalized cheque, loan agreement
- Utility Bill, such as Hydro, telephone or cable TV, water, gas or a bill from a public utilities commission
- Employment Issued, such as a cheque stub, T4 statement or pay receipt issued by an employer, statement of direct deposit from Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program
For more information, visit toronto.ca/city-government/elections/