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October 10, 2006
Campaign spending limits declared
Toronto’s City Clerk, Ulli. S. Watkiss, announced the campaign spending limits for mayoralty, councillor and trustee candidates today. View the detailed breakdown of the spending limits for each office.

Municipal election campaign spending limits are determined by provincial law. Mayoralty candidates can spend $7,500, plus 70 cents per elector, while councillor and trustee candidates can spend $5,000, plus 70 cents per elector.

The campaign spending limits determine the amount of money that a candidate can spend in running their campaign for municipal office. Some examples of campaign expenses include: the production of advertising or promotional material and its distribution or publication and the cost of securing a campaign office or meeting space.

The total number of eligible electors on the City’s voters’ list as of September 29, 2006 is 1,437,335. In 2003, the City had 1,650,067 individuals on its voters’ list as of nomination day.

An eligible elector can add their name to the voters’ list or revise their information by completing an “Application to Amend the Voters’ List.” The forms are available on the City’s website, by mail through the election call centre, or from the Elections and Registry Services counters of the City Clerk’s Office from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at City Hall, North York Civic Centre, Scarborough Civic Centre, Etobicoke Civic Centre, and 3 Dohme Ave.

Amendments can be made to the voters’ list up to, and including election day.

To vote in the City of Toronto’s municipal election you must be a Canadian citizen; at least 18 years of age; a resident of the City of Toronto or a non-resident owner or tenant of land in the City of Toronto, or their spouse; and not prohibited from voting under any law.

Media contact:
Brad Ross, Strategic Communications, 416-392-8937,
(cell) 416-919-6503
Greg Essensa, Director, Elections and Registry Services,



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