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October 4, 2001
Ward 31 by-election set for December 3
City Council has approved a by-election for Ward 31, Beaches-East York, to be
held on Monday, December 3. The by-election fills a vacancy left by Michael
Prue, who was elected to the Provincial Legislature on September 20. In the
interim, staff will continue to serve the constituents of Ward 31 through the
office of the former councillor.

Nominations for candidates close at 5 p.m., November 2. The term of office
begins December 4, 2001 and ends on November 30, 2003. Nomination papers will
be available from the City Clerk's Office at Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen
Street West, 5th floor, west tower beginning October 5. A signed consent to the
nomination, a declaration of qualification by the candidate and a $100
nomination-filing fee (cash, certified cheque or money order) are required.

Thirty-four voting locations will be used in this by-election, plus one advance
voting location. Each location will employ one vote tabulator machine. Advance
voting will take place on Saturday, November 24 and Sunday, November 25 from
noon to 6 p.m. Advance voting locations will be announced in the coming weeks.

Under the Municipal Act, subject to some timing restrictions, Council has the
option to hold a by-election or appoint a qualified elector to fill a Council
vacancy. City Council policy states that if a Council seat is vacant before
November 30 in the year prior to a municipal election, a by-election will be
held. More information about the by-election will be available on the City's
Web site,
, after October 5.

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