Final candidates list confirmed for Toronto municipal election|
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The City Clerk for the City of Toronto has confirmed the final list of candidates for election in 2010 for seats with City Council and Toronto's school boards. The final candidates list is available at http://www.toronto.ca/elections.
There are 84 seats to be filled in the 2010 election - one mayor, 44 councillors and 39 school board trustees.
There are 477 candidates in 2010, including:
• 40 for mayor
• 279 for city councillor
• 89 for trustee for the Toronto District School Board
• 59 for trustee for the Toronto Catholic District School Board
• 8 for trustee for Conseil scolaire de district du Centre Sud-Ouest (French public school board)
• 2 for trustee for Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud (French Catholic school board)
There are 2 acclamations for 2010. The acclaimed candidates are:
• Nathalie Dufour Séguin, Ward 3, Trustee, Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud (French Catholic school board) Ward 3
• Claude-Reno D'Aigle, Ward 4, Trustee, Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud (French Catholic school board)
In the 2006 municipal election there were 456 candidates. The candidate breakdown was:
• 38 for mayor
• 275 for city councillor
• 97 for trustee for the Toronto District School Board
• 38 for trustee for the Toronto Catholic District School Board
• 5 for trustee for Conseil scolaire de district du Centre Sud-Ouest (French public school board)
• 3 for trustee for Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud (French Catholic school board).
The weekday advance vote for the Toronto election happens from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. October 5, 6, 7, 8, 12 and 13 at these accessible locations - Toronto City Hall and the East York, Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough and York Civic Centres. Eligible voters can vote on the given dates no matter where they live in the City of Toronto. People do not need a special reason for choosing to vote in advance of Election Day (October 25). The six voting locations will be equipped with touch screen voting terminals that let everyone, including those who are blind and partially sighted, vote electronically using a paperless audio ballot.
The weekend advance vote will be available at one location in each ward on Saturday, October 16 and Sunday, October 17 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eligible voters can vote at the location in their ward. Electors who need assistance marking their ballot will be able to use the Voter Assist Terminal to mark their paper ballot privately and independently. Weekend advance vote locations and information about the Voter Assist Terminal is available on the Toronto Election website.
On Election Day, October 25, voting places across the city will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Electors must vote where they live. Voter Assist Terminal are now available on Election Day. Those who wish to use this assistive device should contact Toronto Elections at 416-338-1111 (press 6) or e-mail AccessibleElections@toronto.ca before October 18th to make the necessary arrangements.
In October, voters will receive a voter information card that tells them where to vote on Election Day and a list the locations for the advance vote during the weekend of October 16 and 17.
Voters are reminded to check if their name is on the voters’ list by calling 311 (TTY users can call 416-338-0889). Outside the 416 area code, callers should dial 416-392-CITY(2489).
City of Toronto election website: toronto.ca/elections (http://www.toronto.ca/elections).
Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents. For information about non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Rob Andrusevich, City of Toronto Strategic Communications, 416-397-4149, email@example.com