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September 14, 2010
Proxy appointment forms now available for Toronto's October 25 election
  
If an elector cannot vote, for any reason, on any of the available voting days, he or she may appoint someone as a proxy to vote on his or her behalf. The proxy must be someone who is an eligible elector in Toronto and who the elector trusts to vote in accordance with her/his wishes.

An elector may act on behalf of
• one other qualified elector who is not a relative, or
• one or more qualified electors who are relatives, using separate proxy forms for each.

"Relative" refers to the parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, brother, sister, spouse or the elector appointed.

The City will mail proxy appointment forms to electors, which can be requested by phoning 416-338-1111 (TTY service 416-338-0889).

Proxy appointment forms are also available from City Clerk's Office locations (listed below) Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

On the weekday advance vote dates of October 5, 6, 7, 8, 12 and 13, the City Clerk's Office will be open at the locations listed below from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and it will be open on the advance vote weekend dates of October 16 and 17 from noon to 5 p.m., for the purpose of issuing proxies. (The City Clerk's Office will be closed on Thanksgiving Monday - October 11.)

City Clerk's Office locations for proxy forms (and other election-related business):
• Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 1st floor north
• Etobicoke Civic Centre, 399 the West Mall, main floor
• North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., ground floor
• Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr., 3rd floor
• Toronto Elections Office, 89 Northline Rd.

The elector appointed must present both copies of the proxy appointment form in person along with acceptable identification of both the elector making the appointment (photocopies acceptable) and the elector appointed (original copy) to the City Clerk or designate for certification.

A list of acceptable identification is available on the Toronto Elections website: http://www.toronto.ca/elections.

Proxy appointment forms must contain original signatures and must be certified by the City Clerk’s office to be accepted at the voting place. Election officials will not accept faxed or photocopied proxy forms.

Further details about proxy voting are available in the "FAQ" section of the City's website at http://www.toronto.ca/elections/voters/faq.htm.

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 livability 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.

Media contact:
Rob Andrusevich, City of Toronto Strategic Communications, 416-397-4149, randrus@toronto.ca






 

 

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