Six days of advance voting for Toronto’s 2023 by-election for mayor begins tomorrow

2023 June 7

Advance voting for Toronto’s 2023 by-election for mayor begins tomorrow, Thursday, June 8, and will run for six consecutive days until Tuesday, June 13.

Unique for this by-election, eligible voters can cast their ballot at any of the 50 advance voting locations between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. A map of all advance voting locations is available on the Toronto Elections Advance Vote web page .

On election day, Monday, June 26, voters must vote at their designated location.

Photo opportunity for media
Media will have the opportunity to photograph and film one of Toronto’s 2023 by-election for mayor advance voting locations this Thursday, June 8.

Date: Thursday, June 8
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Trinity Community Recreation Centre, 155 Crawford St.

The City’s Media Attendance at a Voting Place policy will be in effect during advance vote (June 8 to 13) and on election day (June 26). The policy is available on the City website.

Voters can visit MyVote  to:
• Learn where and when to vote
• Find out if they are on the voters’ list
• View, download or print their Voter Information Card (if on the voters’ list)
• See the list of candidates running
• Find their ward and map
• Find accessibility information about their voting location
• Review a sample of the ballot

Voter eligibility
To vote in the 2023 by-election for mayor, voters 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 they or their spouse own or rent property in the city; and
• not prohibited from voting under any law.

Voters may only vote once in the 2023 by-election for mayor regardless of how many properties they own or rent within the city. On election day (June 26), if a voter owns or rents multiple properties and lives in Toronto, they must only vote in the ward where they live.

Mail-In Voting

If a voter applied to vote by mail but decides they want to vote in person and have not returned their Mail-In Voting package, they can vote in person during advance vote or on election day. Voters must provide identification that shows their name and qualifying Toronto address. More information is available on the Toronto Elections mail-in voting webpage .

In response to the June 6 vandalism of a drop box , all Mail-In Voting drop boxes are in the process of being relocated inside at their specific sites across the city. To find a drop box visit the Toronto Elections Mail-in Voting webpage .

What to take to the voting place
Voters are reminded to bring identification that shows their name and qualifying Toronto address and their Voter Information Card (VIC) when they go to vote. A VIC is not required to vote, but the VIC does provide information about when and where to vote and will contribute to a more efficient voting experience.

If an eligible voter on the voters’ list does not receive a VIC by mail, they can visit MyVote (www.toronto.ca/MyVote) to print a VIC or download a digital copy to their smartphone, which can be shown at the voting place, along with acceptable identification.

A list of acceptable identification is available on the Toronto Elections Voter Information webpage .

More information about VICs is available on the Toronto Elections Voter Information Card webpage .

Accessibility for advance vote
A Voter Assist Terminal is available at all advance vote locations to enable voters with disabilities to mark their ballot privately and independently. The Voter Assist Terminal includes features such as a touch screen, audio function, braille keypad, sip/puff tube device, rocker paddle/foot switch and zoom features to adjust font sizes and colour contrast. If an eligible voter requires the use of a Voter Assist Terminal on election day and one is not located at their designated voting location, they can request to have their ballot transferred by calling 416-338-1111, press 6.

Election images and b-roll are available on the City’s Media Room webpage .

More information about Toronto’s 2023 by-election for mayor is available on the Toronto Elections webpage .