Vote by mail

Eligible voters will be able to choose an alternative to in-person voting in the 2022 Municipal Election. From July 22 until September 9, you can apply for a voting package to be delivered to your home.

On this page

  1. Apply to vote by mail
  2. Complete your vote by mail ballot
  3. Mail or deliver your ballot

Apply to vote by mail

Follow these steps to apply for a vote by mail ballot online:

  1. Make an electronic copy of the identification document (ID) you are using for proof of name and address. It must match what is on the voters list. View the Ontario government rules related to accepted identification. You may scan or photograph your ID. For a good quality photo of your ID follow these steps:
    • place your ID on a flat dark surface before taking the photo
    • take the photo from directly above and not at an angle
    • make sure all four corners of your document are visible
    • avoid glare blocking any of the images or text by turning off your flash and using natural light
    • make sure that all the text and images in the photo are clear and readable
  2. Complete your application using the form below. You will receive your kit to vote in the mail. If your name is not on the voter list, you will be able to register to vote as part of completing your application.

Complete your vote by mail ballot

When you receive your vote by mail kit, it will have:

  • a ballot
  • instructions for how to mark your ballot
  • a small ballot secrecy envelope
  • a voter declaration form
  • a large return envelope with prepaid postage

To properly cast your ballot by mail, please complete these steps in order:

  1. Mark your ballot by following the enclosed instructions;
  2. Place your ballot in the small secrecy envelope and seal it;
  3. Complete and sign your voter declaration form;
  4. Place the small secrecy envelope and the voter declaration form in the large return envelope and seal it.

If you have more than one person in your household voting by mail, they must each complete their own vote by mail kit. Do not place multiple ballots in one return envelope.

Your vote is secret. It is illegal to take a photo or video of your ballot after you mark it or show it to any person. However, if you aren’t able to fill out the ballot by yourself you may ask someone to help you.

Candidates and their campaign workers are not permitted to help you with completing or delivering your vote by mail ballot.

Mail or deliver your ballot

You can deliver your vote using one of the following options:

  1. Send your vote by mail by using Canada Post as you would any other item of regular mail. Postage is prepaid and additional postage is not required. We strongly advise that you mail your ballot by October 13 so that it is received in time. Ballots received after October 24 will not be counted.
  2. Drop off your return envelope at the Legislative Services counter at 100 Regina Street South during our regular office hours until 8:00 p.m. on October 24.
  3. Place your return envelope in our secure drop-box at 100 Regina Street South on the side of the building facing William Street at any date or time until 8:00 p.m. on October 24.