Advance Vote: 2023 Municipal By-Election

Don't miss your chance to vote early!

What is an advance vote?

An advance vote is a vote cast before election day (June 26). During the advance voting period, from June 8 to June 13, voters have the option to vote at any of the designated advance vote locations throughout the city. If you want to avoid the rush on election day, advance voting is a smart way to vote at a time and place that is more convenient for you. 

Why vote earlier than election day?

  • Advance voting is less busy so you can avoid stressful lines.
  • Advance voting is more flexible; you can choose the day that works best for your schedule.
  • You can vote at any advance vote location, making it convenient no matter where you are in the City.
  • Sometimes life happens; vote early in case something comes up on election day.

Who is eligible for advance voting?

Anyone who is eligible to vote can use the advance vote option. You are eligible to vote if you are

  • a Canadian citizen; and
  • at least 18 years old; and
  • a resident in the city of Toronto; or
  • a non-resident of Toronto, but you or your spouse own or rent property in the city; and
  • not prohibited from voting under any law.

Where can I find a location to vote early?

The City of Toronto publishes the list of advance vote locations. Please check this link for the most up to date information.

Do I need to vote in my ward? 

No, you do not need to vote in your ward in the 2023 mayoral by-election, if you choose the advance vote option. You can cast a ballot at any of the 50 designated advance voting location that is convenient and accessible to you. If you wait until June 26, then you will need to vote at a designated location based on your address.

Who is on the ballot in the mayoral by-election?

This by-election will elect only one position: Mayor of Toronto. You can view the full list of candidates posted on the City’s website. To learn about where the candidates stand on key issues facing the city, check out the upcoming mayoral debates posted on our elections resources page.

Spread the word: download and share our Advance Vote One-Pager

Help engage Toronto residents in the upcoming election! Tell people in your community about advance vote options. Click on the image below to download a PDF of our Advance Vote One-Pager. You can email it to friends, family, and people in your community. You can also share this link on social media to help spread the word about advance vote options:


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