If you are an eligible elector, you may appoint another person to vote on your behalf. This person is known as a “Proxy” voter. This person must be a qualified elector and someone you trust (the voters' list will be checked for this purpose). You cannot appoint more than one voting proxy or act as a voting proxy for more than one other person. However, this restriction does not apply if the proxy and the other person are spouses or siblings of each other, parent and child, or grandparent and grandchild.
You may obtain a Form 3 - Appointment of Voting Proxy by calling 519-255-6100 ext. 6285 during normal business hours, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (holidays excepted).
You can also download the Form 3 - Appointment of Voting Proxy to print and complete at home, and have your voting proxy bring it to the poll with them.
Proxy forms will also be available at the advance polls and on Voting Day at the WFCU Centre.
Box A on the form will be completed at the time you obtain the proxy certificate from the City Clerk. The person you appoint as a proxy must then bring in the proxy certificate with your signature on it, show proof of their identity, and have it certified by the City Clerk at City Hall.
Please note that Election Officials at the voting station will not accept uncertified, faxed or photocopied proxy certificates at the voting place.
The following rules apply to the issuance of Proxy Certificates:
Only original signatures will be accepted on the proxy forms
The name of the person appointed as the voting proxy must be filled in on the form at the time it is signed by the elector who is appointing the proxy.
The proxy certificate must be completed at the Office of the City Clerk where the elector appointed will take the declaration.
The proxy certificate will be officially certified by the City Clerk or designate.
The EL54 Register of Proxy Appointments will be completed at the time when the form is brought to the Office of the City Clerk to be certified.
The proxy certificate is a public document and may be inspected by any person during the election process.
The appointment does not remain in effect after Voting Day of the Ward 7 By-Election.
Office of the City Clerk
Suite 530, 350 City Hall Square West
Phone: For general election information, call 311. For detailed election inquiries, please call (519) 255-6222 ext. 6285.
Fax: (519) 255-6868