How to Vote in Tenant Elections

How to Vote in Tenant Elections

On Thursday, April 16, 2020, Toronto Community Housing tenants across the city will vote in tenant elections by selecting their Community Representatives and Building/Townhouse Committees will elect two members to sit at the Tenant Community Action Table. 

Tenants will be able to vote in their building on April 16. Keep a look out for posters in your building closer to the date or contact your local engagement Community Services Coordinator (CSC). Don't know who your CSC is? Call our Client Care Centre at 416-981-5500 and an agent will connect you to the right person.

Before heading to the polls on Election Day, know your options and who you're voting for. This will help make the voting process easier and efficient.

On Voting Day you may...

  • Not campaign in your building or near the polling station on Election Day on behalf of candidates
  • Not linger in the polling station. Once you submit your vote, you must leave the polling station. Only polling station staff and authorized volunteers are allowed.
  • Visit the location of where voting will be held in your building/townhouse community.
  • Bring identification and present it at the time of registering at the polling station.
  • Be 16 years of age or older in order to be eligible to vote.
  • Only vote once and can only vote in your designated polling station.
  • Get a blank ballot initialled by the Poll Captain. Once you receive your blank ballot, you must go behind the voting screen, mark your ballot, fold it and place it in the ballot box.
  • Send someone else to vote on your behalf if you are unable to vote. This is called proxy voting.
  • Arrange to have a ballot taken to you if you are physically unable to go to the polling station.
  • Return to the polling station once voting closes for a public ballot count and announcement of the results.