How to Vote in Tenant Elections

How to Vote in Tenant Elections

As COVID-19 restrictions are lifted and we move into different phases of business recovery, Toronto Community Housing staff will resume the tenant election process in a multi-phased approach. Tenant elections will be held across the portfolio in three phases. 

Communities in phase one will complete their elections by the end of November, however election dates will vary by community. Communities in phase two and phase three are expected to have established their tenant leadership (Tenant Elections completed) by the end of spring 2021. 

When their community enters an active phase of the tenant election process, tenants will either select their Community Representatives or members of Building/Townhouse Committees will elect two members to sit at the Tenant Community Action Table (depending on which engagement model was originally selected). 

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.