The City of Toronto is committed to ensuring that persons with disabilities have equal access to elections, and the ability to vote privately and independently.
Highlights of services for persons with disabilities include:
Accessible voting places: The City uses over 1,700 voting locations and all are accessible.
Accessible voting equipment: The Voter Assist Terminal (VAT) is a ballot-marking device that allows voters with disabilities and other special needs to mark their ballot privately and independently.
Curbside voting: If an elector is physically unable to go inside the voting place, they can request to have their ballot brought to their vehicle, outside of the building or to another area within the voting place.
Proxy voting: If an elector is unable to vote for any reason, on any of the available voting days, they may appoint a person (proxy voter) to vote on their behalf by completing a proxy appointment form.
Personal assistance to voters:
As outlined in the City Clerk’s customer service standards, all election staff are required to take mandatory customer service training and each is provided with the Accessible Customer Service Etiquette Guide.
If you have any accessibility-related questions, please feel free to call us at 416-338-1111 (press 6).
Phone: 416-338-1111 x6