The Municipal Election will be held on Monday, October 24, 2022. Electors must vote in the ward they live in between the hours of 10 am to 8 pm.
If you are a manager or supervisor with employees scheduled to work beyond 5 pm on October 24, please be aware of your responsibilities to the Canada Elections Act (outlined below). You are required to ensure these employees have three consecutive hours in which to cast a vote within their ward.
Under Section 132 of the Canada Elections Act:
“(1) Every employee who is an elector is entitled, during voting hours on polling day, to have three consecutive hours for the purpose of casting his or her vote and, if his or her hours of work do not allow for those three consecutive hours, his or her employer shall allow the time for voting that is necessary to provide those three consecutive hours.
(2) The time that the employer shall allow for voting under subsection (1) is at the convenience of the employer.”
Under Section 133, subsection (1) of the Act, “No employer may make a deduction from the pay of an employee, or impose a penalty, for the time that the employer shall allow for voting under subsection 132(1).”
Information on who can vote, how to vote, and voting options and accommodations are available on the City of Toronto website.