Vote By Proxy
If you are unable to make it to a voting place during voting opportunities or feel uncomfortable about voting in person, you can also vote by proxy.
A proxy is someone that can go to the voting place and cast a ballot on someone else’s behalf. A proxy must be an eligible elector and can still cast their own ballot.
A proxy can vote for only one other person unless they are representing members of their own family. A proxy appointed for a person who is not a family member can act as the proxy for this one person only. A person cannot be appointed as a proxy for a non-family member and a family member at the same time.
How to appoint a proxy
Electors can appoint a proxy from Thursday, September 1, 2022, until Monday, October 24, 2022.
To appoint a proxy, the elector and the person you want to appoint must fill out two copies of the Appointment for Voting Proxy - Form 3. The individual that has been appointed must take the completed forms to the Elections Office, or any Client Service Centre during regular business hours, and have it certified by City staff.
Information required by proxy at voting place
Once the completed forms have been certified, the individual that has been appointed as a proxy is required to provide the following:
- Original copy of the Appointment for Voting Proxy - Form 3 that was certified and,
- Proof of identity in accordance with the voter identification requirements.
Deadline for appointing a proxy
All voting proxies must be appointed by 4:30 pm on Voting Day, Monday, October 24, 2022.
Appointment for Voting Proxy - Form 3 can be filed at the Elections Office or any Client Service Centre during regular business hours.
- On September 24 and 25, 2022 (Advance Voting Days), Client Service Centres will be open from noon to 5 pm allowing voting proxy applications to be presented.
- On September 26 and 27, October 7, and October 14, 2022 (Advance Voting Days), Client Service Centres will be open from 8:30 am to 5 pm allowing voting proxy applications to be presented.
For more information, please see the City of Ottawa Elections Office website.
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