Toronto's Mayoral Election: June 26th
Get Out the Vote for Climate Justice.
Get Out the Vote for Climate Justice
Climate change is one of the greatest threats we've ever faced. As young people, we can't wait any longer on the sidelines. We've got to bring political and systemic change. We've got to vote.
Why is this election important?
Cities are hotspots of greenhouse gas emissions. Toronto is the largest city in Canada, and if we took serious action on climate change, the ripple effects could be massive.
This mayoral election could decide the fate of climate action in Toronto. The city's climate action plan, 'TransformTO's Net Zero Strategy', is thorough, aimed at both reducing emissions and advancing social equity across all sectors - housing, transport, waste, energy, etc.
It would be incredible if it were fully funded and implemented- however, under the current government, funding is nowhere near what it needs to be. Action must be taken by the next mayor to combat the climate crisis, the housing crisis, and our numerous social justice crises at once. It's up to us to help vote that mayor in on June 26th.
How to Vote
Use Your Power!
Visit the city's website to use 'MyVote', which allows you to register to vote, check which candidates are running, and more. On June 1st, this app will include more information, such as your closest voting locations. More info: www.toronto.ca/city-government/elections/by-election/by-election-voter-information/myvote-by-elections/
For more information on the election, go to: www.toronto.ca/city-government/elections/by-election/
Who can vote
You can vote in this election if you are a(n):
At least 18 years old
A resident of the city of Toronto
To vote, all you need is a piece of government-issued ID with your name and address on it. A school report card, drivers licence, etc. all work. You can register to vote on the city's website (above), or you can register on the spot at your voting location.
Apply to Vote by Mail until May 26 at 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 8 to Tuesday, June 13, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday, June 26, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Learn More About The Candidates:
There are SO MANY candidates. Here is a list of all of them. For more info, go to Toronto Star's election coverage: https://www.thestar.com/news/toronto-election.html
If you're too young to vote, make sure anyone you know over 18 does vote, or take action to get out the vote in your area (see below)!