Municipal Election – October 22, 2018

Date October 17, 2018
To: Principals, Deans, Academic Directors, Chairs (via the Provost’s Digest); Professional & Managerial Staff;
Chief Administrative Officers (via the CAO listserv)
From: Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity

In the forthcoming Municipal Election on Monday, October 22, 2018, voting hours will run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Electors must vote in the ward they live in.

Section 50 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 outlines voting absent entitlements for employees:

“(1) An elector whose hours of employment are such that he or she would not otherwise have three consecutive hours to vote on voting day is entitled to be absent from work for as long as is necessary to allow that amount of time.

(2) The absence shall be timed to suit the employer’s convenience as much as possible.”

Please ensure that all employees throughout your division whose normal work schedule would not allow them the three consecutive hours as outlined above are excused from work at an appropriate time in order to comply with the Act.

For the majority of employees whose normal work day ends at 5 p.m., no time off is required.

Information on who can vote, how to vote, and voting options and accommodations is available on the City of Toronto website.