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Federal By-election Underway

Elections Canada issues writ of by-election for
Toronto–Danforth (Ontario)

OTTAWA, Monday, February 6, 2012

  • The writ of by-election was issued today by Elections Canada for the federal by-election to be held on Monday, March 19, 2012, in the electoral district of Toronto–Danforth (Ontario) to fill one vacancy in the House of Commons.

  • The local Elections Canada office in this electoral district will be open shortly.

  • All Canadian citizens in Toronto–Danforth who are at least 18 years of age on election day are eligible to vote. To vote in a federal by-election, an elector's address of ordinary residence must be in the electoral district from the first day of revision of the lists of electors, Wednesday, February 15, until election day, Monday, March 19.

  • Electors will be able to vote at advance polls on Friday, March 9, Saturday, March 10 and Monday, March 12; on election day; or by special ballot. Electors who wish to vote by special ballot must apply for their special ballot voting kit no later than 6:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Tuesday, March 13. Applications are available at, by phone, or in person at the local Elections Canada office and Canadian diplomatic or consular offices.

"Elections Canada continues to increase the accessibility of the electoral process by offering Canadians flexibility in how and when they can vote," says Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand.

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