Proxy Vote

If you are unable to vote on October 22 or on any of the Advance Vote Days, you can appoint a proxy. A proxy is a person who is an eligible voter and whom you trust to vote on your behalf. A proxy is someone that can go to the voting place and cast a ballot on your behalf. This person must be an eligible elector and should be someone you trust to mark the ballot the way you have instructed them to. A proxy can represent multiple members of his or her immediate family, but only one individual who is not a member of his or her immediate family.

How to appoint a proxy

To appoint a proxy, you have to fill in an Appointment for Voting Proxy form.

You can appoint a voting proxy from July 31, 2018, until October 22, 2018, during regular business hours. Your proxy must bring the form to the Elections Office, Ottawa City Hall or any Client Service Centre during regular business hours, along with proof of his or her identity, and have it certified by City staff. In addition, a voting proxy may be appointed between noon and 5 p.m. on Advance Vote Days.

Deadline for appointing a proxy

All voting proxies must be appointed before 4:30 p.m. on Voting Day (October 22, 2018).


The information provided on this page is offered on a courtesy basis by David Gourlay. In case of any disagreement between the information provided here and that provided by the City of Ottawa, the City of Ottawa’s version is the definitive version.