Voting by proxy

Voting by proxy

If you are unable to vote on October 27 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 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 commencing on September 12, 2014 at 2 p.m. until Monday, October 27, 2014 during regular business hours.  Your proxy must bring the form to the Elections OfficeOttawa 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.