Ranked ballots are a simple change to how we vote that can have a big impact: having more choices at the ballot box means more voters' voices get represented at City Council, our elections are more fair, the campaigns are more friendly, and the range of candidates who run (and win!) are more diverse.
Did you know that ranked ballot elections are not permitted in Ontario right now? In 2020, the Ontario government took away municipalities' choice to decide for themselves if they wanted to use ranked ballots in their elections, after London, Ontario had already completed their first one.
We want the provincial government to bring back a municipality's right to choose.
We need your help. As a grassroots advocacy organization, we can't bring ranked ballots to Toronto's elections without the support of the community. Add your voice to the cause by signing our petition, sign up for our newsletter, and make a donation!
On June 26, Toronto voters returned to the ballot booth to vote for a new mayor in a special by-election. We asked mayoral candidates to take our pledge to support ranked ballots.
Congratulations to Olivia Chow on her recent election as Mayor of the City of Toronto. We're pleased Mayor Chow is a supporter of ranked ballots and look forward to working with her and the rest of City Council to make them a reality for Toronto elections in the future.