The Pledge

In the run up to the 2023 Scarborough Southwest Toronto City Council by-election, RaBIT is building a coalition of candidates who support restoring Toronto's ability to use ranked ballots for it's municipal elections. This coalition is built around the following ranked ballots Candidate Pledge which we are asking candidates to sign:

As a candidate in the 2023 Scarborough Southwest Toronto City Council by-election, I pledge that, if elected, I will support and work to restore Toronto's ability to use ranked ballots. Once it is again possible, I pledge to vote in favour of Toronto using ranked ballots for its elections.

The Details

As part of our pledge campaign, RaBIT is contacting candidates running in the 2023 Scarborough Southwest Toronto City Council by-election. We are providing each of these candidates with information about ranked ballots and about our candidate pledge campaign and offering to answer any questions they may have. We are also asking these candidates to take our Candidate Pledge.

Read the candidates' responses

Please note that RaBIT does not endorse candidates, even if they have taken the pledge. Rather, the purpose of our candidate pledge campaign is to provide voters with information regarding candidates' position on ranked ballots. It is our hope that in doing so RaBIT can help voters make an informed decision when they cast their ballot.

The Report Card

Those candidates who have signed the pledge have been marked as having taken the pledge and have been offered space on our website to explain why they have decided to support ranked ballots. Those candidates who have declined to take the pledge or have not responded to our invitation to do so have been marked as having not yet taken the pledge.

Additionally, for those candidates who have previously been candidates in an election during which RaBIT has run a candidate pledge campaign, we have also provided a ranked ballot Report Card. This report card provides a factual summary of these candidates' positions on RaBIT's 2018 and 2022 Candidate Pledges:

In a few select cases we have provided additional relevant information regarding a candidate's prior support, or lack thereof, for ranked ballots on a more ad hoc basis. If you feel we have not included an important piece of information regarding a candidate's past support, or lack thereof, for ranked ballots, please let us know by contacting us at [email protected].

If you have any questions concerning the ranked ballot Candidate Pledge, or are a candidate who would like to take the pledge, please do not hesitate to get in touch with RaBIT at [email protected].