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How to Proxy Vote

Form 3 - Appointment for Voting Proxy

A person who is entitled to be an elector and is not able to attend the advance vote or voting place on Voting Day to vote, may appoint another person (but only one) as a voting proxy to vote on their behalf.  The person acting as a proxy must also be an eligible elector.  A person appointed as a proxy may only act for one person who is not a relative, or, they may act as proxy for any number of relatives who are spouses or siblings of each other, parent and child, or grandparent and grandchild).  The person appointed as a voting proxy must be entitled to be an elector in the Town of Fort Erie.

The period for appointing a voting proxy on the prescribed Form 3 begins on Monday, August 22, 2022 at 4:00 p.m, unless additional nominations are required under Section 33(5) in which case it will be after 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 24, 2022. 

The last date for appointing a proxy is Voting Day, October 24, 2022; however, time must be allowed for the person who is appointed as a proxy to present the appointing document to the Clerk (or designate) at Town Hall to be certified. The Clerk’s Office will close at 4:30 p.m. on October 24, 2022.

Applicants to act as proxies must attend the Office of the Clerk in person and present the prescribed appointment form (Form 3) signed by the elector in duplicate with original signatures on both.  The person appointed as voting proxy must sign the form in the presence of the Clerk and produce suitable identification (driver’s license, health card, etc.).  

The name and information of the elector and the name and information of the voting proxy must appear properly on the Voters’ List or be so added or corrected upon application for a revision before the proxy is accepted by the Clerk. The form must also have original signatures of the elector and the appointed proxy on both copies.

The Clerk will retain one signed copy and the appointed proxy must produce the other signed copy of the proxy with the Clerk’s certificate to the Deputy Returning Officer when attending to vote and must take the prescribed oath.

A person acting as a proxy may attend any advance vote location but on Voting Day must attend the voting place designated for the elector for whom they are voting.

The Clerk’s Office will be open on Saturday, October 1, 2022, from Noon until 5:00 p.m. for the purpose of certifying proxies.