If you cannot vote for any reason on any available voting days, you can appoint another eligible elector to vote on your behalf.

On this page:

  1. About voting by proxy
  2. Eligibility
  3. How to vote by proxy

About voting by proxy

If you cannot vote for any reason on any available voting days, you can appoint another eligible elector to vote on your behalf by completing an Appointment for Voting Proxy form.

You cannot appoint more than one voting proxy or act as a voting proxy for more than one other person unless the proxy and the other person are spouses or siblings of each other, parent and child, or grandparent and grandchild.

Staff at the voting station will not accept uncertified, faxed or photocopied proxy certificates at the voting place.


Eligibility

You can appoint someone as your voting proxy if they are:

  • eligible to vote in the 2022 municipal election
  • 18 years old or older
  • a Canadian citizen
  • a resident of the City of Kitchener, or a non-resident of the City of Kitchener, but you or your spouse own or rent property in the City

A voting proxy should be someone you trust to follow your instructions.


How to vote by proxy

To appoint a voting proxy, you and your proxy must visit City Hall and complete an Appointment for Voting Proxy form together. This form is available at City Hall. You may appoint a proxy up to and on voting day.

Book an appointment to appoint a voting proxy

The completed form must have original signatures from both parties. You will both need to present valid identification when applying. Staff will review the application form and give your proxy a voting proxy certificate.

When your proxy goes to a voting location to vote, they must bring their voting proxy certificate or they will not be able to vote in your place. After staff at the voting location verify their certificate, your proxy will be able to vote on your behalf.