**Information below coming in Dari soon**
With support from the Laidlaw Foundation, AYEDI has launched our first ever campaign, a social media project that aims to increase Afghan youth voter turnout in the 2018 Toronto municipal elections happening on October 22, 2018. Follow along on our social media as we post insight and advice from Afghan leaders, professionals, and community organizers on why it is important for Afghan youth to be involved in the democratic process!
Here is some essential voting information (credit to Jennifer Pagliaro, Toronto Star journalist, twitter: @jpags):
- Check where/how to vote + who is running in your council & school board wards on city site: https://myvote.toronto.ca/home
- FAQ on voting here.
- You are eligible to vote if you are 18+ and live in Toronto. The ONLY thing you need to bring with you to vote is any photo ID with your address on it. Examples: Ontario driver’s license, health card, income tax assessment, child benefit assessment, any bill (hydro, cable, etc.) that has your name and address on it, T4 statement, or transcript/report card from your school.
- Voting day is Monday, October 22, 2018 from 10am to 8pm. If you cannot vote on election day, you can vote EARLY on Advanced Poll days: Wednesday, October 10 to Sunday, October 14 from 10am to 7pm.
- K, now you’re like, what do you mean poll? Where is mine? Just use the city’s website and put your address in to find out where to go for advance polls or on election day, whatever works for you: https://myvote.toronto.ca/home
- If you are not in the city during election days, you can appoint someone to vote for you! More information here. Contact us if you have any questions about this.
The Toronto Public Library has created an interactive website called Know Your Vote T.O., complete with non-partisan information on what ward you are in, who the candidates are, what they have to say, and even summaries of the major issues. All you have to do is enter your address, and you will get all the information on who is running in your ward to represent you. Great resource!
Make a plan to vote!
We recommend you check out the various voter information websites to know exactly where you are voting: