Oct 27, 2014
By Scott Walker
And now it’s up to the voters.
It’s municipal election day in Toronto and across the province.
After ten months and more than 50 debates, one of the most hotly-contested mayoral races in years will be decided today. There are 65 names on the ballot for mayor of Toronto, but only three have any chance of winning. John Tory, Doug Ford, and Olivia Chow spent the weekend blitzing the 44 Toronto wards in a last-ditch pitch for votes.
There are other interesting mayoral races in the GTA. For the first time since 1978, voters in Mississauga won’t see the name Hazel McCallion on their ballot. The 93-year-old is not running for re-election. She has endorsed Bonnie Crombie in her race against Steve Mahoney.
And Brampton Mayor Susan Fennell is fighting for her political life. After winning the 2010 election with more than half the vote, a spending scandal is threatening to end the career of the four-term mayor.
Many voters have said they did not receive a voter’s card. But that won’t prevent you from voting. All you need is a driver’s license, government document, financial statement, such as a cable bill, hydro bill, or any other official document that has your address. A cancelled cheque will work as well if it has your address.
Polls are open from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.