Every year, the City Youth Council hosts elections to elect Youth Councillors in all 25 wards. We are the only democratically elected Youth Council in North America. The CYC hosts all elections using a secure, accessible, and mobile-friendly online voting platform.
Voting is a fundamental right of our democracy. When you vote for your Youth Councillor, you are selecting one of your peers to represent you at City Hall to ensure youth have a strong voice in how your City functions.
Municipal government is involved in many aspects of our daily lives — fixing roads, providing water and electricity, collecting garbage, caring for children, youth, and the elderly, running public transit, supporting the arts, and protecting your city’s citizens.
Voting for the 2020 City Youth Council general election began on Friday, August 21, at 11:59pm, and concluded on Tuesday, September 1, at 11:59pm. Results can be found here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1XBGbBupStN6Es4addEiXREcWtgIx4lM2e1_p0-j26Mk/edit?usp=sharing
The most recent CYC elections were byelections in Eglinton-Lawrence, Don Valley West, and Scarborough North - Sam Hosseini-Moghaddam, Madison Cunningham, and Sahana Gunaratnam respectively were elected.
You can register to vote now by becoming a member. The next elections will be held in September 2021.
Members must live, work, or study in the City of Toronto in order to be eligible, and must vote in the ward of the address with which they register - their choice of their home address, work address, or school address.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email [email protected].