Proxy Voting: 

If you are an eligible voter and are unable to vote for any reason on any of the available voting days, you may appoint another eligible voter to vote on your behalf by completing and submitting a Voting Proxy Appointment form for certification by the City Clerk. 

There are three ways you can obtain a Voting Proxy Appointment form:

  • Click here for the on-line version,
  • Email your request to the Election Team at or,
  • You may pick up a Voting Proxy Appointment form in person from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m at Election Headquarters 159 Pitt Street or City Hall 360 Pitt Street.


Once you receive the proxy appointment form, you must:

  • Complete all the information
  • Sign it
  • Provide identification (photocopies are acceptable) and tell your proxy who you wish to vote for.

Your voting proxy must:

  • Present the Voting Proxy Appointment form in person, along with identification of both the elector making the appointment (photocopies acceptable) and the elector appointed as the proxy (original copies).  Forms must be submitted in person by appointment for certification by the City Clerk - Manon Levesque by calling 613-930-2787 ext 2316 during regular business hours.   
  • Once the form has been certified the Proxy will vote on your behalf.

It is very important to remember that the Voting Proxy Appointment form must have signatures from both you and the person you appoint as proxy in order for the City Clerk or designate to certify the form.

Your proxy must be someone who is an eligible voter in the City of Cornwall, and who you trust to vote in accordance with your wishes. A person may act as a voting proxy for one person who is not a family member; or may vote on behalf of any/all immediate family members (spouse, sibling, parent, child, grandparent and grandchild).

Note: A person acting as executor or trustee or in any other representative capacity is still required to obtain a proxy certificate.


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