Ontario is leading the way - the ONLY province in Canada that allows municipalities to use ranked ballots and proportional representation to elect their local councils.

Ranked ballots make local elections more inclusive, fair and friendly. 123 Ontario is a group of volunteers, all across the province, committed to bringing fair and friendly elections to Ontario's City Halls. 

So far, only one city has actually switched to fair voting: London, Ontario! In addition, Both Kingston and Cambridge voted YES, in favour of ranked ballots in referendums.  Now, BOTH cities have asked staff to move forward towards implementation.  (Kingston details - Cambridge details)



There are 441 other municipalities in Ontario.

...Who will be next?


No local group... yet. facebook.jpg twitter.jpg

"Burlington could be headed to ranked balloting for the 2022 election"  [staff report]

Barrie facebook.jpg   "City Council is exploring the possibility of holding a referendum in 2022."
Guelph 123_Guelph.jpg facebook.jpg twitter.jpg

City staff have begun to plan a public consultation. Stay tuned!

Kingston facebook.jpg twitter.jpg Residents voted YES in 2018 referendum.  City Council has directed staff to move forward.
Cambridge facebook.jpg twitter.jpg Residents voted YES in 2018 referendum. Waiting for news...
Meaford No local group... yet.     Council considering a proposal to have a referendum in 2022.
Toronto RaBIT_100_height.jpg facebook.jpg twitter.jpg City Council have asked staff to move forward, but 2026 is more likely at this point, rather than 2022.  RaBIT update here.
Mississauga No local group... yet.     Councillor Parrish was going to move a motion, but decided not to due to lack of support. Don't fret: "Change is Coming".
ottawa_100_height.png facebook.jpg twitter.jpg No news this year.  Join Ottawa123 to get involved!
Hamilton Hamilton_250.jpg facebook.jpg twitter.jpg No news this year.  Join 123Hamilton to get involved!
Windsor windsor_100_height.png facebook.jpg twitter.jpg No news this year.  Join Ranked Ballots Windsor to get involved!


Let's reclaim our City Halls and bring fair voting to our local elections!





Media coverage:


BURLINGTON: "Burlington to explore ranked ballots" • Sept 29 • Bay Observer

MEAFORD: 2022 Ballot to Include Question Regarding Ranked Choice Voting • Oct 7 • Meaford Independent

MISSISSAUGA: We may not see voting reform in 2022 but change is coming • Oct 19 • Insauga



LONDON: City Committee Endorses Ranked Ballot Voting • Jan 25 • AM640

LONDON: London could be first in Ontario to adopt electoral reform • Jan 24 • CBC

LONDON: City Councillors Eye Electoral Reform • Jan 24 • Blackburn News

LONDON: Politicians divided over ranked-ballot voting system • Jan 24 • London Free Press

LONDON: City Politicians to Debate Ranked Ballot Voting System • Jan 24 • AM980

LONDON:  Ranked ballot system up for debate locally • Jan 22 • CTV



NORTHWEST ONT: Ranked ballots possible for future elections • June 9 2016 • The Chronicle Journal

NIAGARA: Niagara reacts to municipal election changes • June 9th 2016 • Niagara Falls Review

LONDON: Ontario municipalities can use ranked ballots  • June 8 2016 • London Free Press

ERIE: Ontario Passes Legislation to Allow Ranked Ballot Option for Municipal Elections • June 8 • Erie Media

HAMILTON: Ontario municipalities now allowed to use ranked ballots • June 7 2016 • Hamilton Spectator

ORANGEVILLE: Ontario municipalities can use ranked ballots • June 7 2016 • Orangevile Banner

KINGSTON: Kingston mayor open to ranked ballots in next election • April 7 2016 • This Whig


OSHAWA: Ranked ballots a possibility for 2018 election • August 4th 2015 • Oshawa Express

OTTAWA: Could ranked ballots help Ottawa's dismal municipal election turnout? • July 19 2015 • METRO

HAMILTON: Hamilton's current election procedure is a “broken system" • July 9 2015 • Community News

HAMILTON:  Ranked ballot voting to be promoted in Hamilton • July 9 2015 • Hamilton Spectator

YORK REGION: Ranked ballots important change • July 2 2015 • YorkRegion.com

LONDON: Group Pushing For Council Support Of Ranked Ballots • June 15 2015, BlackBurn News

WINDSOR: Do you want to rank candidates when you vote in 2018? • June 5 2015 • Windsor Star

PETERBOROUGH: Time for change in way we vote • June 4 2015 • Peterborough Examiner

SUDBURY: Ranked ballots would eliminate negative campaigns: advocate • June 4 2015 • Northern Life

NORFOLK:  VIEWPOINT: The benefits of ranked ballots • June 8 2015 • Norfolk News

CAMBRIDGE: Editorial: Ranked ballots – anything less is an insult • June 5th 2015 • Cambridge Times



TORONTO: How ranked ballots could change Toronto elections in 2018 • Oct 27 2014, CityNEWS

WINNIPEG: Winnipeg needs a ranked ballot: Time to vote positively, not defensively • Oct 21 2014, CBC

WINDSOR: Ranked Ballots Windsor • Oct 10 2014, CBC Radio

OTTAWA: Ranked ballots are a worthwhile experiment • Oct 10 2014, Ottawa Citizen

ONTARIO: Ontario points the way with ranked ballots experiment • Oct 2 2014, Globe and Mail

LONDON: "A vote for Change"  • June 24 2014, London Free Press





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