Proxy Voting Information

Caledon Votes

If, for any reason, you will be unable to personally cast your ballot, you may appoint someone to cast a ballot on your behalf. This person is called your voting proxy.

To appoint a voting proxy, you must complete the following steps:

  1. Fill out two copies of the Appointment for Voting Proxy Form and give the original copies to the person that you’re appointing as your proxy.
  2. Note:
    • The person you are appointing must be eligible to vote in the municipality.
    • You must know the person who you are appointing and be able to fill in their information.
    • A voting proxy may be appointed as the proxy of one or more family members (parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, sibling or spouse) or as the proxy of one person who is not a family member.
  3. The person appointed as the voting proxy must book an appointment with the Clerk to certify the original completed forms. To book an appointment, send an email to or call 905.584.2272 ext. 2366. Once your appointment is booked, you will receive a confirmation email with details regarding the certification process.
  4. Once the voting proxy is certified, take the certified form to the voting location of your choice. Present the form to a Deputy Returning Officer (DRO) and take the required oath before being provided a ballot to vote on behalf of the person who appointed you.

The following rules apply to the issuance of Proxy Certificates: 

  • Only original signatures will be accepted on the proxy forms.
  • The name of the person appointed as the voting proxy must be filled in on the form at the time it is signed by the elector who is appointing the proxy.
  • The proxy certificate must be completed at Town Hall and by appointment.
  • The proxy certificate will be officially certified by the Town Clerk or designate.
  • The proxy certificate is a public document and may be inspected by any person during the election process.

Power of attorney or executors

The only way to vote on someone else’s behalf is to be appointed as their voting proxy. You cannot vote on someone’s behalf if you have legal or medical power of attorney or are acting as a person’s executor or in any other representative capacity.