84 candidates on the ballot for the June 24th by-election in Toronto St Paul

By Pepper Parr

June 9th, 2024

BURLINGTON, ON

 

A ballot with the names of 84 candidates on it!

That is what voters in the by-election in Toronto St-Paul on June 24th will be handed when they head for the voting booth.

We are thrilled to announce that the Longest Ballot Committee has broken the record for the most candidates on a single ballot for a Canadian federal election. Elections Canada has confirmed that there will be 84 candidates in byelection in Toronto St-Paul on June 24th. This breaks the previous record of 48 candidates (Winnipeg South Centre, 2023).

To achieve this, volunteers collected 12,543 candidate nomination signatures from Toronto-St.Paul’s voters who were eager to help us send an amusing message for democratic reform.

See full list of candidates here

There are a number of links attached to the list.  They make for interesting reading.

“Elections Canada has gone all out and designed this 84 candidate ballot to be absolutely gigantic. Voters in the Toronto-St.Paul’s by-election in for a good chuckle at the polling booth, and perhaps, a moment to reflect on how our democracy and MPs could be made to better serve all Canadians.

“We hope as many eligible voters as possible get the chance to hold this piece of history in their own hands and encourage them to exercise their right to vote on Election Day, Monday June 24th.” –  Kieran & Tomas Szuchewycz, Longest Ballot organizers

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