The next time we vote in a municipal election, it could be very different. The province of Ontario is going through the process of reviewing the Municipal Elections Act. One thing they’re seriously considering is implementing ranked ballots. That would mean voters could rank the candidates in order of preference, rather than voting for a single candidate. Each municipality will have the option to adopt the new way of voting or not.

The review of the Act will also include looking at campaign financing, third party advertising, enforcement and accessibility in municipal elections. A working group will be giving recommendations, and the public can also give their input online.