Voting Record Reporting for Members of Toronto City Council
Using the options found below, you can easily generate the Voting Record for an individual Member of Council and even download the report as comma-separated values (.csv) files. Recorded votes have been published online since 1999, as part of the meeting minutes. Click here for to review past recorded votes contained in published minutes - prior to 2010.
Description of the data
- The vote record data for a meeting becomes available when the minutes for a meeting have been published. For agendas with a large number of items, there can and will be a delay of several days after a meeting before this customized data becomes available.
- Since 2010, recorded votes have been made available in this downloadable format (not just in the published minutes). You may also find downloadable records prior 2010 that are the result of on-going data-conversion work for last-term meetings.
- Votes generated in the report are recorded votes only. Under Article IX of the Council Procedures by-law, the City Clerk may be asked to record a vote for specific types of motions that are made by members during a meeting. When requested, votes are recorded as "Yes", "No" or "Absent".
- Vote results for motions can either be "Carried" or "Lost" depending on the majority or two-thirds requirements for a motion. "Absent" can also indicate that a member chose not to participate in a vote because they declared an interest under the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act.
These datasets are part of our ongoing commitment to proactive disclosure and the open data project at www.toronto.ca/open