TORONTO, June 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Elections Ontario today announced
preliminary figures for the advance polls for the 41st Provincial General Election.
An estimated 566,845 electors cast their ballot for the upcoming
provincial general election at an advance poll. The advance poll period
began on Saturday, May 31 and ended on Friday, June 6, 2014, providing
all Ontario electors seven days to vote at advance poll locations from
10 AM to 8 PM (ET).
This is a decrease from the 603,785 electors who voted at advance polls
for the 40th Provincial General Election in 2011, which were open over a 10 day
period beginning September 21 and ending on September 30, 2011.
In 2007, as a result of new legislation, there were 13 days of advance
polls for the 39th Provincial General Election. During this period
451,949 electors voted at the advance polls.
For a complete breakdown of the estimated number of electors who cast a
ballot during the advance voting period by electoral district, visit http://www.elections.on.ca/en-CA/Media.
Special ballot voting continues at local returning offices until 6 PM
(ET) on Wednesday, June 11. On election day, Thursday, June 12, voting
locations will be open from 9 AM to 9 PM (ET). Voters are reminded to
bring their Notice of Registration Card and one piece of identification
that includes your name and residential address. Elections Ontario is
the non-partisan agency responsible for administering provincial
elections, by-elections and referenda.
Attachment: Advance Voter Turnout Figures
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SOURCE: Elections Ontario
For further information:
Elections Ontario Media Relations
416.212.6186 / 1.866.252.2152
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