TORONTO, July 8, 2013 /CNW/ - Elections Ontario offers many days and
ways to vote even if you will be away from home on election day. If you
reside in one of the electoral districts holding a by-election on
August 1, you can participate and still enjoy your summer vacation.
Electors can vote at an advance poll between July 20 and July 26. Electors can choose to vote in advance
using assistive voting technology between July 21 and July 31 at the local returning office. Assistive
voting technology allows voters to cast their ballot secretly and
Electors can also vote by mail or in person at the local returning office by Special ballot. Applications are available on our website, by phone or in person at
the returning office. Voting at the local returning office ends on the
day before election day, at 6:00 p.m. (ET).
Vote-by-mail is now open. Electors must apply for their Special ballot
kit no later than 6:00 p.m. (ET) on July 26, and ballots must be
received by Elections Ontario no later than 6:00 p.m. (ET) on August 1.
The electoral districts holding by-elections on August 1 are:
Ottawa South; and
Canadian citizens who reside in these electoral districts, and will be
18 years of age or older on election day are eligible to vote.
For more information on the August 1 by-elections or for contact
information for your local returning office, visit wemakevotingeasy.ca. If you wish to vote by mail, call us at 416-649-1046 or visit us
Elections Ontario is the non-partisan agency responsible for
administering provincial elections, by-elections and referenda.
SOURCE: Elections Ontario
For further information:
Elections Ontario Media Relations
416.212.6186 / 1.866.252.2152
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