Video: Planning on voting in the upcoming municipal election? Now is a good time to make sure you are on the list of eligible voters!
New website makes it easier for Ontarians to register to vote in the
upcoming municipal elections
PICKERING, ON, June 25, 2014 /CNW/ - A recent Ipsos Reid survey revealed
that 75 per cent of Ontarians would likely use an online voter registry
service to confirm their eligibility to vote in municipal elections.
Almost 1 in 3 of those surveyed were unsure who to contact to confirm
they are on the Voters' List. A new website, voterlookup.ca, allows eligible electors in Ontario to quickly and easily confirm
and/or update their electoral information online.
"We have created a website that is safe, convenient and simple to use,"
explains Arthur Anderson, Director of Municipal Relations at the
Municipal Property Assessment Corporation. "voterlookup.ca is a secure
online service where Ontarians can confirm their information is
accurate and up-to-date before the upcoming municipal and school board
Eligible electors are no longer required to complete and mail in paper
Municipal Enumeration Forms to ensure they are on the Preliminary List
of Electors used to compile the final Voters' List for municipal and
school board elections. "An accurate, up-to-date list of electors helps
municipalities administer smooth elections, and it also makes the trip
to the ballot box quicker for voters," says Lorraine Brace, Municipal
Clerk/Manager of Legislative Services, Town of Cobourg
The process at voterlookup.ca takes just a few minutes from start to
finish. Electors need only their basic information, such as: name of
city/town/village, address or their assessment roll number, name and
date of birth, to confirm their eligibility for the upcoming
elections. If assistance is required, users can contact
The information collected through voterlookup.ca is used to build the
Preliminary List of Electors provided to Municipal Clerks and used to
create the final Voters' List for municipal and school board elections.
voterlookup.ca is designed to be quicker and more efficient than the traditional paper
Municipal Enumeration Form mail-in system.
Information submitted through voterlookup.ca is shared only with
municipalities for the purposes of creating the final Voters' Lists.
The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) administers
voterlookup.ca. MPAC is a not-for-profit corporation, and is
responsible for administering a uniform, province-wide property
assessment system based on current values. MPAC is also legislated to
provide municipalities with a Preliminary List of Electors in a
municipal election year. The list is used by Municipal Clerks to
produce the final Voters' List used for the election.
Video with caption: "Video: Planning on voting in the upcoming municipal election? Now is a good time to make sure you are on the list of eligible voters!". Video available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cisKDmdm6zk
SOURCE: Municipal Property Assessment Corporation
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