Election Day for the 2015 Sudbury by-election is Thursday, February 5

TORONTO, Feb. 3, 2015 /CNW/ - 88 voting locations will be open throughout Sudbury from 9 AM to 9 PM (ET) on Thursday, February 5 for over 64,596 eligible electors to vote in the 2015 Sudbury by-election.

To vote in the by-election, electors must be age 18 or older on February 5, a Canadian citizen, and a resident of the Sudbury electoral district. To get a ballot, electors must be on the Voters List and show proof of their identity. Electors can register to be on the Voters List when they go to vote. Electors who are already on the Voters List will receive a Notice of Registration Card in the mail which identifies locations and times.

Elections Ontario reminds electors to bring their Notice of Registration Card, or proof of residence, and acceptable identification when they vote. More information, including a comprehensive list of acceptable identification documents is available at wemakevotingeasy.ca.

10 candidates are running to fill a seat as a Member of the Provincial Parliament. A complete list of candidates is available at wemakevotingeasy.ca through a "Find Your Candidate" Quick Link.

Elections Ontario is the non-partisan agency responsible for administering provincial elections, by-elections and referenda.

Fast Facts for the Media

  • A blackout period on political advertising begins at midnight (ET) on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 and ends at 11:59 PM (ET) on Thursday, February 5, 2014.
  • The publication of election surveys that have not previously been made public are prohibited between midnight (ET) on Wednesday February 4, 2015 and 9 PM (ET) on Thursday February 5, 2015. For more information on political advertising, contact electfingroup@elections.on.ca
  • Filming or photography is not permitted in the polls, except for a photo opportunity of a candidate casting their ballot. Photo opportunities must be arranged between the candidate and the local Sudbury Returning Officer.
  • Media representatives may make arrangements with the Sudbury Returning Officer to be present at the local returning office following the close of polls – 9 PM (ET) on Thursday, February 5.
  • Unofficial election night voting results will be available at wemakevotingeasy.ca after the close of polls starting at 9 PM (ET) on Thursday, February 5.

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Photo: Greg Essensa, Chief Electoral Officer of Ontario
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We make voting easy. Greg Essensa, Chief Electoral Officer of Ontario, Elections Ontario

Photo: Voting 1 - http://wemakevotingeasy.ca/B_roll/TPP2.JPG,
Voting 2 -  http://wemakevotingeasy.ca/B_roll/TPP4.JPG
Photo courtesy of Elections Ontario

Photo:  Multiple voting formats for the blind
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Cutline: Elections Ontario makes multiple formats available for voting, such as Braille. Photo courtesy of Elections Ontario

SOURCE Elections Ontario

For further information: Elections Ontario Media Relations, 416.212.6186, 1.866.252.2152, media@elections.on.ca

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