TORONTO, Aug. 30, 2016 /CNW/ - Fifty voting locations will be open throughout the electoral district of Scarborough—Rouge River from 9:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. (Eastern Standard Time) on Thursday September 1st, 2016, for an estimated 89,089 eligible voters to cast their ballot in the provincial by-election.
There are 11 candidates running to fill the seat as Member of Provincial Parliament for the electoral district of Scarborough—Rouge River. A complete list of candidates is available at elections.on.ca.
Canadian citizens who reside in the electoral district of Scarborough—Rouge River and are at least 18 years of age or older on Election Day, are eligible to vote.
Eligible voters are reminded to bring their Notice of Registration Card and proof of identity or one piece of identification that includes both their name and residential address with them to vote. A detailed list of acceptable identification documents is available at elections.on.ca
For more information visit elections.on.ca or call 1-888-668-8683 (TTY: 1-888-292-2312).
Elections Ontario is the non-partisan agency responsible for administering provincial elections, by-elections and referenda.
Fast Facts for Media
- A blackout on political advertising begins at midnight on Wednesday August 31st, 2016 (Eastern Standard Time) and ends at 11:59 P.M. (Eastern Standard Time) on Thursday September 1st, 2016.
- The publication of election surveys that have not previously been made public is prohibited between midnight (Eastern Standard Time) on Wednesday August 31st, 2016 and 9:00 P.M. (Eastern Standard Time) on Thursday September 1st, 2016.
- 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 Scarborough—Rouge River Returning Officer.
- Media representatives may make arrangements with the Scarborough—Rouge River Returning Officer to be present at the local returning office following the close of polls at 9:00 P.M. (Eastern Standard Time) on Thursday September 1st, 2016.
- Unofficial election results will be available at elections.on.ca after the close of polls at 9:00 P.M. (Eastern Standard Time) on Thursday September 1st, 2016.
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SOURCE Elections Ontario
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