Media Advisory: Discussion of New Poll Process, February 9, 2016

TORONTO, Jan. 26, 2016 /CNW/ - On Election Day, Thursday February 11, 2016, Elections Ontario will be piloting a new poll model in 42 voting locations in the Whitby-Oshawa provincial By-election.

Whitby-Oshawa electors may notice the new process in participating voting locations and see the following equipment:

  • electronic Poll Book
  • Vote Tabulators

This pilot allows Elections Ontario to test technologies, develop new processes and make recommendations for improvements to our electoral process.

Following the By-election, Elections Ontario will table a report to the Legislative Assembly evaluating the findings and making recommendations for the 2018 General Election.

Join Chief Electoral Officer, Greg Essensa for a discussion of the new poll process and Elections Ontario's commitment to building modern services for Ontarians that put the needs of electors first.

WHEN: February 9, 2016 (time TBD)
WHERE: 51 Rolark, Toronto ON, M1R3B1

Please RSVP with your name and media outlet to by January 29, 2016.  Teleconference option is available to those who RSVP by January 29, 2016.

SOURCE Elections Ontario

For further information: For media inquiries: Elections Ontario Media Relations, 416-212-6186 / 1-866-252-2152,

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