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 media@elections.on.ca 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, media@elections.on.ca


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