Media Bulletin - Advance Polls open until Friday



    TORONTO, Jan. 30 /CNW/ - Elections Ontario is reminding qualified
electors who wish to vote before Election Day, February 8, that advance poll
opportunities continue this week until Friday.
    Advance poll voting began last Saturday at returning offices in the
electoral districts of Burlington, Markham and York South-Weston. In addition,
Area Advance Polls will be open from Wednesday, January 31 to Friday, February
2 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    The addresses of the area advance polls where an elector may vote are
indicated on the back of their Notice of Registration card. Advance poll
locations can also be found on the Elections Ontario website
www.electionsontario.on.ca or in advertisements in local daily and community
newspapers.
    Qualified electors who did not receive a Notice of Registration card and
have not added their name to the Voters List may apply for a Certificate to
Vote at any advance poll and cast their ballot while there.

    To be eligible to vote, on polling day a person must be:

    
    - 18 years of age or older,
    - a Canadian citizen, and
    - a resident of the electoral district.
    

    Persons who ceased to live in Ontario within the two years before polling
day may be entitled to vote under certain conditions and should contact their
local returning office for more information.
    Returning office addresses and telephone numbers are available from the
Elections Ontario website at www.electionsontario.on.ca or by calling
Elections Ontario at 1 888 668-8683.
    Elections Ontario is the non-partisan agency responsible for
administering provincial elections, by-elections and referenda.




For further information:

For further information: Elections Ontario Media Relations: (416)
212-6186, 1-866-252-2152, media@electionsontario.on.ca


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