/U P D A T E -- Estimate of advance voter turnout for the Niagara West--Glanbrook and Ottawa--Vanier provincial by-elections/

TORONTO, Nov. 14, 2016 /CNW/ - As of Monday November 14, 2016, preliminary figures indicate that 4,569 voters cast their ballot at advance polls in the Niagara West—Glanbrook provincial by-election.  In comparison, 7,170 voters cast their ballot at advance polls in Niagara West—Glanbrook in the 2014 General Election.

And as of Monday November 14, 2016, preliminary figures indicate that 4,824 voters cast their ballot at advance polls in the Ottawa—Vanier provincial by-election.  In comparison, 5,113 voters cast their ballot at advance polls in Ottawa—Vanier in the 2014 General Election.

Advance polling took place between Saturday November 5, 2016 and Friday November 11, 2016. Voters also had the opportunity to vote in person by special ballot at the local returning office, by home visit, or by mail.  

Election Day is on Thursday November 17, 2016. An estimated 101,767 eligible voters will be able to cast their ballot in the Niagara West—Glanbrook provincial by-election and an estimated 82,545 eligible voters will be able to cast their ballot in Ottawa—Vanier. Eligible voters are encouraged to visit elections.on.ca to find out where, when and how to vote.

There are nine candidates running to fill the seat as Member of Provincial Parliament for the electoral district of Niagara West—Glanbrook, and 11 candidates running in the electoral district of Ottawa—Vanier. A complete list of candidates is available at elections.on.ca.

There will be approximately 585 election workers at 64 voting locations across the electoral district of Niagara West—Glanbrook, and approximately 712 election workers at 107 voting locations across the electoral district of Ottawa—Vanier.

 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 Tuesday November 15, 2016 (Eastern Time) and ends at 11:59 P.M. (Eastern Time) on Thursday November 17, 2016.

  • The publication of election surveys that have not previously been made public is prohibited between midnight (Eastern Time) on Wednesday November 16, 2016 and 9:00 P.M. (Eastern Time) on Thursday November 17, 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 Niagara West—Glanbrook or Ottawa—Vanier Returning Officer.

  • Media representatives may make arrangements with the Niagara West—Glanbrook or Ottawa—Vanier Returning Officer to be present at the local returning office following the close of polls at 9:00 P.M. (Eastern Time) on Thursday November 17, 2016.

  • Unofficial election results will be available at elections.on.ca after the close of polls at 9:00 P.M. (Eastern Time) on Thursday November 17, 2016.

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SOURCE Elections Ontario

For further information: For media inquiries: Elections Ontario Media Relations, 1-866-252-2152, media@elections.on.ca

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