TORONTO, Sept. 4, 2012 /CNW/ - For the provincial by-elections in the
Electoral Districts of Kitchener-Waterloo and Vaughan, voters were
provided several easy ways to cast their ballot in advance of election
day, September 6, 2012. Advance voting opportunities included the
option to vote by Special ballot by mail, in person at the local
returning office or by home visit along with the choice to vote over 7
days of advance polls.
As of September 3, preliminary figures indicated that 6154 electors in
the Electoral District of Kitchener-Waterloo and 2575 electors in the
Electoral District of Vaughan have cast their ballot for the upcoming
provincial by-elections. In the last general election in the Electoral
District of Kitchener-Waterloo 6740 ballots were cast in advance, while
in the Electoral District of Vaughan, 4570 ballots were cast in
Advance voting began on August 9, the day after the election was called.
Electors could apply to vote by Special ballot and vote at their local
returning office, by mail or by home visit. Area advance polls opened
on August 25 and returning offices operated as additional advance polls
on August 26. Advance polls closed on August 31.
Eligible electors can still vote in advance of election day at the local
returning office by Special ballot or by using the Assistive Voting
Technology until September 5 at 6 p.m.
Election day is on Thursday, September 6, where there will be more than
1600 election workers at more than 159 voting locations across the
Electoral Districts of Kitchener-Waterloo and Vaughan. Voters are
encouraged to visit the Elections Ontario website to find out where,
when and how to vote.
Elections Ontario is the non-partisan agency responsible for
administering provincial elections, by-elections and referenda.
SOURCE: Elections Ontario
For further information:
Elections Ontario Media Relations
416.212.6186 / 1.866.252.2152
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