Out of town for the August 1 by-election? You can still vote!

TORONTO, July 8, 2013 /CNW/ - Elections Ontario offers many days and ways to vote even if you will be away from home on election day. If you reside in one of the electoral districts holding a by-election on August 1, you can participate and still enjoy your summer vacation.

Electors can vote at an advance poll between July 20 and July 26. Electors can choose to vote in advance using assistive voting technology between July 21 and July 31 at the local returning office. Assistive voting technology allows voters to cast their ballot secretly and independently.

Electors can also vote by mail or in person at the local returning office by Special ballot. Applications are available on our website, by phone or in person at the returning office. Voting at the local returning office ends on the day before election day, at 6:00 p.m. (ET).

Vote-by-mail is now open. Electors must apply for their Special ballot kit no later than 6:00 p.m. (ET) on July 26, and ballots must be received by Elections Ontario no later than 6:00 p.m. (ET) on August 1.

The electoral districts holding by-elections on August 1 are:

  • Etobicoke—Lakeshore,
  • London West,
  • Scarborough−Guildwood,
  • Ottawa South; and
  • Windsor−Tecumseh.

Canadian citizens who reside in these electoral districts, and will be 18 years of age or older on election day are eligible to vote.

For more information on the August 1 by-elections or for contact information for your local returning office, visit wemakevotingeasy.ca. If you wish to vote by mail, call us at 416-649-1046 or visit us online.

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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