Candidates for the Scarborough - Rouge River provincial by-election

TORONTO, Aug. 18, 2016 /CNW/ - The candidate nomination period for the Scarborough—Rouge River provincial by-election closed at 2:00 P.M. (Eastern Standard Time) on Thursday August 18th, 2016.

There are 11 candidates for the by-election to be held on Thursday September 1st, 2016.

  • Raymond Cho, Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario
  • Priyan De Silva, Green Party of Ontario
  • Ania Krosinska, Trillium Party of Ontario
  • Dwight McLean, The Peoples Political Party
  • Neethan Shan, New Democratic Party of Ontario
  • Wayne Simmons, Freedom Party of Ontario
  • Allen Small, Ontario Libertarian Party
  • Piragal Thiru, Ontario Liberal Party
  • John Turmel, Pauper Party of Ontario
  • Queenie Yu, Independent
  • Above Znoneofthe, None of the Above Party

Advance polls for the Scarborough—Rouge River provincial by-election begin on Saturday August 20th, 2016, and are available through Friday August 26th, 2016. Advance polls are open from 10:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. (Eastern Standard Time).

Elections Ontario will be using electronic poll books and vote tabulators in all advance poll voting locations.  Election officials will use the electronic poll books to strike voters names from the Voters List before providing them with their ballot.  Voters will then cast their ballot using vote tabulators which feature assistive voting technologies that enable all electors to vote independently.

Special ballot voting continues at the Scarborough—Rouge River returning office until Wednesday August 31st, 2016 at 6:00 P.M. (Eastern Standard Time).

On Election Day, Thursday September 1st, 2016, voting locations will be open from 9:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. (Eastern Standard Time).

Canadian citizens who reside in the electoral district of Scarborough—Rouge River, and are at least 18 years of age or older on Election Day, are eligible to vote. Eligible voters are reminded to bring their Notice of Registration Card and proof of identity or one piece of identification that includes both their name and residential address with them to vote. To be added to the Voters List, eligible voters must show one piece of identification that includes both their name and residential address.

A detailed list of acceptable identification documents is available at

For more information visit 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.

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SOURCE Elections Ontario

For further information: Elections Ontario Media Relations, 1-866-252-2152,


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