TORONTO, Aug. 23 /CNW/ - Revising agents from Elections Ontario will
start knocking on doors this week to update the Voters Lists, in preparation
for the October 10 provincial election and referendum. Ontario's Chief
Electoral Officer says that the Permanent Register of Electors for Ontario
allows registration efforts for this election to be focused more efficiently.
"Our ongoing maintenance of the Permanent Register of Electors for
Ontario means that most electors will already be on the Voters List," says
John Hollins. "Our Revising Agents will be visiting areas where updates are
typically most needed and effective, for example, in areas of high mobility
like apartments and new housing developments," adds Mr. Hollins.
Revising Agents will be carrying identification from Elections Ontario
and asking questions that verify voter eligibility. A picture of the
identification badge can be found in the Elections Ontario brochure that was
mailed to 4.8 million households last week and is available on our web site.
"By providing our teams of revising agents with accurate information
about eligible voters living at their address, residents will help us make
sure that their names appear correctly on the Voters Lists," says Mr. Hollins.
To be eligible to vote, on October 10, 2007, a person must be:
- 18 years of age or older, and
- a Canadian citizen, and
- a resident of an electoral district in Ontario.
For more information visit www.elections.on.ca.
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