First Estimate of Advance Voter Turnout for the Provincial by-election in Simcoe North

TORONTO, Aug. 31, 2015 /CNW/ - For the provincial by-election in the electoral district of Simcoe North, voters were provided with several easy ways to cast their ballots in advance of Election Day, September 3, 2015. 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 seven days of advance polls.

As of Monday, August 31, 2015, preliminary figures indicate that 7620 voters have cast their ballots for the upcoming provincial by-election in Simcoe North.

Eligible voters can still vote in advance of Election Day by special ballot or by using Assistive Voting Technology at the local returning office until 6pm on September 2, 2015.

Election Day is on Thursday, September 3, 2015, where there will be approximately 732 election workers at 76 voting locations across the electoral district. Eligible voters are encouraged to visit the Elections Ontario website to find out where, when and how to vote. More information is available at or by calling 1-866-566-3877 (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, 416.212.6186 / 1.866.252.2152,

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