Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock electors may apply to vote by proxy

    TORONTO, Feb. 9 /CNW/ - Electors qualified to vote in the March 5
by-election in Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock who are unable to cast their
ballot in person on Election Day or at an advance poll may apply to vote by
proxy. Proxy voting allows voters to appoint another elector residing in their
electoral district to vote on their behalf.
    Persons who ceased to live in Ontario within the two years prior to the
Election Day and whose last residence was in Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock
may be entitled to vote under certain conditions. Contact Elections Ontario
for more information.
    An elector may not act as a proxy voter for more than two electors. To
receive a Certificate to Vote on behalf of the elector appointing the proxy,
the application, along with appropriate ID, must be provided to a member of
the local Returning Office staff before 8:00 p.m. on March 4 - the day before
the by-election. The proxy voter must then show ID at the poll and present the
Certificate to Vote to receive a ballot for the elector on whose behalf they
are voting.
    A proxy voter may apply to have his or her name transferred to the poll
where the proxy vote is to be cast or, in turn, to transfer the name of the
voter appointing the proxy to their own poll.
    Applications to vote by proxy can be obtained from the
Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock returning office or downloaded from the
Elections Ontario website at www.elections.on.ca.
    To be eligible to vote, on Election Day a person must be: 18 years of age
or older, a Canadian citizen, and a resident of Haliburton-Kawartha
    For more information about proxy voting and identification requirements
contact the local returning office at 1 866 850-0482 or visit

    Elections Ontario is the non-partisan agency responsible for
administering provincial elections, by-elections and referenda.

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For further information:

For further information: Elections Ontario Media Relations: (416)
212-6186, 1-866-252-2152, media@elections.on.ca

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