Media Bulletin - First Estimate of Advance Poll Turnout for the St. Paul's

TORONTO, Sept. 15 /CNW/ - Six days of advance poll voting concluded last week for the September 17 by-election in the Electoral District of St. Paul's. Preliminary numbers indicate that 3,359 electors cast their ballot at one of the five advance polls this past week.

The Election Act prescribes 13 days of advance poll voting for a fixed date general election, and six days for a by-election. In the 2007 General Election, 4,450 electors in the Electoral District of St. Paul's chose to vote over 13 days of Advance Polls.

"The number of advance poll users suggests that the people of Ontario want a system that is flexible and responsive," said Greg Essensa, Ontario's Chief Electoral Officer. "Advance polls are a convenient option for the many Ontarians who wish to vote but are unable to do so on Election Day."

Election Day in the Electoral District of St. Paul's is September 17. Polls are open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information call the local returning office at 1-866-566-0877.

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: For further information: Elections Ontario Media Relations: (416) 212-6186, 1-866-252-2152,

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