TORONTO, Feb. 1 /CNW/ - Six days of advance poll voting concluded last week for the February 4 by-election in the Electoral District of Toronto Centre. Preliminary numbers indicate that 2,001 electors cast their ballot at one of the four 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, 3,862 electors in the Electoral District of Toronto Centre 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 Toronto Centre is February 4. Polls are open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information call the local returning office at 1-866-566-9766.
Elections Ontario is the non-partisan agency responsible for administering provincial elections, by-elections and referenda.
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