TORONTO, Sept. 18 /CNW/ - Ontario's more than 8 million registered
electors will receive their Notice of Registration cards this week, announced
the province's Chief Electoral Officer.
The cards are arriving by mail in a yellow Elections Ontario envelope
that will also contain information on the referendum being held in conjunction
with the provincial general election on October 10, 2007. Each card shows the
address where the elector is registered, and gives the address, date and hours
of operation of the advance polls and polling day voting location where he or
she can vote.
"We have just completed an intense registration initiative in areas of
new development and high mobility in the 107 electoral districts across
Ontario. Revising agents have been knocking on doors in areas of high mobility
such as apartment buildings and new housing developments," said John Hollins,
Chief Electoral Officer.
Hollins noted that electors should receive a Revised Notice of
Registration card if their information on the Voters List was added or updated
through this process. In rare cases, Elections Ontario may need to change poll
assignments due to revised voter numbers in a particular area, and will send a
Revised Notice of Registration card to electors affected.
Electors who do not receive a Notice of Registration card by September 23
should contact Elections Ontario at 1-888-668-8683, as this may mean their
record is not up-to-date or they are not on the Voters List.
Electors who are not on the Voters List but who are otherwise eligible to
vote - that is persons who are 18 years of age or older on October 10, 2007,
Canadian citizens and residents of Ontario - may still vote. They must however
provide proof of identity and proof of residence to get on the Voters List.
Minor corrections to elector information, like a misspelled name or address,
may be made when the elector goes to vote at an advance poll or on Election
and Referendum Day, October 10, 2007.
"Whether they vote at an advance poll or on Election and Referendum Day,
electors should bring their card with them, along with documents that prove
their identity to ensure they are able to vote as efficiently as possible,"
said Mr. Hollins.
Electors who wish to ensure they have been assigned to the right poll
location or who need additional information on voting or accommodations for
disabilities or other special needs, may contact Elections Ontario at
1-888-668-8683 or visit www.elections.on.ca.
Elections Ontario is the non-partisan agency responsible for
administering provincial elections, by-elections and referenda.
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