TORONTO, Oct. 2 /CNW/ - With just one week remaining before Ontarians
head to the polls, Elections Ontario is reminding qualified electors that
October 9 is the deadline for submitting an application to vote by proxy.
Proxy voting allows voters to appoint another elector in the electoral
district to vote on their behalf.
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
Returning Officer's staff before 8:00 p.m. on October 9, 2007 - the day before
Election and Referendum Day. The proxy voter must then show identification at
the poll and present the Certificate to Vote to receive the two ballots for
the elector on whose behalf he or she is 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 a returning office or
downloaded from the Elections Ontario website www.elections.on.ca.
To be eligible to vote, on polling day a person must be:
- 18 years of age or older,
- a Canadian citizen, and
- a resident of the electoral district.
Persons who ceased to live in Ontario within the two years before polling
day may be entitled to vote under certain conditions and should contact
Elections Ontario for more information.
For more information about proxy voting 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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