Statement from Ontario's Chief Electoral Officer on Today's Scarborough--Rouge River Provincial By-Election

TORONTO, Sept. 1, 2016 /CNW/ - "Voting locations opened this morning at 9:00 A.M. (Eastern Standard Time) in the electoral district of Scarborough—Rouge River. Voting locations will remain open until 9:00 P.M. (Eastern Standard Time) to ensure every eligible voter in Scarborough—Rouge River has an opportunity to cast their ballot," said Chief Electoral Officer, Greg Essensa.

Before heading to the polls, Elections Ontario reminds eligible voters to bring their Notice of Registration Card and proof of identity, or one piece of identification that includes both their name and residential address with them to vote. A detailed list of acceptable identification documents is available at

Once the polls have closed at 9:00 P.M. (Eastern Standard Time), live election results will be available on the Elections Ontario website The website will detail the number of votes cast for each candidate, the cumulative totals and the number of polling places reporting in the electoral district. Live results posted this evening are unofficial.

For more information visit or call 1-888-668-8683 (TTY: 1-888-292-2312).

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 media inquiries: Elections Ontario Media Relations, 1-866-252-2152,


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