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Advanced voting sees 1,240 votes already cast in election

Three more advanced voting days planned ahead of Oct. 24 election
Advanced voting was offered at city hall Oct. 8 to 10.

The first batch of advanced polling days attracted 1,240 votes in the municipal election, says city clerk Stephen O’Brien.

That’s about 1.2 per cent of eligible voters in the city, he said, noting some mail-in ballots are include in the tally.

Advanced voting was offered at city hall this past Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Another three-day period of advanced voting runs this coming Friday through Sunday, with hours varying by day and location. Check here for specifics and updates.

They will be available at the Victoria Road Recreation Centre (151 Victoria Rd. N.), Evergreens Seniors Community Centre (683 Woolwich St.), Shelldale Centre (20 Shelldale Cresc.), University of Guelph, University Centre (Reynolds Walk) and Arkell Road Bible Chapel (39 Arkell Rd.).

Eligible voters from throughout the city can cast their ballot at any of the advanced poll locations. On election day, Oct. 24, voters must use the locations established in their ward.

All advanced voting locations will be equipped with audio tactile interface, handheld touch pads and paddles, as well as sip and puff devices.

People wanting to participate in the vote-by-mail option should request a voters’ kit by Oct. 14 at 4 p.m. The registration form can be found here.

A “limited number” of vote-from-home appointments are also available during business hours on Oct. 11 to 14. Eligible participants must be unable to vote using any other method due to illness, injury or disability.

The deadline to request an appointment is Oct. 14 at noon. To do so, call 519-837-5625 or email [email protected].

As a pilot program for the 2022 election, appointments can be made to have an ASL sign language interpreter. An interpreter can be booked for a virtual session to assist the voter on election day at the location they request. 

Contact the city clerk’s office by Oct. 17 to make an appointment.

During three days of advanced polls in 2018, there were about 5,400 ballots cast, accounting for six per cent of eligible voters. 

The 2014 municipal election saw 2,985 advanced in-person ballots with another 12,726 from advanced online voting – something city council hasn’t allowed since.


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