Stating that making voting easy was the core driver for Elections Ontario
took attendees through a review of the voting options available, highlighting the More Days More Ways approach which gives voters more flexibility than ever before to choose how, when and where to vote.
spoke of the many ways that eligible voters can choose to cast their ballot.
New for this election, Ontarians who are eligible to vote will be able to do so by mail using a Special ballot.
Voters can also cast their Special ballot at their returning office or satellite office over a period of 28 days.
Ontario's Chief Electoral Officer Greg Essensa launches Elections Ontario's plan to make voting easy by offering more days and more ways to vote in the provincial general election.
Ontario's Chief Electoral Officer Greg Essensa launches Elections
"The assistive voting technology is a key part of our commitment to offer more choice to Ontario voters and just one of the ways we're making it easy to vote in the 2011 general election" said Essensa
also introduced the recently launched wemakevotingeasy.ca website, which was designed to be accessible, easy to navigate and easy to understand.
The website informs voters about acceptable types of identification to bring to the polls, and hosts useful web apps.
These allow voters to find which electoral district they live in (Find Your Electoral District), to check to see if they're on the Voters List (Am I On The List?), to find their voting location (Where Do I Vote?, launching September 12) or to apply for election day employment (Election Job).
The companion to all of the options available for this election is the enhanced customer support strategy that Elections
Ontario has put into place.
explained how voters can reach frontline communications support workers in both official languages by:
For additional information or to schedule an interview with Chief Electoral Officer Greg Essensa or Deputy Chief Electoral Officer Loren Wells, please contact: