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Mr. Greg Essensa

Wrong Greg Essensa?

Chief Electoral Officer

Local Address: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Employment History

  • Chief Electoral Officer
    Elections Ontario
  • Director of Elections and Registry Services
    City of Toronto
  • Ontario’s Chief Electoral Officer
  • Arm's-Length Officer

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • economics
    McGill University
199 Total References
Web References
Conservative Values, 9 Mar 2015 [cached]
This province hit rock bottom Thursday - the lowest of the low - when Elections Ontario Chief Greg Essensa released his report on the dirty little Sudbury byelection.
Essensa said such an alleged bribery investigation is unprecedented. No other government, no other party, has stooped this low.
"No Chief Electoral Officer of Ontario has ever conducted a regulatory investigation into allegations of bribery or ever reported an apparent contravention of the home statutes of my office to the Attorney General," he said.
These stations will remain open until ..., 5 Feb 2015 [cached]
These stations will remain open until 9 p.m. EST to ensure every voter in Sudbury has an opportunity to cast their ballot," said Chief Electoral Officer, Greg Essensa.
40th Provincial General Election More Days and More Ways To Vote, 31 Aug 2011 [cached]
Stating that making voting easy was the core driver for Elections Ontario, Essensa 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.
Essensa 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.
Essensa also introduced the recently launched 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. Essensa 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:
Chief Electoral Officer Greg ..., 18 Feb 2015 [cached]
Chief Electoral Officer Greg Essensa has repeated his call for limiting advertising by special interest groups during election periods. We support his recommendation. Mr. Essensa is an officer of this Legislature, and I respectfully suggest that all members of this House should be mindful of his advice.
Greg Essensa, ..., 24 Mar 2014 [cached]
Greg Essensa, Past-President
Greg Essensa was appointed Ontario’s Chief Electoral Officer with the unanimous consent of the Legislature in June 2008. He is the seventh person to hold the position.
Mr.Essensa has over 25 years of municipal, provincial and international election experience. He began his career as a student worker in the former City of Toronto’s election warehouse. Over the years, he took on positions of increasing scope and responsibility and prior to his appointment he served as the Director of Elections and Registry Services for the City of Toronto.
A dedicated election official, governments of all levels, associations and not-for-profit organizations have sought his election administration expertise. He has advised on municipal elections in British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec and New Brunswick and primary elections in Illinois, North Carolina, Ohio and Texas.
Born and raised in Toronto, Mr. Essensa studied economics at McGill University.
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