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Making the Municipal Election Accessible for Everyone

‘So it is all done in a privacy screen so nobody can see how they are voting and is completely independent’ by: Chris Dawson
Sept 26, 2018

The municipal election is still more than three weeks away but today the City of North Bay was getting prepared for it.

Officials gathered at Memorial Gardens to test their Automark Voter terminal – one of five that will be set up for the advanced polls which begin on October 3rd at the Gardens.


Ontarians to Use Electronic Voting Machines in June Election

Liam Casey
TORONTO, The Canadian Press
Published May 9, 2018

For the first time in a provincial election in Ontario, voters will use electronic voting machines when they head to the polls on June 7.

The voters’ paper lists will also be a thing of past in most ridings, replaced by an electronic version called e-Poll Book.

Elections Ontario says the new technology should help speed up both the voting and ballot-counting process.


Census an ‘Accessibility Debacle’, Blind Man Says

5 March 2018
Sally Murphy, Reporter
@Selbellnz sally.murphy@radionz.co.nz

A blind man is calling for an inquiry into this year’s census, saying there are barriers for blind people and other groups to access the census.

Johnathan Mosen and his wife Bonnie, who is also blind.

However, Statistics Minister James Shaw said help was available.


Elections Ontario Invites Ontarians to Provide Feedback on Accessibility of Proposed Voting Locations for the 2018 General Election

News provided by Elections Ontario
Dec 05, 2017

Public consultation will run online from December 5 to January 5, 2018
TORONTO, Dec. 5, 2017 /CNW/ – Today marks the first day of a month-long public consultation process on the accessibility of proposed voting locations for the 2018 General Election.

Until January 5, 2018, members of the public can visit http://www.elections.on.ca to view the proposed voting locations and provide feedback online about the accessibility of these sites.


LETTER: A Step in the Right Direction

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Oro-Medonte council should be applauded for moving our township into the 21st Century by recently deciding to include electronic voting in the next municipal election.

The 2018 voting process will now include options for paper ballot in advance polls, in addition to telephone and Internet voting for a longer period of time (a week to 10 days).