How to vote

Vote By Mail:

Please see the Vote by Mail Video Tutorial for video instruction son how to vote by mail.

Vote by Mail is an alternative approach to voting. Instead of having traditional poll locations for voting, a voter kit is mailed to each eligible elector on the voters’ list.  Voters can return the completed kits either through the mail or they can be hand-delivered to Ballot Return Stations. 

The voter turnout in the 2010 Municipal Election was only 29%, the lowest in Wellington County.  Our goal for 2014 was to look at alternative voting methods to see how we could engage voters in a different way.

Why are we using Vote by Mail?

  • Ease and convenience for voters—you can vote in the comfort of your home and on your own time.
  • It is an accessible way to vote for people with mobility issues.
  • You can vote even if you are away on Election Day.
  • Over 43 municipalities successfully conducted their municipal elections in 2010 using Vote by Mail, including our neighbours in Erin, Centre Wellington, Minto and Mapleton.

Is Vote by Mail secure?

Vote by Mail is a double envelope system that protects the confidentiality of the voter.  Just like your other bills and payments, your completed ballots (in return envelopes) are processed through the Canada Post mail delivery network. Election staff use the signed voter declarations within the return envelopes to strike voters off the list—it is against the law to vote more than once for any elected office within the same municipality or school board.

Still unsure about sending your completed ballot in the mail?

Ballot Return Stations will be available during various dates and times from September 29 to October 27, 2014 for voters to hand-deliver their completed ballots within return envelopes.

School Board Election

Do you have questions about the School Board Election. Please visit our School Board information page with links and resources that will assist you in understanding School Board Elections.
 

Additional Information:

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