Election day is fast approaching. Voting opens in Kenora on Tuesday October 9. City clerk Heather Kasprick has the details.
"Voting will be done by online or by telephone. A voter information letter will be arriving in their mailbox. Once they have that letter, beginning October 9 at 10 a.m., they can begin to cast their ballot," she explained.
Kasprick explained what to do if you do not receive your voter information card by the end of the day.
"If they don't get a card they need to come see us at Election Headquarters at City Hall. If you don't have it by next Tuesday, that's when you'll want to come in and see us. You want to give the postal workers the rest of the week to get them delivered," she said.
For seniors, Kasprick says they're planning scheduled visits for those who need assistance.
"We are going to a bunch of the different senior citizens homes. We kind of have a travelling roadshow going out. We're going to New Horizons Seniors Centre, the Recreation Centre, the various nursing homes, as well as the seniors' apartment buildings. Those people are welcome to come there and get assistance as well. They don't have to come to City Hall," she said.
In the event you received your voter PIN and lost it, you should contact the Help Line number at 1-888-459-5102, email [email protected], or attend City Hall. The Election Official can decide to replace the missing PIN if it has not already been voted. You have to attend City Hall, sign a form, and then get a replacement letter with a new PIN. The original lost or missing PIN will be disabled to prevent it being used to vote in the election.
The following Operating Systems and browsers have been fully tested to work with the Internet voting portal:
Windows 7 or Windows 8 or MAC OS X 10.8 or later
Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 or later
Mozilla Firefox for Windows – latest version
Safari 6 or later
Google Chrome for Windows or Mac – latest version
You may still be able to access the Internet voting portal from other operating systems and browsers. However, these have not been tested.
You must complete the entire voting process in one session. If you are interrupted, you may go back into the Internet or telephone voting system and enter all of your selections. The manner in which the system works is that none of your selections are registered until you review all of your selections and click the confirm button. You then receive a message stating that your vote was received.
Once a vote has been confirmed it can't be changed.
Dryden residents can start voting on Friday October 12 at 10 a.m. and for those in Sioux Lookout voting opens on Saturday October 13 at 10 a.m.
Voting closes everywhere at 8 p.m. on Monday October 22.
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