Nearly 20 percent of eligible voters have already cast their ballots for the 2014 municipal election in Meaford.
Meaford's 11 day voting period began on Friday, October 17 at 10:00 am. Meaford voters will be able to cast their votes for Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Councillor, and school board Trustees until Ontario's official municipal election day on October 27.
Votes can be cast by phone or by internet – there is no paper ballot in this election.
“We are pleased with the turn out so far with the remainder of today and six additional days of voting still available to our residents. We encourage anyone wishing assistance or needing to be added to the Voters’ List to visit us at a Help Centre”, said Robert Tremblay, Clerk and Returning Officer on Tuesday afternoon (October 21).
Electors who have not received their personal Voter Information Letters must visit a Help Centre to be added to the Voters’ List with identification showing name and address.
Voters are reminded to enter the complete web address found in their personal letters when voting using the internet. A direct link can also be found on www.meafordvotes.ca, and on The Meaford Independent website.
Because there is no paper ballot, there are also no polling stations, however the following locations have been established by the municipality as Help Centres. Electors can be added to the Voters' List and receive assistance and clarification on the election process including access to a telephone or internet.
Meaford West Help Centre
458372 Grey Road 11 (Sydenham Depot)
Saturday, October 25 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Meaford East Help Centre
21 Trowbridge Street West (Municipal Office)
Friday, October 24 - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 26 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Monday, October 27 - 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The Meaford Public Library will also have an internet terminal available during regular hours of operation.
For more information, you can visit www.meafordvotes.ca, email email@example.com, or call 519-538-1060.