Here’s Why Election Day in Ontario Will See Shorter Lines

Published June 5, 2018 at 6:43 pm


For the first time, electors used e-Poll books and vote tabulators across Ontario for advance voting.

Turns out, these advanced voting locations saw shorter wait times as voters came out to vote in Ontario’s 42nd General Election.

“Technology in the polls made voting even easier for electors who chose to vote during advance voting, and we are very pleased with the positive feedback we have received across the province. We are modernizing Ontario’s elections in a measured and principled way to give electors a better voter experience,” said Greg Essensa, Ontario’s Chief Electoral Officer.

An estimated 768,895 voters participated in the advance voting for the 2018 election. The voter turnout was 18.8 per cent, which is an increase from the 647,261 electors who voted at advance polls in the 2014 election.

For the main event, election day, 50 per cent of the polls will have vote tabulators and e-Poll books serving 90 per cent of electors.

Voter information cards (VIC) with details about when and where to vote have been mailed to registered electors.

Remember to carry your VIC and one piece of identification to vote.

If your card didn’t arrive in the mail yet, you have options.

You can also look for information on the website.

Don’t forget, election day is Thursday, June 7.

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