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Online and telephone voting for 2018 election

Online voting is new for 2018. As a candidate, I've had inquiries about different aspects of voter cards being mailed to residents. This post lays out what you can do if you have a question. As always, check with Township staff at the number below with any questions or help that you need to exercise your right to vote.


Voting opens October 9 at 10:00 am – that’s getting really close! During the 2 week voting period, ending October 22, voters can vote anywhere they can access the internet or a touchtone phone. If anyone has questions, check our Voter Help Centre, visit the Admin Office or call our Election Help Line.


Voter Letters Being Distributed

Voter letters are currently being distributed to everyone on the Voters’ List. We expect them all to be distributed by October 9. If you receive questions, feel free to help people if you know the answer, or ask them to call, visit or check our website. For Voters’ List help or inquiries, residents can:

Service:                                                                                             How to: 

Check if they are on the Voters’ List                                         • Call Election Help Line 

                                                                                                            • Visit our office or any Help Centre 

Amend any of their own information                                        • Visit our office or any Help Centre 

                                                                                                             • Complete the Application to Amend the

                                                                                                              Voters’ List form online and mail it to us before                                                                                                               voting day 

Lost or never received a Voter Letter                                         • Check if they are on the Voters’ List 

                                                                                                             • Visit our office or any Help Centre

Received a voter letter for a former resident                          • Call Election Help Line 

                                                                                                             • Visit our office or any Help Centre 

                                                                                                             •  Put the letter back in the mail, cross out the

                                                                                                              address and write “moved” on the unopened

                                                                                                              envelope

Received a voter letter for a deceased person                         • Visit our office or any Help Centre 

                                                                                                              • Complete the Application to Remove                                                                                                                Another’s

                                                                                                              • Name from the Voters’ List form online and

                                                                                                              mail it to us

Received a voter letter for a family member                           • Call Election Help Line

no longer living at the address                                                    • Visit our office or any Help Centre


Election Help Line: 519 669 6049 

Mailing Address: 24 Church St. West PO Box 158 Elmira ON

Help Centre hours and locations: listed online and in the 2018 Municipal Election Procedures


Voter Fraud

Now that voters have received their letters, we have had some questions about voter fraud. Because the Voters’ List is never perfect in any election method there may be some Voter Letters mailed by mistake. If you get any questions, please remind voters that mail tampering and voting more times than the Municipal Elections Act allows are offences. We conduct spot checks throughout the voting period and perform an audit after voting. Our Voting System is much more sophisticated than voting by mail and tracks the device people use to vote. The Clerk will report any suspicion or allegation of offences to police for investigation and prosecution. The maximum penalties for voter fraud offences are $25,000 and up to 6 months in jail.


www.woolwich.ca/election

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