TORONTO, May 9, 2018 /CNW/ – Ontario’s Chief Electoral Officer, Greg Essensa, today confirmed that the writs have been issued to administer a provincial general election in Ontario on June 7, 2018. There are important changes to note for the 2018 General Election.
Elections Ontario is modernizing the voting process and putting the needs of electors first by introducing technology in the polls. Election officials will be using electronic poll books (e-Poll books) and vote tabulators across the province for advance voting. On election day, 50% of the polls will have vote tabulators and e-Poll books and serve 90% of electors.
E-Poll books make it easier and faster for an elector to get a ballot. Election officials will use the e‑Poll books to strike voters names from the Voters List before providing them with their ballot. Voters will then cast their ballot using vote tabulators, delivering faster and improved service to Ontario’s electors, thanks to this technology.