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    VoteOshawa: Advance voting kicks off this weekend

    VoteOshawa: Advance voting kicks off this weekend

    OSHAWA – Advance voting begins Friday, October 5 for Oshawa’s 2018 Municipal and School Board elections. Electors can vote at any of the City’s ten advance voting locations, regardless of the ward in which they reside.

    This weekend (Friday, October 5 – Sunday, October 7), electors are invited to the following advance voting opportunities:

    Date

    Location

    Time

    Friday, October 5

    Campus Ice Centre

    2200 Simcoe Street North

    12:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.

    Saturday, October 6

    Legends Centre

    1661 Harmony Road North

    10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    Saturday, October 6

    South Oshawa Community Centre

    1455 Cedar Street

    10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    Sunday, October 7

    Civic Recreation Complex

    99 Thornton Road South

    10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    Sunday, October 7

    Donevan Recreation Complex

    171 Harmony Road South

    10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

     

    Unable to make those dates? Advance voting continues the weekend of Friday, October 12 – Sunday, October 14:

    Date

    Location

    Time

    Friday, October 12

    Donevan Recreation Complex

    171 Harmony Road South

    12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    Saturday, October 13

    Civic Recreation Complex

    99 Thornton Road South

    10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    Saturday, October 13

    City Hall

    50 Centre Street South

    10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    Sunday, October 14

    South Oshawa Community Centre

    1455 Cedar Street

    10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    Sunday, October 14

    Legends Centre

    1661 Harmony Road North

    10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    Advance voting is only one of the many ways electors can cast their ballot in the 2018 Municipal and School Board elections. Electors can also vote by proxy and on voting day.

    Voting by Proxy

    Any elector is eligible to appoint another eligible voter to cast a ballot on their behalf. To do so, the elector must complete an Appointment for Voting Proxy form. The forms are available at City Clerks Services, located on the fifth floor of Oshawa City Hall (50 Centre St. S.). Specific rules apply to the appointment of voting proxies. Please contact clerks@oshawa.ca or 905-436-3311, ext. 5639 for more information.

    Are you on the Voters’ List?

    The Voters’ List is the list of eligible voters for the upcoming election. Every Ontario municipality is required to use the Voters’ List prepared by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (M.P.A.C.). An elector can check to see if they are on the list by visiting the City’s Voter Look Up webpage. Oshawa residents who:

    • recently moved to the city;
    • moved within Oshawa;
    • recently turned 18 years old;
    • recently gained Canadian citizenship; or,
    • are tenants,

    are encouraged to check to see if they are on the list.

    Voter Notification Cards

    The Voters’ List was used to generate the Voter Notification Cards, which were distributed to the community the week of September 17.

    If an eligible elector did not receive a Voter Notification Card, they can:

    • add their name to the Voters’ List (until Sunday, October 14); and,
    • determine their Voting Location on the Voter Look Up webpage.

    An eligible elector does not need to provide a Voter Notification Card at the time they cast their vote, however they are required to provide one (1) piece of identification containing their name and qualifying address or complete a Declaration of Identity affirming their identity and entitlement to vote at the Voting Location. A list of accepted forms and identification can be found on the City’s Voters webpage.

    Residents who received a Voter Notification Card for a person who no longer lives at their address or is deceased are encouraged to note this on the card and return it to the City by placing it back in the mail.

    For more information on the 2018 Municipal and School Board elections, please visit our website at www.voteoshawa.ca or contact Service Oshawa (905-436-3311) or service@oshawa.ca.

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