First Estimate of Advance Voter Turnout for the Provincial By-Elections in Niagara Falls and Thornhill

TORONTO, Feb. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - For the provincial by-elections in the Electoral Districts of Niagara Falls and Thornhill, voters were provided with several easy ways to cast their ballot in advance of election day, February 13, 2014. Advance voting opportunities included the option to vote by special ballot by mail, in person at the local returning office or by home visit along with the choice to vote over seven days of advance polls.

As of February 10, 2014, preliminary figures indicated that the following numbers of voters have cast their ballots for the upcoming provincial by-elections:

  • 5304 voters in the Electoral District of Niagara Falls
  • 4806 voters in the Electoral District of Thornhill

Eligible voters can still vote in advance of election day at the local returning office by special ballot or by using Assistive Voting Technology until February 12 at 6 p.m.

Election day is on Thursday, February 13, 2014, where there will be approximately 1525 election workers at approximately 170 voting locations across the two electoral districts. Eligible voters are encouraged to visit the Elections Ontario website to find out where, when and how to vote. More information is available at wemakevotingeasy.ca or by calling call 1-888-ONT-VOTE (TTY:1-888-292-2312).

Elections Ontario is the non-partisan agency responsible for administering provincial elections, by-elections and referenda.

SOURCE Elections Ontario

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Elections Ontario Media Relations
416.212.6186 / 1.866.252.2152
media@elections.on.ca
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