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Elections Ontario gives key dates for this campaign
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Now that the campaign has begun for the June 12th election, Elections Ontario is outlining there rules of how to vote and when.

But don't think you'll be logging onto your computer to cast your ballot any time soon

Because the province hasn't adopted online voting yet, you'll be using a pencil and stuffing a ballot box if you want to vote this time around.

Ontario's Chief Electoral Officer Greg Essensa says they still have to do research because of security issues.

Essensa couldn't say when online voting will be possible, but underlines that he recommended to move in that direction in a report he released last year.

While he can't give a timeline on that, he has released important dates: advance polls will be between May 31st and June 6th and special ballot voting is on May 13th.

He says you can also request a mail-in ballot if you are unable to get to a polling station.

Essensa also reveals there will be a political advertising blackout until May 20th. That only applies to conventional advertising - not online.

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  1. Frankie posted on 05/07/2014 06:59 PM
    Two reasons not to have electronic elections -

    1. eHealth $ 1 Billion disaster
    2. deleting emails and ?

    They would screw up the voting then delete the votes
  2. Jack posted on 05/07/2014 07:02 PM
    This election is crucial to finally getting rid of Wynne and her corrupt, union-appeasing, tax-maniac government. The idea of letting any part of that depend on electronic records is horrifying. Better to wait until we have a responsible government that can actually complete a project, any project, on-budget and without scandal.
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Now that the campaign has begun for the June 12th election, Elections Ontario is outlining there rules of how to vote and when.

But don't think you'll be logging onto your computer to cast your ballot any time soon

Because the province hasn't adopted online voting yet, you'll be using a pencil and stuffing a ballot box if you want to vote this time around.

Ontario's Chief Electoral Officer Greg Essensa says they still have to do research because of security issues.

Essensa couldn't say when online voting will be possible, but underlines that he recommended to move in that direction in a report he released last year.

While he can't give a timeline on that, he has released important dates: advance polls will be between May 31st and June 6th and special ballot voting is on May 13th.

He says you can also request a mail-in ballot if you are unable to get to a polling station.

Essensa also reveals there will be a political advertising blackout until May 20th. That only applies to conventional advertising - not online.

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  1. Frankie posted on 05/07/2014 06:59 PM
    Two reasons not to have electronic elections -

    1. eHealth $ 1 Billion disaster
    2. deleting emails and ?

    They would screw up the voting then delete the votes
  2. Jack posted on 05/07/2014 07:02 PM
    This election is crucial to finally getting rid of Wynne and her corrupt, union-appeasing, tax-maniac government. The idea of letting any part of that depend on electronic records is horrifying. Better to wait until we have a responsible government that can actually complete a project, any project, on-budget and without scandal.
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