If you’re unsure whether you’re on the Voter’s List and eligible to vote in this fall’s Ward One by-election, the Town has a few simple ways for you to find out.
First, visit www.pelham.ca/by-election-2020 and click the Voter’s List tab and enter your first and last name, date of birth, and address, and the database will confirm your registration on the list. Additionally, if you’re unsure where to vote, filling in the fields directly below provides dates, times, and locations for advance polling and election day polling.
If your name does not appear on the Voter’s List and you would like to register, you can do so by contacting Sarah Leach at 905-892-2607 x322 or email@example.com.
Clerk’s staff will also be at Maple Acre Library every Thursday from 1 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. assisting residents in determining if they are on the Voter’s List and answering election-related questions.
Only Ward One electors are eligible to vote in the September 15, 2020, by-election.
If you’re unable to attend a voting place on election day, you can request an on-demand special ballot kit or vote by proxy. On-Demand Special Ballot Kits will be issued to eligible electors who cannot physically attend a voting station due to COVID-19 or other extenuating circumstances. You must pre-register to receive the kit.
Pelham staff are taking every precaution to ensure a safe voting experience. Advance polls are available September 3 and 12, and it is suggested that those with even number home addresses vote on September 3 and those with odd number addresses vote September 12.
There will also be a number of new election staff working the polls, including a physical distancing officer to help guide and remind voters of spatial requirements, a poll station cleaner to ensure readily available and consistent cleaning of high touch points and ballot casting areas, and a health assessment officer who will screen electors as they enter the polling station.
For more on this fall’s by-election, visit: www.pelham.ca/by-election-2020