Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Vote Early Beginning September 21

Advance Polls and Voting at the Returning Office
If you will be in Yellowknife between September 21 and October 1, you can vote at the Office of the Weledeh Returning Officer, in the YK Centre (old Eldonn`s Jewellers). Call the Returning Office at 669 7008 or email Weledeh_RO@gov.nt.ca Returning Office hours are 10 AM to 1 PM and 4 to 6 PM weekdays and 10 AM to 2 PM Saturdays.
Check the detailed list of ReturningOffice Hours.
Voter Identification
In order to receive a ballot, an elector must prove their identity and place of residence.
Voters are strongly encouraged to arrive to the polls with proper identification.

The easiest way to prove one’s identity and place of residence is with one current piece of government-issue photo ID: either a driver’s license or general identification card.

Two pieces of identificationfrom an approved list can be shown, but at least one piece must accurately describe the elector’s residential or mailing address.

Without proper identification, a ballot can still be cast, but the process will take more time and effort.

If an elector has no proof of identification, another eligible elector may vouch for them. In order to do so, both electors must take an oath. In addition, the other elector must have their own identification.

If you cannot meet the identification requirements, but know your returning officer by personal acquaintance, then you can vote in the Officeof the Returning Officer without showing ID.

Absent Voters: Voting By Special Ballot

October 1 at 2 PM is the deadline to apply for a special ballot. All Special Ballots must be received by the Returning Office no later than 8 PM October 3 (Election Day). See the Elections NWT website for details on voting by special ballot.

Mobile Polls
Eligible electors in a hospital, elders’ care facility, or confined to their home may wish to vote by Special Mobile Poll.

Those who are unable to attend the poll by reason of a disability may apply to the Weledeh Returning Officer to vote by mobile poll. Call 669 7008 or email Weledeh_RO@gov.nt.ca

Applications are only accepted from September 19 until September 23.
To find out where you vote, call the Bob Bromley Campaign Office at 446 3180.

Full information on voting is at the Elections NWT website http://www.electionsnwt.ca/participate  

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