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ELECTION GUIDE: How to vote in Sarnia’s Municipal Election

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Journal staff

The 2022 Sarnia Municipal Election will include a hybrid voting model, with in-person voting on election day, Monday Oct. 24, as well as an 11-day Internet voting period.

In Person Voting

The City of Sarnia says voter Information Letters will be delivered by Canada Post in the coming days. The letters contain information on how and where to vote, alongside the pin required for online voting. To check if your name is on the voters’ list, visit: sarnia.ca/VotersList

Paper ballots can be cast at one of nine voting places across the city, on Oct. 24 between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Please bring your voter information letter when voting in person, along with identification showing your name and qualifying address. Your voter information letter cannot be used as identification. Acceptable forms of voter identification include: An Ontario Drivers License; Ontario (photo) Health Card; Ontario Photo Card; The vehicle portion of an Ontario Motor Vehicle Permit; Cancelled personalized cheque; Mortgage statement, lease or rental agreement for the qualifying address; Insurance policy or statement; Loan agreement or other financial agreement with a financial institution; Document issued or certified by a court in Ontario)

For more information on in-person voting visit sarnia.ca/InPersonVoting.

Online Voting

Sarnia voters can vote online for the 2022 Municipal Election between 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 14 and 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24. You will need your pin from your Voter Information Letter.

You do not need to vote for every office and you can make as few selections as you like for offices with multiple seats, for example you can cast up to four votes for City Councillor, however you can cast fewer than four votes as well.

All votes must be cast by 8 p.m. on Oct. 24. The online voting system will not accept any votes after that time.

For more information on online voting visit sarnia.ca/OnlineVoting.

The City will open a Voter Help Centre on the first floor of City Hall, to assist voters who do not have access to the internet or require further assistance. The centre will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., seven days a week, from Oct. 14 to 23. On Election Day, Oct. 24, the centre will be open 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Residents can also call 1-877-472-7624 for election support.

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