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Why are Adjala citizens just now ( 3 weeks prior to the election ) being advised that their in person ( mostly private ) vote is no longer an option and they MUST vote on line or via phone ?
Who ‘voted’ on this, when, and why were residents not involved in either the pre or post flow of information ?
Is our municipal council unaware that we are predominately a seniors community at present and not all have a computer, let alone internet services. Yes, that may be their personal choice to be ‘unconnected’ but surely they should be still a part of their community ?
Sure, we can come into the Municipal office on selected dates and times to receive assistance. But, what if we choose to vote in person ?
Is that option no longer available ?
Thankyou for your question. Council Agenda at the November 8th 2021 meeting had this report from the clerk recommending that council approve her recommendation to alternate voting methods for the 2022 election period. Public comments were welcome and none were received.
Council then had a fulsome discussion on the matter and the following was voted on and in place:
Internet/Telephone voting be allowed for the 2022 election By-Law No.21-68.
The municipal office will be used as a designated voting /helping centre whereby if residents are uncomfortable voting at home they can come into the township office from Friday October 14th thru to October 24th during business hours of 8:30am-4:30pm and both Sat. Oct 15th and 22 9:00am – Noon.
There are over 200+ municipalities in Ontario using this method this time around and in an effort to make the election more accessible to residents this is the method council choose this time around.
Hope this answers your question