Cornwall Ontario — In an effort to accommodate all residents, the City of Cornwall will be focusing on accessibility during advance voting days.
Advance voting will be held at the Benson Centre, Cornwall Square and Eastcourt Mall on Thursday, October 9, Friday, October 10, and Saturday, October 11.
Voters have not been assigned a voting location. Instead, voters can vote at the location of their choice.
“We want to make it as easy as possible for residents to participate in the election,” said Manon Levesque, Deputy Clerk.
The Elections Office has two touch screen voting units which are equipped with electronic ballots including audio, keyboard, large print and colour contrast in both official languages for voters who are deaf or who have vision disabilities. These two units will be located at the Cornwall Square and Eastcourt Mall.
Cornwall Transit will be offering free Handi-Transit rides to voters with disabilities during the advance voting days to and from a voting location. Handi-Transit registered users must book their rides directly with Cornwall Transit.
Voters with other transportation concerns are asked to contact Ms. Levesque, Deputy Clerk, at (613) 930-2787 ext. 2316 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, all Elections Staff has been trained on how to provide accessible customer service to persons with disabilities and are able to offer personalized assistance.
The advanced voting days at the Benson Centre, Cornwall Square and Eastcourt Mall are open to the general public, and will be open during the following times:
• Thursday, October 9 – 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
• Friday, October 10 – 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
• Saturday, October 11 – 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
A second round of advance voting will be held at City Hall (360 Pitt Street) on Tuesday, October 14, Wednesday, October 15,Thursday, October 16, Friday, October 17, Monday, October 20, and Tuesday, October 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day.
The Municipal Elections will be held on Monday, October 27, 2014.
For additional information on the election, please visit www.Cornwall.ca/election.