Special Ballot introduced for election
July 11, 2007
With the election this fall, a new process known as the Special Ballot is being introduced to enable eligible voters to mail in their completed ballots.
Starting July 17, 2007, voters may complete an application form to request a Special Ballot.
Once the list of candidates is finalized after Nomination Day, September 17, a Special Ballot package will be mailed to voters who have applied. They then have until 4 p.m. on Election Day, October 15, to return their completed ballots to the Election Office in County Hall.
Application forms and complete details. Forms are also available at the Election Office at 410-6550.
Special Ballots are one of several options for the convenience of voters who cannot vote in the advance vote or go to a voting station on election day because they are physically incapacitated, will be away from Strathcona County on Election Day, or are working as an election officer. As in past local elections, other alternatives for these voters are to vote at an Advance Vote, have their vote taken at home, or vote at the Institutional Vote conducted in lodges and care centres.
The October 15 election will be held to select Strathcona County's mayor and eight councillors as well as trustees for Elk Island Public Schools and Elk Island Catholic Schools.
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