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November 3, 2003
Turnout at City of Toronto's weekend advance vote: 31,700
A total of 31,700 eligible voters in the City of Toronto cast ballots at this
weekend's 44 advance voting places. During weekday advance voting at City Hall
and the City's five civic centres, 10,899 voters took advantage of early voting
opportunities. In total, 42,599 have voted in advance of the City's November 10
municipal election. In 2000, 26,405 people cast votes at all of the City's
advance polls.

Voting places on election day will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 1,618
locations across the city. Voter notification cards, mailed the week of October
20, indicate voting place locations in each ward. Those who did not receive a
voter notification card, or are unsure if they are on the voters' list, should
call 416-338-1111. The City's Web site ( also
has a function that allows voters to type in their address to find out where
their voting location is.

Voters are reminded that they may only cast their ballot in the ward in which
they reside, and are asked to bring at least one piece of identification when
they vote, showing their name and current address. The candidates for mayor in
this election are in two columns on the ballot. Voters must fill in the space
between the head and tail of the arrow that points to the name of the candidate
they wish to vote for. Voters do NOT mark an 'X'. Anyone who is unsure about
how to properly mark the ballot, or for those whose first language is not
English, can seek assistance from an Elections Official at the voting place.
The City has also translated voting instructions into 14 languages.

Media contacts:
Greg Essensa, Director of Election Services, 416-395-1305
Brad Ross, City of Toronto Media Relations, 416-392-8937, 416-919-6503 (cell)



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