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October 4, 2010
Toronto's municipal election weekday advance voting begins tomorrow
Election Day is October 25, however, there are advance voting opportunities available - and voters do not need a reason to vote early. The weekday advance voting will open for six days in total at half a dozen locations across Toronto. Eligible voters can vote at any of the six locations regardless of where in the city they live.

The weekday advance voting places will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Tuesday, October 5 to Friday, October 8, and also on Tuesday, October 12 and Wednesday, October 13. Media are expected to respect voter privacy at these locations and must contact Strategic Communications (via the contact below) for permission to take photographs/video or to record sounds in the voting places.

Media photo opportunity
Date: Tuesday, October 5 (one day only)
Time: 11 to 11:30 a.m. (Bonita Pietrangelo, Director of Elections and Registry Services, will be available at 11 a.m. to explain how the voting place works and to answer media questions.)
Location: Rotunda, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

All of the voting places will be accessible. The City has added ramps to buildings where needed, and for buildings that do not have a push-button door, a staff person will be at the door to ensure that all voters can enter.

During the weekday advance vote on October 5, 6, 7, 8, 12 and 13, all six voting places will be equipped with touch screen terminals for voters to cast their ballot.

The touch screen terminal is a paperless electronic voting terminal that features an innovative audio ballot. The audio ballot, in combination with Braille-embossed navigation buttons, enables all voters, including people who are partially sighted or blind, to vote in complete privacy.

Weekday advance voting locations:
• Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W. - Rotunda
• East York Civic Centre, 850 Coxwell Ave. - Council Chamber
• Etobicoke Civic Centre, 399 The West Mall - Council Chamber
• North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St. - Members Lounge
• Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr. - Committee Room 1
• York Civic Centre, 2700 Eglinton Ave. W. - Council Chamber

A voter may only vote once in the City of Toronto election regardless of how many properties they own or rent in Toronto.

For more information about weekday advance voting, call 311, e-mail, or visit the website at ( TTY service is available by calling 416-338-0889.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents. For information about non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Media contact:
Rob Andrusevich, City of Toronto Strategic Communications, 416-200-3660,



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