City demonstrates how easy it is to vote online

Gearing up for the 2014 Municipal Election

Guelph, ON, August 25, 2014 – The 2014 Municipal Election is just over two months away but eligible voters who would like a hands-on demonstration of the internet voting system are invited to attend a presentation on September 3.

“Online voting isn’t new to some Ontario municipalities but it is for Guelph. We have worked closely with our vendor to ensure the platform functions properly. This presentation will help assure the public of the voting process through a hands-on mock vote,” says Stephen O’Brien, City Clerk.

“The biggest advantage to online voting for residents is access. Electors can access the online voting platform from home, work or on the go through their mobile device. It only takes a few minutes and can be done anywhere you have access to the internet, at any time of the day.”

City staff will be joined by Dr. Nicole Goodman, Research Director, Centre for e-Democracy Assistant Professor, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto for a presentation on alternative voting processes in place across the province, highlighting the benefits of the online voting process. Following a demonstration of the internet voting system, residents will be provided mock voter profiles which can be used to vote for mock candidates in the demo election.

The online voting presentation will be held in Council Chambers, City Hall on Wednesday, September 3 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Residents wishing to attend are asked to bring their own personal devise – laptop, smartphone or tablet. A limited number of computers will also be available for those without a mobile device.

For more information on the 2014 Municipal Election, visit

2014 Municipal Voting Options

Vote online from anywhere, on any platform, at any time.

Date & Time: Tuesday, October 7, 2014, midnight (12 a.m.) – Friday, October 24, 2014, 11:59 p.m.

Vote early – residents can vote at any location within the city.
All advanced voting locations will offer accessible devices for voting: hand held touch pad, paddles, and sip and puff.

Date & Time: 
October 15 and 16, 11 a.m.–7 p.m.
October 17 and 18, 11 a.m.–8 p.m.
October 19, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden Street, Room 112
Evergreen Seniors Community Centre, 683 Woolwich Street
Stone Road Mall, 435 Stone Road West, 2nd Floor, Unit R2

Vote Election Day – residents can vote at any location within their ward. One location in each ward will offer accessible devices for voting: hand held touch pad, paddles, and sip and puff.

Date & Time:  October 27, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Locations:      please visit for a complete list of locations

For more information

Stephen O’Brien
City Clerk
Corporate and Human Resources
Office of the City Clerk
519-519-822-1260 extension 5644