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City staff will recommend Ward 3 recount

2014 Guelph municipal election Guelph, ON, November 3, 2014 – The City Clerk’s office has begun to prepare for a Ward 3 recount in the event Council endorses staff’s recommendation to initiate a recount at its November 17 meeting. If it does, that recount would take place November 18. The staff recommendation will form part of a report for Council that will be brought forth at the November 17 Council meeting – the first meeting of Council to take place following last week’s election. If endorsed, the Ward 3 recount would include all ballots cast during the internet voting period, advanced in-person days and on election day, and be counted in the same manner they were on October 27. This means that all ballots cast… Continue reading City staff will recommend Ward 3 recount

City addresses longer than expected lineups

2014 Municipal Election Update Guelph, ON, October 27, 2014 – Election staff at voting locations throughout Guelph has been reporting a stronger than expected turnout to City officials today. In addition the City became aware of a syncing issue with the electronic voters’ list earlier this afternoon, which also lead to an increase in wait times. “When voters were adding themselves or updating their information at the voting location it was taking longer than expected for their information to update,” says Stephen O’Brien, City Clerk. “Voters were still receiving their ballots, and the issue had no impact on the security of the list or ballots.” To resolve the issue, the City implemented its backup plan, switching from a mobile desktop application to a web-based version… Continue reading City addresses longer than expected lineups

Open interviews for election workers

Gearing up for the 2014 Municipal Election Guelph, ON, August 1, 2014 – The City of Guelph will be holding recruitment open houses for residents interested in working at the fall election on Tuesday, August 5 and Thursday, August 7. Election workers are needed to fill the roles of Ballot, Revision and Tabulator Officers on Election Day (October 27) and/or during the Advanced Voting period (October 15-19). Interested residents are asked to fill out an application, available on guelph.ca/vote and attend one of the open house sessions where short interviews will be conducted. Applications can also be picked up at the open house but will not be accepted by email, fax or mail. Recruitment Open Houses City Hall, 1 Carden Street, Meeting Room 112 August… Continue reading Open interviews for election workers

Election workers wanted

Gearing up for the 2014 Municipal Election Guelph, ON, July 15, 2014 – The City of Guelph is inviting residents to participate in the fall election by working at a voting location on Election Day (October 27) and/or during the Advanced Voting period (October 15-19). Interested residents are invited to attend an open house session to learn about the available positions and responsibilities, and to interview for a position. Recruitment Open Houses City Hall, 1 Carden Street, Meeting Room 112 August 5 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. 12 – 2 p.m. 4 – 6 p.m. August 7 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. 2 – 4 p.m. The following summarizes the required positions. Ballot Officer – check voters’ identification, issue written oaths and ballots, brief voters on procedures and… Continue reading Election workers wanted

Are you on the list?

Gearing up for the 2014 Municipal Election Guelph, ON, June 24, 2014 – With the Provincial election complete, the City of Guelph is encouraging voters to register for the fall municipal election. By logging onto voterlookup.ca, eligible voters can confirm they are on the list and the accuracy of their elector information. If necessary, information can be updated online. New residents, or those who are now eligible to vote, can add their name to the list in a few short steps. Registered Guelph voters will have the added convenience of internet voting during the advanced voting period October 7 to 24. The City of Guelph does not administer voterlookup.ca. Residents needing assistance can contact the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation at 1-866-296-6722. For information regarding the… Continue reading Are you on the list?

Guelph to consider Internet voting for 2014 municipal election

Internet voting offers electors more accessibility and convenience Guelph, On, July 5, 2013 – On July 16, the City’s Governance Committee will consider using remote Internet voting as an optional alternative to paper ballots at voting places, during the advance voting period in the 2014 municipal election. “The City is exploring ways municipal voting can be more convenient and accessible to Guelph voters,” said City Clerk, Blair Labelle. ” Academic and best practices research confirms Internet voting—compared to vote-by-mail and telephone voting—offers the greatest benefits and poses the least amount of risk.” Guelph residents also support the use of Internet voting, according to a public opinion survey commissioned by the City last month. The findings from 600 telephone interviews conducted by Oraclepoll Research Ltd. reveal… Continue reading Guelph to consider Internet voting for 2014 municipal election