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How to Vote

The City of Kawartha Lakes will again use the alternative voting system Mail-In-Ballot for the 2014 municipal elections.  This alternative voting method has been successfully used in the previous Municipal Elections both in efficiency and voter turnout.  Vote by mail is a way of conducting elections using the mail.  It eliminates polling stations, advance polls and proxy voting.  It transforms every mailbox into a ballot box.  Voting is as easy as mailing a letter.  Vote by mail kits will be provided to every person who qualifies to be an elector.  If you are an eligible voter you will receive your Mail-in-Ballot kit  in late September 2014 (tentative). If you choose not to return your ballot in the mail, you may drop off your ballot at one of the City of Kawartha Lakes Service Centres located in Bethany, Bobcaygeon, Coboconk, Kirkfield, Lindsay, Omemee, and City Hall.

For more detailed information for voters on the 2014 Municipal Election, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs has prepared a “2014 Voters’ Guide for Ontario Municipal and School Board Elections”. This Guide has been prepared by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing to provide information to voters for the 2014 municipal and school board elections. The information also applies to any by-elections that may be held during the 2014-2018 council and school board term. This Guide is current as of November 2013. If the Ontario Government makes any amendments to the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 or related legislation, this Guide will be updated as needed.

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