Elections Ontario Going Digital to Improve Voter Registration

Currently in Ontario politics, the story dominating the headlines is who will wind up replacing Patrick Brown as leader of the Ontario PC Party. The race, as it stands today (March 1), consists of Christine Elliott, Tanya Granic Allen, Caroline Mulroney, and Doug Ford.

A new leader for the Ontario PC Party will be selected by March 10, less than three months before the June 7 provincial election.

Ahead of that, Elections Ontario is visiting Queen’s Park today to officially launch Provincial Voter Registration Month. This, as it’s been explained, is an initiative “to improve the accuracy of the Voters List,” by promoting a new online tool designed to simplify the registration process for Ontario voters.

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“We are asking voters to confirm, update or add their information using e-Registration,” says Greg Essensa, Elections Ontario’s Chief Electoral Officer. “We want to give voters the best possible voting experience by providing all the right tools to make voting easy.”

To help ease individuals into this new online environment, Elections Ontario will host local events in numerous electoral districts with the aim of educating voters. In an effort to get the 18-24 demographic more engaged in the voting process, Elections Ontario will make visits to college and university campuses to introduce their e-Registration system.

Just in case one of these events doesn’t come around your town, Elections Ontario plans to promote e-Registration to the masses through a province-wide media campaign.

Click here for a look at the e-Registration section of the Elections Ontario website.

-Adam Grant

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