This afternoon, Oct. 12, the HRM Returning Officer released early voter participation figures for advanced polls in the 2012 Municipal and School Board elections.
“As of this afternoon just over nine per cent of the 297,500 eligible voters have cast their ballots,” Mellett said
“There are some very interesting trends. For example over 27 per cent of 18 year olds on the voters list have already voted ... and while many seniors vote online or by phone most seniors who reside in seniors facilities will be casting their ballots on Saturday at the in-person polls provided for under the Municipal Elections Act," she said.
If residents have received their voter notification letter with their ID and PIN they can vote by internet or phone 24 hours a day between now and 7p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 or in person on Election Day, Saturday, Oct. 20 from 8a.m. to 7p.m.
If you have not received your voter letter or require assistance casting your ballot there is still time. Advanced Registration Polls have been set up in public libraries and other facilities throughout HRM.
You can get your voting ID and PIN printed while you wait and cast your ballot on one of the secure terminals or in the convenience of your own home up to 7p.m. on Thursday Oct. 18.
For more information on advanced poll registration poll times and locations go to http://www.halifax.ca/election/VoterRegistration.html
On Election Day in-person poll locations will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voters who choose to vote that day must vote in person at their local poll location.
For more information about how you can vote call the voter help line from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday at 490-VOTE (8683) or 1-888-820 VOTE (8686) or the TDD line (for hearing impaired) at 1-866-236-0020 or go on line at www.halifax.ca/election .