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This short slideshare was built to help residents of Bay Ward in Ottawa find some answers to common voting questions with respect to the October 25th election of City Council. ...

This short slideshare was built to help residents of Bay Ward in Ottawa find some answers to common voting questions with respect to the October 25th election of City Council.
The information in this presentation was gathered from Provincial and City sources to ensure accuracy.
Please feel free to download and modify this presentation if you are a non profit or interest group looking for a simple guide to help grow voter engagement.

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  • 1. Voting 2010 Bay Ward
    Make Your Voice Heard!
    Authorized by the Mark Taylor Campaign
  • 2. HOW DO I KNOW IF I CAN VOTE?
    A person is entitled to be a voter in an election held in Ottawa, if on voting day he or she is:
    • a Canadian citizen;
    • 3. at least 18 years old;
    • 4. residing in Ottawa (even if you are a Student studying here) or an owner or tenant of land there, or the spouse of such owner or tenant; and not otherwise prohibited from voting.
    How Many Votes Do I Get?
    • 1 vote for a person to be your Mayor
    • 5. 1 vote for a person to be your City Councillor
    • 6. 1 vote for a person to be your School Board Trustee
  • IF FOR ANY REASON YOU ARE UNSURE IF YOU ARE ABLE TO VOTE,PLEASE CONTACT OUR CAMPAIGN AND WE WILL BE HAPPY TO ASSIST YOU!
    Mark@GoTaylor.ca
    613-722-7373
    www.GoTaylor.ca
  • 7. IF YOU ARE ON THE VOTERS LIST...
    • If you are on the voters’ list and wish to vote, you must show identification confirming your identity and place of residence in order to receive a ballot.  
    • 8. Photo ID is not required.  
    • 9. A list of acceptable identification is printed on the next page.
    WHAT IF I AM ON THE VOTERS LIST BUT DO NOT HAVE IDENTIFICATION WHEN I ARRIVE TO VOTE ?
    • If you are on the voters’ list but do not have acceptable identification, you may make a statutory declaration (sign a paper promising)  that you are the person on the voters’ list in order to receive a ballot.
  • IDENTIFICATION THAT CAN BE USED TO VOTE...
    In order to vote you will need to show identification to prove who you are and where you live (you must prove both)
    These items can be used by themselves as both proof of identity and that you live in Bay Ward
    List #1: ONLY 1 THING FROM THIS LIST IS NEEDED (Must be originals, not copies and must be signed & show your address in Bay Ward)
    An Ontario driver’s license. An Ontario Health Card (photo card). An Ontario motor vehicle permit (plate portion). A cancelled personalized cheque. A mortgage, lease or rental agreement .An insurance policy. A loan or financial agreement with a financial institution. A document issued or certified by a court in Ontario .Any other document from the government of Canada, Ontario or a municipality in Ontario or from an agency of such a government .Any document from a Band Council in Ontario established under the Indian Act (Canada). 
     If you do not have anything from the above list, you can use 1 THING from list #2 AND 1 THING from list #3
    List #2 (Must be originals, not copies and must be signed by you and show your name printed on it)
    An Ontario driver’s license. An Ontario Health Card .An Ontario motor vehicle permit (plate portion). A Canadian passport. A Certificate of Canadian Citizenship. A Certificate of Indian Status .A Veterans Affairs Canada Health Card. A social insurance number card. An Old Age Security Card .A credit card. A debit card. An employee identification card. A student identification card issued by a post-secondary institution. A union identification card or a professional license card. A cancelled personalized cheque. A mortgage, lease or rental agreement for property in Ontario. An insurance policy. A document issued or certified by a court in Ontario. Any other document from the government of Canada, Ontario or a municipality in Ontario or from an agency of such a government. Any document from a Band Council in Ontario established under the Indian Act (Canada).
    List #3 (Must be originals, not copies and must have your name printed on it & your address in Bay Ward) 
    An Ontario motor vehicle permit (vehicle portion). An income tax assessment notice. A Child Tax Benefit Statement. A Statement of Employment Insurance Benefits Paid T4E.A Statement of Old Age Security T4A (OAS).A Statement of Canada Pension Plan Benefits T4A (P) .A Canada Pension Plan Statement of Contributions .A Statement of Direct Deposit for Ontario Works. A Statement of Direct Deposit for Ontario Disability Support Program. A Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Statement of Benefits T5007.A property tax assessment. An insurance statement. A mortgage, lease or rental statement for property in Ontario .A credit card, bank account, RRSP, RRIF, RHOSP or T5 statement. A CNIB Card or a card from another registered charitable organization which provides services to persons with disabilities. A hospital card or record. A document showing campus residence issued by the office or officials responsible for student residence at a post-secondary institution. A utility bill for hydro, water, gas, telephone or cable TV or a bill from a public utilities commission. A cheque stub, T4 statement or pay receipt issued by an employer. A transcript or report card from a post-secondary school. A document issued or certified by a court in Ontario .Any other document from the government of Canada, Ontario or a municipality in Ontario or from an agency of such a government. Any document from a Band Council in Ontario established under the Indian Act (Canada).
  • 10. WHAT IF I AM NOT ON THE VOTER'S LIST ?
    •  If you do not get letter from the City by September 15th and want to know if you are on the voters’ list;
    • 11. You can call 311  to ask if you are on it
    • 12. If you are not, they will tell where you have to go with your identification to be put on the list.
  • Voting Days!
    Saturday, October 2nd
    Thursday, October 14th
    Monday, October 25th
    Where Do I Vote?
    • A list of voting places will be available in September and will be on my web site.
  • Please DON’T let anything
    STOP you from Voting !
    You can contact our campaign if you need help with:
    • If you are a shift worker and are worried about getting time away from work.
    • 13. If you are concerned about your voting location being accessible to you if you have a disability or health concerns.
    • 14. If you are worried about anything else, that will stop you from voting!
    • 15. Making sure you are on the voter's list.
    • 16. Getting to your voting location on election day.
    • 17. Making arrangements to vote in advance if you will be away.
    • 18. Arranging for someone to vote for you if you are not able to.
  • Accessibility
    • If you are concerned that your voting location may not be easy for you to vote at - please contact our campaign and we can assist with getting you out to vote easily.
    • 19. If you need assistance to get to your voting location, please contact our campaign and we would be happy to provide travel arrangements as well as help at the voting station if you need it.
  • If You Have Any Questions...Don’t hesitate to contact Mark Taylor at: 613-722-7373 Mark@GoTaylor.cawww.GoTaylor.ca