Friday, 12 August 2011
IMPORTANT NEWS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES from The Coalition for Persons with Disabilities New for G.E. 2011: Request a Special Ballot Home Visit Call Elections Ontario between August 8 to August 30 to book a Home Visit Voters who have difficulty going to their local returning office may request a home visit. Home visits will take place between September 8 to October 5th, 6:00 PM ET or 5:00 PM CT. You may apply to vote by Special ballot in your home if you: Are eligible to vote in the October 6th, 2011 provincial election, and Find it impossible or unreasonably difficult to personally go to the returning office in your electoral district, and Need assistance with making an application to vote by Special ballot, because of a disability or because an inability to read or write Home Visit requests will be accepted at Elections Ontario headquarters from August 8 to August 30, 2011 by phone, email or fax*. Telephone: Toll free in Canada and the United States: 1-(855)-523-5932 Collect Calls: 416-649-1046 TTY toll free in Canada and the United States: 1-(888)-292-2312 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: Attention: Special Ballots 1-(888)-438-4448 (toll-free in Canada and the United States) Hours of operation: August 8 – 20: Monday to Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM ET August 22 – September 24: Monday to Saturday 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM ET; Sunday 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM ET *After August 30th, you may call your local returning office from September 7th to October 5, 6:00 PM ET or 5:00 PM CT to book your appointment. Please Note: Elections Ontario will forward your requests to your local Returning Officer. You will receive a call from a Special Ballot Officer after September 7th who will schedule your home visit at that time.