(Press release from the City of Ottawa. You can find information about Stittsville’s candidates here.)
All eligible electors are reminded that all 334 voting places for the 2014 Ottawa Municipal Election, excluding certain polls located in long-term care and seniors’ residences will be open Monday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Voters can avoid longer wait times by taking advantage of the off-peak hours, between 1 to 4 p.m., which are typically quieter.
Electors can find their voting place on their voter notification letter or by using the “Where Do I Vote?”search tool on ottawa.ca. Also, people are reminded to bring one piece of original identification that shows proof of name and their qualifying Ottawa address. A list of acceptable forms of identification can be found at ottawa.ca/voterID.
Also, follow Ottawa Elections 2014 on Twitter at @ottawavote and download our free mobile app available in the Apple App Store, Blackberry App World, and Google Play.
Cell phone use, tablets and cameras (photography and video) banned in Voting Places
On another important note, the Elections Office advises both the public and media that the use of cell phones and tablets is strictly prohibited in the voting place. This ban includes sending electronic messages by text, email or social media. All types of photography, including filming, are also prohibited.
By the numbers: Quick facts about Voting Day
Polls open on Monday, October 27 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- 334 voting locations
- Six command centres
Number of Election Workers: 2,815
- 2,606 staff at voting locations
- 109 command centre staff, including returns staff and drivers
- 36 staff at the Election Call Centre at City Hall (for the public)
- 64 staff at the Elections Office Call Centre (for election workers)
To date, combining the special advance voting days on October 1 to 3 and both traditional advance vote days on October 9 and 18, a total of 46,971 electors have voted.