See demonstration of new voting technology



WHEN:  Monday, Sept. 29 at 6 p.m.

WHERE:  Memorial Hall, second floor City Hall, 216 Ontario St.

WHO:  Kevin Arjoon, Assistant Returning Officer.

WHAT:  Demonstration of new voting technology.

Come see a demonstration of the remote voting technology Kingston residents may use to vote through their land-line phones and the Internet in the 2014 municipal election.

Supplied by Dominion Voting Systems, the remote voting technology has built-in security programing and includes a verification process, requiring electors to register prior to casting their vote online or through the telephone. All the necessary information for voters is outlined on the Voter Notification letters being sent to residents in early October.

The remote voting component is one part of the new vote tabulation system, which also offers elector list management software, and updated vote tabulators for the traditional polls, with paper ballots. This technology has been used in similar elections held in Burlington and Peterborough.

The remote poll will be closed in advance of Voting Day (October 27, 2014), and is expected to cut down on line-ups and wait times at the polls.  The remote voting period commences October 14, 2014 until October 23, 2014.

See <http://www.CityofKingston.ca/elections> for more on the upcoming municipal election.



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