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Elections Ontario Invites Ontarians to Provide Feedback on Accessibility of Proposed Voting Locations for the 2018 General Election

News provided by Elections Ontario
Dec 05, 2017

Public consultation will run online from December 5 to January 5, 2018
TORONTO, Dec. 5, 2017 /CNW/ – Today marks the first day of a month-long public consultation process on the accessibility of proposed voting locations for the 2018 General Election.

Until January 5, 2018, members of the public can visit http://www.elections.on.ca to view the proposed voting locations and provide feedback online about the accessibility of these sites.

Elections Ontario’s Progress Towards Deploying Telephone and Internet Voting is Still Slow

ELECTIONS ONTARIO DOESN’T KNOW WHEN OR IF IT WILL BE READY TO TEST THESE IN AN ONTARIO BY-ELECTION, OR EVEN IF IT WILL EVER AGREE TOO TEST THESE

December 7 2012

SUMMARY

The AODA Alliance continues to spearhead a vigorous campaign to get Ontario voters to have access to the option of telephone and internet voting in Ontario elections. Below, we provide the latest in this seemingly never-ending saga.

Elections Ontario Declines Our Proposals to MAKE Ontario’s Two September 6, 2012 By-Elections Fully Accessible to Voters With Disabilities

UNDAUNTED, WE PRESS ELECTIONS ONTARIO FOR FULL DISCLOSURE OF ITS EFFORTS TO DATE AND FUTURE PLANS REGARDING VOTING ACCESSIBILITY INCLUDING TELEPHONE AND INTERNET VOTING

September 14, 2012
SUMMARY

Yet again, the AODA Alliance presses ahead with our effort to ensure that elections in Ontario become fully accessible to an estimated one million or more voters with disabilities in this province.

Will Ontario’s Two September 6 2012 By-Elections Be Fully Accessible to All Voters With Disabilities?

August 27, 2012

SUMMARY

Our non-partisan disability coalition continues to spearhead a campaign to make elections in Ontario fully accessible to voters with disabilities. Ontario’s two upcoming by-elections provide another chance to try to make progress on this effort. The grassroots campaign for fully accessible elections in Ontario was first launched over 13 years ago by our predecessor, the Ontarians with Disabilities Act Committee.

Elections Ontario Categorically Refuses to Deploy Telephone and Internet Voting in Any By-election IN 2012

BUT THAT IS NOT THE END — AODA ALLIANCE ASKS FOR MEETING WITH CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER TO RE-CONSIDER THAT REFUSAL

May 24, 2012

SUMMARY

Ontarians with disabilities have just come face-to-face with yet another roadblock in our 13-year-long campaign for fully accessible elections in Ontario for voters with disabilities. Undeterred, we tenaciously press ahead!

AODA Alliance Calls on Elections Ontario to Provide Telephone and Internet Voting in Upcoming Kitchener-Waterloo By-Election

May 14, 2012

SUMMARY

An organized campaign has been waged since 1999 to make Ontario elections fully accessible to voters with disabilities. As part of this effort, we have advocated for several years for Ontario to provide the option of telephone and internet voting in Ontario elections. These technologies could be very helpful at overcoming serious barriers that voters with disabilities confront when they try to exercise their fundamental right to independently and privately vote.

Three Developments in Our Quest for Internet and Telephone Voting to Promote Accessibility for Voters With Disabilities

November 25, 2011

SUMMARY

Here are three recent developments in our campaign to make elections in Ontario fully accessible for persons with disabilities:

* On November 17, 2011, Elections Ontario responded to our October 28 letter, in which we had asked for a progress report on internet and telephone voting. Elections Ontario defers most of our inquiries to the future.

AODA Alliance Asks Chief Electoral Officer for Press Report on Internet and Telephone Voting

October 28, 2011

SUMMARY

1. Swinging Into Action with Ontario’s New Legislature

A major priority for us in the new Ontario Legislature is to get Ontario’s elections legislation strengthened to ensure fully accessible elections for voters and candidates with disabilities. We foreshadowed this on the eve of Election Day earlier this month. Visit: http://www.aodaalliance.org/strong-effective-aoda/10042011.asp

We have a good crack at this, in the new minority government situation in the Ontario Legislature, since:

Another Fiasco at the Voting Polls

By JIM MERRIAM
October 8, 2011

I was wrong.

Occasionally in the past I’ve thought I was wrong, but I was mistaken.

This was not one of those times.

I was wrong when I gave Elections Ontario the benefit of the doubt about the organization of the 2011 vote.

I even bought into its advertising and wrote of hope the process would be improved because “they have branded themselves as an organization that is on top of the issues.”

Internet Voting in Advance Polls a Great Success in Markham, Report Finds

Published On Mon Sep 26 2011
Michelle Huycke, 64, is a resident of Markham who voted online in the last municipal election.
Liam Casey Staff Reporter

Internet voting in advance polls in Markham has helped increase overall voter turnout, engage non-voters to vote and greatly improve overall voter satisfaction, according to a research and public opinion report released Monday.

Local School Doesn’t Meet Accessibility Requirements for Election

By Kristen Smith
Posted Sept 26, 2011

Nottawa residents are being told to go to Ravenna to vote on Oct. 6 after Elections Ontario ruled their traditional polling station no longer meets the
province’s accessibility requirements.

Nottawa residents who voted at Nottawa Elementary School on Batteaux Road in previous elections are being directed to Ravenna Hall on election day.

Use Options for Accessible Voting for Voters With Disabilities in This Ontario Election

September 20, 2011

SUMMARY

It is very important that every eligible voter, including all voters with disabilities, votes in the October 6, 2011 Ontario election. This update gives you current, detailed information from Elections Ontario on options you can use to increase accessibility of voting to voters with disabilities. We hope this helps you ensure that you can exercise your fundamental democratic right to vote.

AODA Alliance Urges PC Leader Tim Hudak to Commit to Strengthen, and Not Weaken Efforts to Make Ontario Fully Accessible to Over 1.5 Million Ontarians with Disabilities

September 13, 2011

SUMMARY

ON September 13, 2011, the AODA Alliance wrote Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak. We asked him to reconsider his party’s platform. We urge him to commit to strengthen, and not weaken Ontario’s efforts to achieve a fully accessible province for over 1.5 million Ontarians with disabilities. This letter is set out below.

AODA Alliance Holds Queen’s Park News Conference on Eeve of Election Campaign to Unveil the Political Parties’ Platforms on Disability Accessibility

September 2, 2011

SUMMARY

The AODA Alliance has received and made public election commitment letters from four major political parties, the Liberals, NDP, Conservatives, and Green Party. We set out links to each of these below, as well as to an issue-by-issue comparison of them.

On Friday, September 2, 2011, the AODA Alliance held a news conference at Queen’s Park to unveil these election commitments on disability accessibility. We set out our news release below.

Why Does Society Hate the Blind so Much?

By Geof Collis
August 24, 2011

Note: By Blind I mean anyone from the Partially Sighted on up to total Blindness and of course I dont mean all of Society.

What prompted my current thoughts is the recent article Some Voters Will Cast Ballot at Home where Elections Ontario is launching a new program allowing Home Visits for electors who meet the necessary criteria.

Where did this come from?