Mail-in ballot an option for voting

Voters who cast their ballots in Electoral Areas will be able to do so by mail this year if they quality.

TNRD chief election officer Carolyn Black says mail-in voting will be available for those who can’t make it to a polling station on general voting day or advance voting day.

VoteApplications for mail-in voting will be available for download from the TNRD’s website or on paper at the TNRD office after Oct. 14, she told me. Arrangements can be made to have an application sent to you if necessary.

After the application is completed and accepted, the TNRD will mail out a voter kit later in the month that includes instructions and a ballot. Black said the regional district is making it as easy as possible for voters to get their mail-in ballots back to the returning office. They can be mailed, brought in or couriered if the voter pays for the courier.

To be counted, ballots must be received by the chief election officer by 8 p.m. on general voting day, Nov. 15. Mail-in ballots are intended for those who have a physical disability, illness or injury that prevents them from going to a polling station, will be away from the regional district on election day or advance polling days, or live in a remote area not readily accessible by road.

More complete details are on the TNRD website.

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