June 7th is the Election Day for Ontario Provincial Elections. There are new features added to voting this year.New technology will be introduced in the polls for the 2018 General Election.
Election officials will be using electronic poll books (e-Poll books) and vote tabulators across the province for advance voting. On election day, 50% of the polls will have vote tabulators and e-Poll books serving 90% of electors.
The e-Poll books contain the full Voters List for the entire electoral district and replace paper-based Voters Lists. Election officials will scan the barcode on your Voter Information Card and the e Poll book will return your entry.
Election officials will also be able to search the e-Poll books for voters without a Voter Information Card, and use the e-Poll books to add or update voter’s information on the Voters List.
All e-Poll books are encrypted and password protected to protect voters’ personal information and the integrity of the voting process
Vote tabulators electronically count each ballot and generate results after polls close
You will mark your ballot and place it into a secrecy folder before returning it to the poll official operating the tabulator.
The poll official will feed the ballot face down into the tabulator.
A report with the results is printed after polls close on election night, at 9 P.M. (Eastern Time).