Ontario’s Election Act has recently been amended. These amendments are designed to help ensure that all individuals are able to fully exercise their democratic electoral rights, are served in a modern, responsive and efficient manner and that the provincial electoral process is transparent and impartial. The amendments include a strong focus on accessibility related issues.
Elections Ontario has drafted a Site Accessibility Standard that sets out accessibility requirements for the selection of the following locations during provincial elections:
- returning offices,
- satellite offices,
- poll locations, and
- advance polls.
Elections Ontario is seeking input on its proposed Site Accessibility Standard for Voting Locations. The Standard has been developed as part of the preparation for the 2011 provincial election.
The Chief Electoral Officer invites comments on the draft Standard. We encourage you to forward this invitation to any other interested individuals or organizations. Thank you in advance for any input that you may provide.
To access the Site Accessibility Standard for Voting Locations, click on one of the following links:
Please send your comments to Elections Ontario by September 1, 2010:
Mail: Voting Location Comments, Elections Ontario, 51 Rolark Drive,
Toronto, ON, M1R 3B1
Fax: Att: Voting Location Comments, 416-212-3401
If you require the document in another accessible format, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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