I wanted to be in contact before the Good Friday holiday in order to provide you with some important information related to the Revised Voters List. The list will be distributed starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 26.
Revised Voters List – Information for Parties
The Revised Voters List will be available to Registered Political Parties on March 26 in the early afternoon. All additions to the list and changes to voter information have been clearly marked.
The process for receiving the Revised Voters List will be much the same as for the Preliminary List. You can use our secure FTP site or pick up the list in-person at our head office.
If the person receiving the Revised List has signed an E-293 “Declaration to Protect the List of Electors,” they will not need to sign a new form. If this process has not been completed, then the E-293 will need to be submitted before the Revised List is released.
Revised Voters List – Information for Candidates
I know that your candidates will be looking to receive the voters lists for their constituency as well. Before offering instructions on how they will receive the list, I want to offer a few brief comments on its coverage. In the 2011 election, at the close of registration we had about 72 percent of eligible voters registered. As of right now, we believe our coverage rate is around 92 percent. Add in a general increase in population, and this means there are many more names on the list and in turn that the lists are many more printed pages than they were in 2011. This means that printing the lists (both for candidates and for election officials) will take much more time than in past years.
With this in mind, I would offer the following information that I would like you to pass along to your candidates:
Reminder – Returning Offices Closed Good Friday, March 25
All 61 Returning Offices will be closed on Good Friday, March 25. If you, your candidates or their business managers need assistance, our head office staff will be available throughout the work day. All Returning Offices will be clearly marked that they are closed for the holiday and will re-open at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 26.
For all of you, the Easter Weekend will be a busy one. That said, I hope you can find a little time to spend with your families.