AD­VANCE POLL TURNOUT UP

The Peterborough Examiner - - Front Page - KAILEIGH HOWARD Spe­cial to The Ex­am­iner

Vot­ers visit Ac­tiv­ity Haven Se­nior Cen­tre on Barnardo Av­enue as ad­vance vot­ing for the Oc­to­ber 22 mu­nic­i­pal elec­tion was held at five lo­ca­tions across the city. There were 2,019 votes cast Fri­day, 515 at West­dale United Church, 483 at the Ev­in­rude Cen­tre, 402 at Ac­tiv­ity Haven, 366 at the Lions Com­mu­nity Cen­tre and 253 at the Peter­bor­ough Pub­lic Li­brary. That’s up from 1,731 in the 2014 elec­tion and 1,021 in the 2010 elec­tion, the city re­ports. With 10 days to go, 2,918 in the city have voted on­line.

Vot­ing can be con­fus­ing, es­pe­cially for those who haven’t done so be­fore, so univer­sity stu­dents are in­vited to visit one of two vot­ing pop-ups next week.

Stu­dents 18 and older are el­i­gi­ble to vote in the up­com­ing Peter­bor­ough mu­nic­i­pal elec­tion, as long as they re­side in the city while at­tend­ing school.

“Stu­dents don’t al­ways know that they can vote in the city where they at­tend school,” stated John Kennedy, city clerk and re­turn­ing of­fi­cer, in a press re­lease. “It’s im­por­tant to make them aware of their voter el­i­gi­bil­ity, and en­sure that it is con­ve­nient for them to reg­is­ter and vote.”

There will be a vot­ing pop-up at Flem­ing Col­lege Mon­day from noon to 5 p.m. at the main en­trance at the Peter­bor­ough cam­pus. On Tues­day, Trent Univer­sity will have its pop-up from noon to 5 p.m. in the Stu­dent Cen­tre.

Stu­dents must bring ID show­ing their name and qual­i­fy­ing ad­dress so they can be added to the vot­ers list.

Once reg­is­tered by the pop-ups, vot­ers can go on­line to www.pe­ter­bor­oughvotes.ca, which has a two-step process to vote from phones, lap­tops, tablets or desk­top com­put­ers.

JA­SON BAIN EX­AM­INER

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