City of Sault Ste. Marie invites community input on voting methods – April 20th
The City of Sault Ste. Marie invites community input on voting methods.
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
City’s YouTube channel
The review will explore how residents may cast their ballot in the 2022 municipal election. City staff will present information and answer questions from those who wish to participate in this virtual information session.
“The review is an opportunity to evaluate people’s preference with vote-counting equipment, alternative voting methods and voting locations,” says Madison Zuppa, Deputy City Clerk. “There are several ways in which votes can be made and counted including in-person manual count, in-person tabulator count, vote by mail, vote online and vote by phone.”
The City of Sault Ste. Marie has historically used paper ballot/manual count. In the 2018 municipal election, the City also provided a home visit program, where eligible voters could register to have a ballot box brought to their home providing greater accessibility for voters.
The review of voting methods is being done now so that any changes can be made before the 2022 municipal election. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the voting methods review will take place online.
To participate in one of the sessions, you will need to pre-register by contacting the City’s Clerk office at 705-759-5388 or email [email protected].
A live feed of the meeting will be streamed on the City’s YouTube channel, and afterwards it will be available on the City’s website.
Explore and learn more about voting methods, ask a question, and take the survey online by May 15, 2021. Paper copies of the survey are available upon request.
All feedback gathered throughout the engagement process will be considered as part of 2022 municipal election planning process.