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HRM Municipal Election 2012
Evoting

Vote by internet or telephone anytime from
Saturday, September 12 at 8:00 am continuous
to Saturday, September 19 at 7:00 pm

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Tutorial

Tutorial will open in a new window and is in Flash 7.0 format.
Tutorial is approximately 8 minutes viewing time.

 

 

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Voter Notification Letters with voting instructions are in the mail

E-voting Information

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E-Voting Questions and Answers
2009 Special Election District 6

Q:Who will get a PIN to vote in the
  election?

A: Voters who are on the Final List of
Electors.

They will receive a PIN and voter instructions by September 8th.

Q: What if I do not receive a PIN in the mail?

A: If you are an eligible voter and on the Final List of Electors, but you did not get a PIN in the mail by the e-voting period, or if you are not on the Final List of Electors, please contact the Voter Help Line for assistance at 490-8683 or 1-888-820-8683.

Q: Can anyone tell how I voted if they know my PIN?

A: No. The system does not track how a particular PIN has voted, only that the PIN has been used to cast a vote.

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Q: Once I have my PIN, do I have to register in advance if I want to use either the telephone or the internet to cast my vote?

A: No, there is no registration required. During the e-vote period, using your PIN, you can use either the telephone or the internet to cast your vote.

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Q: Once a vote has been confirmed, can it be changed?

A: No. Once a vote has been confirmed it cannot be changed. This process is the same as dropping the ballot into the ballot box in a traditional paper based election ensuring complete voter anonymity and secrecy of ballot. The system does not know how the ballot was voted; only that the PIN was used in the election to cast a vote, and thus it cannot be removed from the vote count.

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Q: What do I do if the phone line is busy when I call and try to vote?

A: If the phone lines are busy, simply hang up and call back a short time later. The voting system is capable of handling a significant volume of calls simultaneously but there is always the possibility that many voters are attempting to call in the same timeframe. Voters will be able to connect to the system over the course of seven days and it is advisable to vote early in the voting time frame so that there will not be as much contention for the lines as the voting deadline approaches.

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Q: If someone calls me and asks for my PIN, what should I do?

A: You should treat your voter PIN with the same level of secrecy and confidentially you reserve for your bank card and PIN. Do not give your PIN to anyone who may call or approach you for the number.

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Q: Where can I vote from and how long does it usually take?

A: Anywhere Internet service is available in the world via either dial-up or high-speed service. The internet experience should take about 40 seconds. Phone voting is available via 800 service anywhere in North America and voting can be completed in about 1 minute.

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If you have further questions please contact the Election Office at election[at]halifax.ca or by calling:
490-8683 (vote) or toll free at 1-888-820-8683 (vote) or TDD (for hearing impaired) at 490-6645

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