‘Twas the night before the election and all through the Town, not a candidate was sleeping despite tiredness from making the rounds…
The name signs were hung to grab a voter’s stare, in hopes that their ballot would soon go there…
Okay, Halloween has not even come and gone yet, so lets forget the holiday angle and cut to the chase. Despite online and telephone voting having been opened since October 10, tomorrow (October 22) is the official election day for municipal elections.
How To Vote – Internet & Telephone
If you wish to use Internet and Telephone voting and have received your Voter Information Letter (VIL) with a PIN number, you are very much good to go.
For Internet voting, point your browser to https://grimsby.simplyvoting.com and confirm your identity with your PIN and birth date. At the end of the voting session we suggest you print the ballot receipt and if you need a reminder later, jot down who you voted for.
For telephone voting, call 1-866-272-2333 or if you are on sunning on an international beach somewhere you can call +1-289-203-6352 and simply follow the prompts.
Internet and telephone polls close on Monday October 22, 2018 @ 8:00 PM EDT.
How To Vote – Paper Ballot
If you prefer to vote the traditional way and yield your democratic rights at an actual voting booth, you can do so at Grimsby Town Hall, 160 Livingston Avenue.
Bring your VIL and accepted piece of photo ID (list here) that includes your name and address to Town Hall and the election staff on hand will proceed on getting you set up with a ballot.
The polling station at Town Hall will be open on Monday October 22, 2018 @ 10:00 AM EDT and close later in the day at 8:00 PM EDT. As long as you are at the polling station before 8:00 PM and are a verified voter, the Clerk will ensure that you have the opportunity to vote… but we do not suggest showing up at the last minute!
No Voter Information Letter – Want To Vote?
If you did not get a Voter Information Letter, first check to see if you are registered by visiting the Town’s Voter List link here: https://www.grimsby.ca/Elections/voter-registration.html
If you are not on the list, then proceed with registration and you will be placed on a provisional list. You will have to visit Town Hall to complete your registration and be sure to bring along one piece of valid ID (list here).
Or if you are not tech-savvy (which we assume you are by reading our site), you can always proceed to Town Hall with your identification tomorrow and the election staff with assist you with your registration.
Voter Help Line
Need help or have any questions on how and where to vote? You can contact the Voter Help Line between 8:30 AM to 8:00 PM tomorrow at (905) 309-2007.
The lines might be busy, so if your concern is immediate, we recommend you stop by Town Hall and get assistance in person.
Undecided On Who To Vote For?
The old saying was “get out and vote…” but we will say that along with “…or stay in and vote from the comfort of your laptop”. Your vote is your voice in this election and we respectfully request that all residents exercise that right and ensure you have a voice at Town Hall.
If you are still undecided on who to vote for and have some free time, you can view the debates already posted on YouTube below:
Chamber of Commerce – Mayoral
A Better Grimsby – Ward 1 Alderman
A Better Grimsby – Ward 2 Alderman
A Better Grimsby – Ward 3 Alderman
A Better Grimsby – Ward 4 Alderman
A Better Grimsby – Mayoral/Regional Councillor
Made it all the way down here? Thanks for being a thorough and loyal reader… and voter!