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Many Ontario municipalities using online voting despite lack of provincial standards
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Many Ontario municipalities using online voting despite lack of provincial standards

More Ontario municipalities are using online voting in this month’s municipal elections than in 2018, despite the absence of provincial standards on how to conduct it. The province’s Municipal Elections Act allows municipalities to opt to use alternative methods to voting at the polls — such as online, telephone and mail-in ballots — if a council passes a bylaw. Municipal clerks are then responsible for establishing the procedures.The Association of Municipalities of Ontario says there will be 417 municipal elections held in the province on Oct. 24, and more than half — 217 — have decided to use online or phone voting. That’s up from 175 municipalities four years ago. Read more: Veterans, legion butt heads over use of poppy on Ontario election signs ...