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Online voting opens in Cambridge, North Dumfries, Wellesley and Woolwich

North Dumfries, Woolwich and Wellesley also have a phone in option
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Starting today at 10:00 a.m. residents in the City of Cambridge, the Township of North Dumfries, Wellesley and Woolwich can cast their vote in the municipal election from the comfort of their own home. 

North Dumfries, Woolwich and Wellesley also have a phone in option.

Cambridge does not a have a phone option, but still have a traditional paper ballot option. 

Information to vote online is contained in your Voter Notification Card that is delivered by mail. 

If you did not receive a card you can check with Elections Ontario or with the clerk office in your municipality. 

Grace Kosch is the Municipal Clerk with the Township of Wellesley, she says they moved to online voting to improve turnout and voter accessibility.

"We have a lot of young working families, and they are busy, by the time the get home from work and do activities with their children it's a lot to go out and vote on certain days." said Kosch. 

Kosch says it appears residents are aware of the new voting method. 

She adds, they went to extensive lengths to get the message out, "We put it out on Facebook and Twitter we've presented to two senior club luncheons, we've been out to community centres and the arenas, we've probably put as much info out as we possibly can," 

Votes are accepted online until 7:59 p.m. on October 22nd when all polls close.

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