Voting during a pandemic
You will have the choice of voting in person, during one of two advance voting opportunities (May 19 and 24) or at any of seven voting places on general voting day (May 29), or by mail after completing a mail ballot application.
In-person voting precautions
We take protection of public health very seriously and follow established provincial health guidelines at each voting place.
What you can do
- You must wear a facemask while inside the voting place and while waiting in line outside
- Two-metre spacing must be maintained at all times while inside the voting place and while waiting in line outside
- You will be asked the following self-screening questions before entering the voting place. If you answer “yes” to any of the questions, you will not be permitted to enter the voting place.
- Are you sick?
- Have you been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19?
- Have you recently travelled outside the country?
- Are you under a mandatory quarantine or isolation order?
- You will be required to sanitize your hands upon entering the voting place
What we're doing
- A maximum safe capacity for each voting place has been identified and will be enforced
- An overall by-election COVID safety plan has been created
- Each voting place will have its own COVID safety plan
- Election officials will wear facemasks and maintain two-metre spacing from electors
- Electors and election officials will be separated by a Plexiglas divider when receiving a ballot or registering to vote
- Oral declarations will be used in place of signing the voting book before being given a ballot
- Special ballot marking pens will be available and disinfected after each use
- An election official will be dedicated to constant disinfection during voting hours at each voting place