Voter Information Cards in the mail30 April 2012
FREDERICTON (GNB) – Cards advising New Brunswickers when and where to vote, as well as the elections for which they are eligible to vote, are being mailed out by Elections NB. More than 550,000 Voter Information Cards are being sent in advance of the May 14 municipal, district education council and regional health authority board elections.
“We encourage voters to bring their cards with them when they go to vote as this will ensure faster service,” said Michael Quinn, municipal electoral officer. “A unique bar code printed on each card will help polling staff use hand-held scanners to quickly find the voter's name on electronic lists, which are stored on laptop computers set up at the polling stations.”
Eligible voters who do not receive a Voter Information Card, or who do not bring it to the polling station, will be directed to a special team at each station that will check the voters list or add the person to the list if necessary.
“We have introduced a number of changes to procedures that will make voting more efficient, reducing the likelihood of peak-time line-ups,” said Quinn.
Voters can also find voting information for their area online by visiting the Elections NB website. Using the "Search your Municipal, DEC and RHA Election Information" link, voters can quickly find the location of their local polling stations, the list of candidates running within their polling division, as well as contact information for the returning office in their region.
● Elections NB: www.electionsnb.ca