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Elections Manitoba News Release: Provincial Byelection in Point Douglas
TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 2017
TRAVELLERS AND STUDENTS ENCOURAGED TO REGISTER AS ABSENTEE VOTERS
Manitobans who are travelling, working, or studying away from home can still vote in the upcoming byelection in Point Douglas.
Eligible residents of Point Douglas who will be away during advance voting (Saturday, June 3 to Saturday June 10) and on election day, can vote as absentee voters as long as they:
• are Canadian citizens;
• are at least 18 years old on election day;
• have resided in Manitoba for at least six months immediately before election day;
• intend to be away for no more than six months.*
*The six-month restriction does not apply to members of the Canadian Forces, students attending school outside Manitoba, individuals working with the Manitoba or Canadian government or anyone living with someone who meets these conditions.
Applications for absentee voting are available from the Elections Manitoba website: www.electionsmanitoba.ca or from the returning office.
All applications must include government-issued photo ID (such as a driver’s license) or two other documents with the applicant’s name. The deadline to apply is 8:00 p.m. on June 10, but to ensure that the ballot kit is delivered with enough time to return it, all applicants should try to apply before June 3. Completed applications should be sent to:
Point Douglas Returning Office:
1072 Main Street
All absentee ballots must be received in the returning office by 8:00 pm on election day.
Enumerators continue to go door-to-door in the electoral division of Point Douglas to add names of eligible voters to the voters list. Enumeration for the byelection continues until Friday, May 26.
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Elections Manitoba is the independent office of the Legislative Assembly responsible for the administration of provincial elections and byelections.
For media inquiries, contact:
Alison Mitchell, Manager of Communications and Public information
Phone: 204 945-7379 | Toll-free: 1-866-628-6837
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