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2022 Accessible Election

2022 Municipal Election Draft Accessibility Plan - Town of Amherstburg

The 2022 Municipal Election Draft Accessibility Plan is now available for public comment. Anyone who wishes to provide comments on the draft plan is welcomed to please submit a response either in writing to the Office of the Clerk or via email to accessibility@amherstburg.ca.

To view the plan online, please see the link below:

The plan is also available to be reviewed in person at the Office of the Clerk. 

Accessible Voting Technologies - Advance Voting

Advance Voting Places will be equipped with two (2) Vote Tabulators with Ballot Marking Devices, which permit the independent casting of Ballots by individuals with accessibility needs and those who cannot mark a paper Ballot with a Ballot Marking Pen. The system consists of the following components:

Automark Voting Assist Terminal

  1. An Accessible AutoMark System (Figure 1) and a set of headphones that a Voter uses to interact with the system;
  2. An on board printer for printing the audio session Ballot once the Voter has made his or her selections; and,
  3. Other input interfaces as necessary to accommodate a Voter's individual needs, including:
    1. Sip and Puff Input Interface; and,
    2. Paddle Button Input Interface. 

The Voter uses headphones to hear the Ballot presentation and the attached controller device (Audio-Tactile Interface) to control the voting session and select Candidates as well as respond with a "yes" or "no" to questions on the Ballot. The Voter can also use the other available assistive devices such as sip and puff or paddles if they are unable to use their hands to press the selection buttons on the controller.

Accessible Voting Technologies - Voting Day

A Voting Place will be located at the Libro Centre on Voting Day specifically designated for persons with accessibility needs and one (1) companion. The same Vote Tabulators used a Advance Voting Places will be used at the Voting Places located at the Libro Centre on Voting Day. The same procedures as set out above for Advance Voting Places will be used on Voting Day. When results are tabulated at the close of voting on Voting Day, the results from all Advance Voting Places and the Voting Place located at the Libro Complex will be consolidated and reported as one total. In this way the results from the Libro Complex Voting Place cannot be identified separately and disclose how persons with accessibility needs voted on Voting Day. 

Transportation 

Similar to the 2014 and 2018 Elections, for those that cannot attend a voting place who still wish to cast their vote without the use of a proxy, please contact the Clerk's Office to arrange an in home visit either on advance voting days or the election day. 

If you would like to familiarize yourself with, or arrange the use of, the above equipment or service, please contact the Clerk's Office:  election@amherstburg.ca or 519-730-2113.

Related Resources and Election Links