May 17, 2018
The Ontario election is now underway and Election Day is Thursday June 7, 2018.
Patients in hospital who are eligible to vote can register under the special voting rules and vote using an envelope system that protects the secrecy of the vote. At LHSC the special ballot vote will be conducted May 21, 22 and 23. On those days the hospital special ballot coordinators, who are hospital volunteers and Elections Ontario employees, will visit all adult inpatient units and register the eligible electors who request to vote by special ballot and have not already voted. Every inpatient will be visited unless otherwise restricted.
Election Day: June 7
There are no polling booths or voting by proxy arrangements for patients who are in hospital on Election Day and wish to vote. Those who anticipate being inpatients at LHSC on June 7 are encouraged to make alternate voting arrangements with Elections Ontario.