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Elections Ontario wants your input about voting and accessibility

July 2, 2014

Elections Ontario is seeking input from voters about how accessible its services were during the June 26, 2014 provincial election.

Elections Ontario’s CEO has written a letter below asking voters to complete a survey(www.ipsosresearch.com/electionsontariosurvey) about their experience at the polls or voting by special ballot. The goal of the survey is to identify whether voters found Elections Ontario’s services accessible for citizens with individual needs and how the agency can continue to improve its services.

 

 

A letter from Elections Ontario’s CEO to Ontarians with disabilities.

 

Dear Administrator or Elector,

In the 2011 general election, we at Elections Ontario made it our mission to make voting easy and put voters first. We introduced new methods and features to help remove barriers for all eligible Ontario voters. The recent 2014 general election was the next opportunity we had to showcase these methods and features created to improve voter experience at the polls.

In our efforts to continue improving our services, we are asking for feedback on the voting experience, particularly on features such as accessibility tools at voting locations, customer service, easy-to-read signage, and voting by Special ballot.

We would like your help in making the 2014 Elections Evaluation Survey available to people in your network. We are partnering with Ipsos Reid, a leading global market research firm, to collect data that we will use to make future decisions about accessibility at the polls.

Please forward this email to voters with disabilities who can provide us with insights on their voting experience in the 2014 provincial general election.

Notes for survey participants:

  • This online survey should take about 20 minutes to complete. The survey can’t be restarted, so it has to be completed at one time. Please begin the survey as soon as possible, and no later than July 14th..
  • All information you provide will be kept strictly confidential. Results will be reported in one combined summary so individual comments can not be identified.
  • To complete this online survey, please click on the following link:

www.ipsosresearch.com/electionsontariosurvey

Or if you prefer, by phone:

1-888-999-9370 (TTY compatible).

Any questions can be directed to Michelle Goland at Elections Ontario, outreach@elections.on.ca, or by telephone at 1-888-246-3335;

or Lauren Hilderley, Research Manager, Ipsos Reid, lauren.hilderley@ipsos.com, or by telephone at 416-324-2301.

Thank you for your assistance in helping us to improve voting in Ontario!

 

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