By Stephen Dafoe
Morinville – Special ballots will once again be available in the General Municipal Election this fall. Council voted unanimously in favour of making the provision for the upcoming election at the Feb. 12 meeting of Council.
Special ballots allow electors unable to vote in the advance poll or on election day due to physical incapacity or being out of the area to cast their ballot. The request for special ballot may be made in writing, by phone, by fax, in person or by e-mail.
Morinville had previously made special ballots available for the 2010 election and had 14 electors took advantage of the opportunity.
Administration felt the special ballots were warranted for the upcoming election due to the number of residents who regularly work outside the community. It is believed additional advertising of the special ballot process will result in greater use during this fall’s election.