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UPDATE: Online election underway

With internet/telephone voting now underway, Sarnia City Hall is offering extended hours for those not on the voters list.

City Clerk Dianne Gould-Brown said they’re accommodating voters who may not have received registration letters with a pin number needed for eVoting.

City hall was open until 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 10, and will be open again the next two Saturdays (October 13, and 20) from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Gould-Brown said those looking to regain their voter eligibility have to attend in person.

“We actually need for them to come in and fill out a form to amend the voters’ list,” said Gould-Brown. “We need to check a piece of ID.”

Gould-Brown said they haven’t received any more complaints than normal this municipal election from residents not having received their voter registration letters.

She says they receive the voters’ list from the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation.

Online and telephone voting begins in Sarnia, and six other Lambton municipalities, Thursday, October 11 at 9 a.m. and is open 24-7 until 8 p.m. October 22.

On election day, voter help centres will be set-up at Clearwater Arena, Bright’s Grove School, and St. Patrick’s High School from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Residents can also vote, in person, at city hall during regular business hours, 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. during the entire voting period, and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., and on October 22 from 8:30 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Tablets will be provided in a private setting with trained employees available to help.

Election workers will also visit nursing and retirement homes as well as Bluewater Health with voting tablets.

There are 50,175 eligible voters in the city.

Other Lambton municipalities with internet/telephone voting are: Point Edward, Petrolia, Oil Springs, Lambton Shores, Warwick and Plympton-Wyoming.