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Accessibility

The District of North Saanich is offering these options to make voting more accessible:

  • Curb-side voting: if an eligible elector travels to the voting place and cannot easily access the building or room in which voting is taking place, an election official may bring them a ballot. (Please note that North Saanich Municipal Hall is an accessible building, and the two parking spaces closest to the Hall are designated for people with disabilities.) Electors will be able to vote without leaving the car. The election official will ensure that the secrecy of the ballot is maintained and will immediately insert the ballot into the vote counting machine.

  • Accessible voting station: eligible electors will have the option to use an accessible voting station inside the voting place. The accessible voting station will feature a table at an appropriate level for people in wheelchairs and will be large enough to accommodate families. 

  • Assistance marking a ballot: if an eligible elector is unable to mark their own ballot, another person (such as an election official, friend, or relative) may assist them. That person will be required to sign a solemn declaration before being able to provide assistance in marking the ballot.

  • Translation: if an eligible elector requires assistance from a translator, they may bring one, as long as the translator makes a solemn declaration that they can and will translate to the best of their ability.

  • Mail-in ballots: There will be an opportunity to apply for a mail-in ballot in August 2022.  Updated information on how to apply will be posted closer to the date on the Vote by Mail Ballot page.

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