Oct. 23, 2008
FREDERICTON (CNB) - Voters in New Maryland-Sunbury West who are house-bound; hospitalized; in a correctional facility; or otherwise unable to vote at their regular polling stations may arrange to cast a ballot for the Nov. 3 byelection in their riding.
Special ballots are available for housebound voters unable to make the trip to a polling station due to illness or disability. The voter, a friend or family member may call the returning office to arrange for a ballot taken to him or her.
Hospital officials in Fredericton and Oromocto and superintendents/wardens at correctional facilities are co-operating with the returning officer in New Maryland to have special ballots made available to voters.
Special ballots are also available for voters from the riding who may be travelling; working; attending school; or out of the district for any other reason and will not be able to vote during the advance poll or on polling day.
Voters may contact the returning office and either vote at the returning office before leaving or have a ballot sent to them via courier. Special ballots must be returned to the returning office by the time polls close on election day to be counted.
Voters looking for more information on the special ballot may contact the returning office in New Maryland at 506-453-8591 or visit the Elections New Brunswick website at www.electionsnb.ca.
MEDIA CONTACT: Michael Quinn, chief electoral officer, Elections New Brunswick, 506-453-2218, firstname.lastname@example.org.