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Hey everyone, as we already posted, we had a federal election yesterday (Monday, September 20th).
Elections Canada wants voting to be as accessible as possible. Leading up to the election, Elections Canada offered resources, information, and help to vote leading up to general election day (September 20th).
Now you can tell them how accessible voting was for YOU!
Click here to be taken to their online feedback form and use the “Member of the Public” button to tell them about your voting experience. There’s more information about accessible polling stations and feedback here.
Hey everyone, as we already posted, there is a federal election coming up on Monday, September 20th.
If you want to vote by mail, you can check out the Elections Canada website Voting by Mail page for instructions and help to vote by mail – the sooner you can apply to vote by mail, the better! The cutoff is September 14th (next Tuesday).
There are 3 steps to voting by mail:
You can click here to be taken to the “Apply to vote by mail” page or you can click here for frequently asked questions about voting by mail.
Hey everyone, there is a federal election coming up on Monday, September 20th.
Check out the Elections Canada website Accessible Voting page for resources to help you vote! They have separate information available about:
- Voting tools and services (help marking your ballot, sign language interpretation, etc)
- Accessible polling stations (click below to see a PDF of help available onsite)
- Information in other formats (braille, large print, audio, ASL, etc)
- Assisting an elector (there are several ways to help someone else with the voting process)
- Their website also says that Elections Canada welcomes video relay service (VRS) calls.
If you can’t find the accessibility information you’re looking for, call Elections Canada (1-800-463-6868 or (TTY) 1-800-361-8935).
Hey everyone, there is going to be an election this month on September 20th, and CLBC’s August 27th update had some great information and resources to help get prepared:
- read information from Elections Canada for people with disabilities here
- learn about the tools and services that are in place to support accessible voting here
- learn more about how to vote, including the dates for advance voting, here.
Elections Canada helps make voting accessible:
Upcoming BCPF workshop:
BC People First (BCPF) wants to help people with diverse abilities to feel ready to vote and to know their voting rights, and they are hosting a workshop on Sep. 13th. Join presenters and BCPF Members Jo-Anne Gauthier and David Sherritt on Zoom from 1:00pm to 2:15pm PDT. You can find full details and register here.
Hi everyone, thanks to COPCS for passing around the info below – super that this is available!
NLS is a free braille and talking book library service for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical disability that prevents them from reading or holding the printed page. Through a national network of cooperating libraries, NLS offers books the way you want them: in braille or audio formats, mailed to your door for free, or instantly downloadable.
Please see link below to apply for service: