Attention: Directeur général des élections du Québec

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I am a resident of Ward 6 in the Municipality of Pontiac, and beginning with the advance poll October 27, I and many of my neighbours were left wondering where we vote and what our voting pole number was. Usually this information comes early by mail, clearly showing the voting address along with the pole number.

I am a resident of Ward 6 in the Municipality of Pontiac, and beginning with the advance poll October 27, I and many of my neighbours were left wondering where we vote and what our voting pole number was. Usually this information comes early by mail, clearly showing the voting address along with the pole number. The missing information also made it      difficult for people to exercise their        constitutional right to vote on election day, November 3.
I understand the voting information was published in the Pontiac Journal on page 44. The Pontiac Journal is a free paper that may or may not be read by the recipients. Page 44 doesn’t exactly jump out at you and can easily be missed. Even though this past edition focused on the election, it did not steer you to page 44.
Also, I understand the voting information in on the Municipal website. That is great if people are familiar with the       website and go to it regularly. Many in our municipality either don’t have web      capability or are foreign to this technology.
Either way, the Municipality of Pontiac has failed to properly communicate with the voting public, and many were left waiting for Canada Post to deliver the voting document.
If Elections Quebec is serious about conducting a municipal election process of meaningful value and service to all, then they need to come up with a foolproof way of communicating with citizens.

Barrie & Micheline Marfleet
PONTIAC