Monday, August 23, 2021 - 11:00 AM

Accessibility and the Municipal Election

The City of St. John’s municipal election is Tuesday, September 28. Accessibility and inclusion is an important part of the upcoming election.

In preparation for the election period, staff have consulted with the City’s Inclusion Advisory Committee for advice and direction regarding accessibility.

All elections staff receive inclusion and accessibility orientation for supporting voters who may need assistance, and all election related information and voting kits meet Clear Print Guideline standards.

Upon Request, election information is available in alternate formats (e.g., large print, Braille). Please notify the Election Coordinator by August 31, to allow time for processing your request and distributing materials to you.

Requests for accommodations can be emailed to the Election Coordinator at election@stjohns.ca, or voters may call for 311 or 754-CITY (2489) to be directed to the Election Coordinator. 

Satellite Drop off Centers are reviewed for accessibility and have the following considerations in place:

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • ASL interpreters may be requested. One-month advanced notice is appreciated
  • Use of personal assistive devices permitted to mark your ballot (own pen, mobile device, smart phone, reader apps)
  • Large print list of candidates available
  • Braille voting kit available
  • Signature guides available
  • Magnifiers available
  • Voting area enhanced lighting available
  • Service animals welcome
  • Election staff assistance available

On election day (Tuesday, September 28) Satellite Drop off Centers will be open in each Ward from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Please see locations below.
 

Ward Satellite Drop off Center Location
Ward 1 Paul Reynolds Community Centre 35 Carrick Drive
Holiday Inn Express 5 Navigator Ave
Ward 2 Knights of Columbus 49 St. Clare Ave
Virginia Park Community Centre 51 Harding Road
Ward 3 H.G.R. Mews Community Centre 40 Mundy Pond Road
Shrine Centre 530 Topsail Road
Ward 4 Kenmount Terrace Community Centre 85 Messenger Drive
Swilers Rugby Club 100 Crosbie Road
Ward 5 Shea Heights Community Centre 130 Linegar Ave
Southlands Community Centre 40 Teakwood Drive
Goulds Recreation Centre 509 Main Road Goulds

 
Further information for voters is available on the Municipal Election webpage.