Mail-in ballots flooding in

While Fort Frances voters only started to receive their mail-in ballots for the Nov. 13 municipal election on Friday, they already are flooding into the Civic Centre.
Assistant returning officer Lori Pattison noted yesterday afternoon that a total of 1,112 ballots have been returned since Friday.
A whopping 739 came in the morning mail at the Civic Centre yesterday, with four more in the drop box. Some 240 were delivered in the mail Monday in addition to the 94 dropped off.
Thirty-five ballots were turned in Friday—the same day many voters received them in the mail.
The total number of eligible voters in Fort Frances is about 6,300.
Those eligible voters who have not received their mail-in ballot packages yet either are not on the voters’ list or their information is incorrect on that list.
If this is the case, they must contact Pattison or returning officer Glenn Treftlin at 274-5323 or drop by the Civic Centre.
There they can fill out an application and receive a mail-in ballot package.
Voters who mail in their ballots are asked to do so prior to this Friday (Nov. 3) to ensure they get delivered to the town before Nov. 13.
Those who choose to wait to vote until after Nov. 3 instead are encouraged to fill out their voting packages and bring them to the Civic Centre in person.
There will be staff on hand to accept ballots from Nov. 6-13 or you can put them in the drop slot at the main door after hours.
Those who do vote this way, however, still must follow procedure and fill out the mail-in package as if they were sending it in the post.
As previously reported, the town will be using an electronic voting tabulator this election, meaning the results should be known shortly after 8 p.m. on Nov. 13.