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Vaughan rejects Internet voting for 2018 municipal election
April 11, 2017
Adam Martin-Robbins

If you were hoping to chill at home and cast a ballot with a click of your keyboard or smartphone in the next municipal election, sorry you’re out of luck.

Vaughan councillors, at an April 10 committee meeting, approved a staff recommendation to, once again, use optical scan tabulators to count ballots and to forgo Internet voting for city council and school board trustee seats in 2018.

City council still has to ratify the decision.

The city clerk does, however, plan to report back by 2020 on security and implementation measures related to online voting for the 2022 election. 

Some GTA municipalities have embraced online voting.

Ajax, for instance, introduced it in 2014 and Newmarket recently decided to give it a whirl for 2018.

Markham, meanwhile, has offered Internet voting during advance polls since 2003.