Accessibility

Accessibility

Elections staff consult with the City’s Inclusion Advisory Committee for advice and direction regarding accessibility. The following considerations are established and increase election accessibility for voters and candidates:

  • Election information is published across multiple formats
    • Website
    • Social Media
    • Newspaper
  • The Election Coordinator is the point of contact to request specific accommodations. Requests can be emailed to election@stjohns.ca or voters may call for 311 or 754-CITY(2489) to be directed to the Election Coordinator. 
  • Election information is available in alternate formats upon request (e.g., large print, Braille). Please notify the Election Coordinator at least one month in advance of election day to allow time for processing your request and distributing materials to you.
  • Elections staff receive an inclusion and accessibility orientation for supporting voters who may need assistance.
  • Election related information and materials, including the voting kits, meet Clear Print Guideline standards.
  • 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 list of candidates and voting instructions available
    • Signature guides available
    • Magnifiers available
    • Voting area lighting available
    • Service animals welcome
    • Election staff assistance available