TRURO - The municipal election kicks off today with two communities providing electronic voting and advance paper ballot voting also opening today in two areas.
In the Town of Truro, residents will be voting electronically via telephone or Internet. Voting begins today at noon and will continue until election day, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. Electronic voting can be done 24 hours a day.
Voters in Truro seeking more information can visit the civic building today between noon and 8 p.m. as well as Monday to Friday between 8:30 and 4:30 p.m. On Oct. 16, help will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on election day, assistance will be available from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
For people needing computer access to vote in Truro, there are a few sites to choose from. The Truro Welcome Centre will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; the Douglas Street Recreation Centre will have computers Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 4:30 p.m.; the Millbrook Band Office will have access Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and the Truro library will make their computers available Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 4 p.m.
In the Town of Stewiacke, both paper ballots and electronic voting are being used. People using the paper ballots can drop into the town hall on George Street today and Oct. 16 to cast an advance ballot between noon and 8 p.m. On election day, paper ballots will be available at the town hall from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Electronic voting also beings today in Stewiacke, at 9 a.m., and runs until Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. Computer access will be available at the community's town hall as well.
Voting for Colchester County residents will be done solely by paper ballot. There are two advance polls for county voters: today and Oct. 16 from noon to 8 p.m. Ballots can also be cast on election day, between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. in the various polling stations throughout the county.