Apr 22, 2019
By Gavin Day
Ontario’s chief electoral officer has made 13 recommendations in his report on last year’s provincial election.
Notable among them, Greg Essensa, says the province should hold the next election on a weekend or a holiday. He argues that would provide easier access to polling stations at schools and keep children safe.
Essensa also suggests longer election campaigns. The writ period currently lasts 29 days. He argues the longer campaigns would make elections run more efficiently.
The provincial government will review the report before any decisions are made.
The next election is slated to be held on or before June 2, 2022.