For the first time ever, Prince Edward Islanders will have the option to vote online, by telephone or by traditional paper ballot in the upcoming plebiscite on electoral reform. The dates and rules for the plebiscite have been set and approved by executive council. Voting will be held over a 10-day period, from noon on Saturday, Oct. 29 until 7 p.m. Monday Nov. 7. Those who choose to vote online or by telephone can do so within this voting period. Every eligible voter will be issued a PIN (personal identification number) to use for Internet or telephone ballots.
Dates for traditional paper ballot voting within the voting period will be announced by the chief electoral officer.
Earlier this year, government passed legislation to allow 16- and 17-year-olds the ability to vote in the electoral reform plebiscite.
Executive council also confirmed there plebiscite ballot will be a ranked ballot with five options, as recommended by the Special Committee on Democratic Renewal.