Stephen O'Brien, General Manager, City Clerk's Office/City Clerk, presented an overview of the voting system and alternative voting method options for the 2022 municipal election. He outlined the decision making criteria that were considered before making a recommendation. He highlighted the various remote voting options and indicated that vote by mail is the recommended alternative voting method for the City of Guelph as it fully upholds all principles of the Municipal Elections Act. He also provided a summary on engagement findings on remote voting methods and outlined various administrative considerations and election trends regarding the use of vote by mail.
The following delegates spoke via telephone: