Campaign literature, two photos and one illustration

Campaign literature, two photos and one illustration

Above: (1) In the days before mass media, broadcasting an election proclamation required a bucket and paste brush (as here in 1911 in Lambton County, Ontario).
(2) Today, after an election is called, each person on the electoral list receives a personalized voter information card that provides all the practical information required to vote.

Broadcasting the News
As the right to vote was gradually extended to more citizens, electoral administration gradually became more sophisticated and more effective. For example, election proclamations and lists of electors were once posted on telephone poles. Today, a personal notice is mailed to each registered elector at the beginning of each election period. It tells electors that they are included on the voters list, and when and where they may vote. In addition, public announcements are made in the media to ensure that all potential electors not already on the list have the opportunity to register for the vote.

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