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General Information About Online Voting

Who and what can I vote for?

EVotes are requested by groups, organizations, faculties, and departments on-campus. The group requesting the election determines who will be eligible for the election and supplies the voters list.

When you log into EVote, you will only be able to see those elections that you are currently eligible for and those you have been eligible for in the past but that have not yet been removed from the system.

Who runs EVote?

The EVote system is maintained by UIT (University Information Technology).

What do I need to vote?

In order to vote you require a Passport York username and password to access the EVote system.

What if I have problems voting?

If your problem is in regards to eligibility to vote, please contact the group that requested the election directly. They are the only group that can request to add your name to the voters list if appropriate. If you find that you are ineligible to vote, it may take up to 48 hours to have you added to the voters list.
If your problem is technical you should contact Help Desk at 416-736-5800 or contact:  IT Service Desk.

What if I have a disability that prevents me from using EVote?

Persons with disabilities, who cannot vote through the EVote system, will be given alternative means of voting. All reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities to cast their vote in all elections and referenda. Arrangements for students will be made through the Student Community & Leadership Development, South 172 Ross Building, 416-736-5144, email: Arrangements for non-student elections should be made via the group requesting the election.

What about confidentiality and the privacy of my vote?

Generally, personal information is restricted and is available only to the person concerned.  University Information Technology, Student Community & Leadership Development and the University Secretariat will strictly enforce the University’s policy on the confidentiality of personal information during the EVote process.
Full-time employees of York University run the EVote system. University confidentiality policies, as well as the law of the Province of Ontario govern them.
The EVote system is able to produce an information audit.  This information will tell CNS, Student Affairs and University Secretariat officials that a person with a given username successfully voted on a certain date and time.  The system will not reveal how a person cast his or her vote.