Barrie ballot bus rolls out to bring the vote to residents

The Barrie ballot bus is rolling out across the city to bring the municipal vote closer to residents.
Traditionally, a municipal vote gets a very low turnout. In the last election held in 2014, just 31.75 per cent of eligible voters turned out to cast a ballot. With that in mind, City Hall is taking the vote on the road, hoping to increase participation.
The bus will have two touch-screen counters onboard for residents to make their choices among the candidates vying for office.
The bus rolls out from Oct. 12-17, operating at scheduled times across the city. It will be making stops at malls, grocery stores, seniors residences and recreation centres, spending three hours at each location. The mobile voting station will be equipped with a privacy wall with two people voting at a time.
For times and locations, click here.