City personnel are now preparing Portage la Prairie's voters list ahead of next year's municipal and school board elections.

Any person who is eligible to vote in municipal elections can have their name added to the list, or have any information about the voter on the voters list corrected.

"We know that time always goes fast. I mean, last municipal election and school board election was back in 2018 and of course it is a set time schedule," says Portage city councillor, Preston Meier. "So October of 2022 would be the next municipal council and school board election."

Individuals are also permitted to request to have their name and address obscured from the list. A person whose name has been obscured will receive a personal security certificate and identification number, however, that person may only vote by sealed envelope ballot and cannot vote in person at the regular or advance voting locations.

"If you aren't on the voters list, get in touch with us at the city or go to our website, it will walk you through exactly what you need to do," adds Meier. 

Those looking to update voter list information can submit a written request to the senior election official in person, by e-mail, fax or mail to: City of Portage la Prairie, 97 Saskatchewan Ave. E., Portage la Prairie, Manitoba R1N 0L8. Or you may use our online voter registration form at www.city-plap.com/cityplap/voterregistration. The next General Municipal Election takes place October 26, 2022.