Election 2018


2018 MUNICIPAL ELECTION

VOTE BY TELEPHONE AND INTERNET

VOTING DAY IS OCTOBER 22, 2018

 

The easiest way to have your say!

- Cast your vote without leaving your house
- Avoid lineups
- It's convenient and easy

At its regular meeting held on March 20, 2017, Council adopted By-law No. 9 of 2017, being a by-law to authorize the use of the internet and telephone voting methods for the 2018 Municipal Election to be held on Monday, October 22, 2018.  The deadline to pass by-laws authorizing the use of alternative voting, such as by mail or by internet, and vote counting equipment was May 1, 2017. 

The Township of Adelaide Metcalfe utilized the telephone and internet alternative voting method during the 2014 Election.

The telephone and internet voting system allows voters to vote over a period of several days.  This alternative voting method offers more convenience and accessibility as it gives the voter access to the voting system from home or from virtually anywhere in the world, through the use of a personal computer, mobile phone or tablet.

NOMINATIONS FOR COUNCIL CANDIDATES

Nominations for the following offices can be filed from May 1, 2018 to Nomination Day, being July 27, 2018.

• Mayor - 1 to be elected - At Large
• Deputy Mayor - 1 to be elected - At Large
• Councillor - 3 to be elected - At Large

The term of office for Members of Council is a four-year period commencing on December 1, 2018 and ending on November 14, 2022.

AM I ELIGIBLE TO VOTE?

To be eligible to vote in the Municipal Election, a person must be:

- a Canadian Citizen;
- at least 18 years of age on Voting Day;
- a resident in the Municipality, or the owner or tenant of property in the Municipality, or
  the spouse of such owner or tenant; and
- not prohibited by law from voting.

The Municipal Elections Act has been changed to remove the requirement for voters to show identification with their signature.

Acceptable documents for Voter Identification

PROHIBITED FROM VOTING (section 17(3) of the Municipal Elections Act):

- a person who is serving a sentence of imprisonment in a penal or correctional institution;
- a corporation;
- a person acting as executor or trustee or in any other representative capacity;
- a person who was convicted of the corrupt practice of bribery, if voting day in the current
  election is less   than five years after voting day in the election in respect of which he or
  she was convicted.

ARE YOU ON THE VOTERS LIST?

All electors should ensure that their names and relevant information are correctly shown on the Voter’s List.

ACCESSIBLE ELECTIONS - We Want To Hear From You!

We welcome your feedback as to how we may improve accessibility for our voters and candidates with disabilities.

The Township of Adelaide Metcalfe has an Accessibility Policy in place.  The 2018 Municipal Election for Adelaide Metcalfe will be conducted with having regard to the policies as established.

The telephone and internet voting methods provides accessibility as an elector who is able to access the voting system from home or from virtually anywhere in the world, through the use of a personal computer, mobile phone or tablet.

The Voter Help Centre will be accessible to electors and candidates with disabilities.

Election Officials will be available for assistance at the Voter Help Centre during the voting period.

Comments can be shared by contacting:

Jennifer Turk, Clerk
Township of Adelaide Metcalfe
2340 Egremont Drive
Strathroy, ON  N7G 3H6
jturk@adelaidemetcalfe.on.ca This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Phone:  519-247-3687

RESOURCES

Municipal Elections Act, 1996

Ontario Regulation 303/13

Municipal Act, 2001

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