2018 Municipal Election
This upcoming fall, the Municipality of Marmora and Lake voters will elect a 2018-2022 Municipal Council and School Board Trustees. Below are key dates and information for potential candidates and residents.
2017-04 Procedural Bylaw
Application to amend voters list
CAC 2018 Application
CAC Terms of Reference
Joint Compliance Audit Committee Members
Marmora and Lake Election Policy 2018 Public
Marmora and Lake Potential Candidate Information Package 2018
Ministry of Municipal Affairs Candidates Guide 2018
Ministry of Municipal Affairs Third Party Advertisers Guide 2018
Ministry of Municipal Affairs Voters Guide 2018
Municipal Election Accessibility Plan 2018
Notice of Nomination for Office 2018
The Municipality of Marmora and Lake will be using Internet/Telephone Voting for the 2018 Municipal Election.
Each voter will receive one Voter Kit, via Canada Post, that will include:
- Voting PIN#
- Voter Information Letter
- Instructions on how to cast your vote
Should you receive more than one kit, please note that it is against the law to vote more than once in a municipality [Municipal Election Act 97, s 51 (2)].
If you do not receive a Voter Kit you can still vote by getting your name added to the Voters' List
Go to the Municipal Offices at 12 Bursthall Street, Marmora, and fill out an application to be added to the list. Please note that the Clerk may require that you provide proof of identification or proof of qualification as an elector. Please call the Municipal Office to determine what documentation you may need at 613-472-2629. The Voters' List will be produced by Tuesday, September 4, 2018.
The online/telephone voting period will run from Tuesday, October 9, 2018 to Monday, October 22, 2018 and can be done from any location with access to internet or telephone
Town Hall will have a Voting Station including a Help Centre on Monday, October 22, 2018 (Voting Day) where voters can cast their vote electronically. If you require assistance bring your Voter Information Letter with you to the Help Centre.
Are you on the Voters List?
voterlookup.ca allows electors to confirm whether they are on the Preliminary List of Electors, used to prepare the Voters' List for election day. Visit voterlookup.ca to confirm and update your elector details. Have your say.
If you are not on the Voters' List or the information about you is incorrect, you may go to the Municipal Offices and fill out an application to be added to the list. Please note that the Clerk may require that you provide proof of identification or proof of qualification as an elector. Please call the Municipal Office to determin what documentation you may need.
Who May Vote?
Any person who on Voting Day meets all the following qualifications is eligible to vote.
- A Canadian citizen
- At least 18 years old
- Residing in the local municipality or an owner or tenant of land there, or the spouse of such owner or tenant
- Not otherwise prohibited from voting
The following people are not entitled to vote.
- A person serving a sentenece of imprisonment in a penal or correctional institution
- A corporation
- A person convicted of corrupt practice for an election held within four years of voting day
- A person acting as an executor or trustee on behalf of the person they are representing unless they have been appointed as a voting proxy
Number of Votes
A voter is entitled to vote once in a municipality and once for a school board even if the voter has more than one qualifying address within the municipality or school board. The place where they reside is where they vote. A voter may only have one permanent residence.
NOMINATION PERIOD (MAY 1 - July 27)
The nomination period for the 2018 Municipal and School Board election will commence May 1st, 2018 through until July 27th, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
Interested individuals wishing to register as candidates must ensure their nomination papers are filed within this time frame. Campaigning cannot begin until candidates have registered their nomination.
The Municipality along with the Hastings County Clerks and Treasurers Association will be holding a candidate information session "So you want to run for Council" on April 24th, 2018 at the Dungannon Recreation Centre in L'Amable from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and April 25th, 2018 at the Madoc Arts Centre from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Anyone considering running for Council is encouraged to attend. If you have any questions regarding this candidate training please contact Tonia Bennett, Municipal Clerk ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) for additional information.
THIRD PARTY ADVERTISING
The Municipal Elections Act now regulates third party advertising. A third party advertiser is an individual, corporation or union that advertises in support or opposition of a candidate or supports a yes/no question on the ballot. A third party advertiser acts on their own and is independent of candidates.
Third Party advertisers must register with the Municipality between May 1st and October 19th, 2018.
Additional information related to third party advertisers will be posted on the website once available.
Important dates 2018
Additional information will continue to be posted on the Municipal website as it is available.
The Clerk is appointed the Municipal Returning Officer under the Municipal Elections Act and is responsible for the administration and management of the Municipal Elections every four (4) years. Accordingly, the Clerk's Department is involved in accepting nominations of candidates running for office, preparing voters' lists, preparing ballots, selecting staff and certification and distribution of Election results.
- Voters' Guide for Ontario Municipal and School Board Elections
- Municipal Elections – Information Guide for School Board Trustee Candidates
- Information for Candidates
- Candidates' Guide for Ontario Municipal and School Board Elections
- Municipal Elections Act
- AMO Course: So you Want to Run for Council?
Office To Be Elected
In this election you will be selecting the following representatives for the period December 1, 2018 to November 14, 2022.
- Mayor - One to be elected
- Deputy Mayor - One to be elected
- Councillor - Three to be elected
For more information regarding the upcoming Municipal Election please contact:
Tonia Bennett, Clerk/Returning Officer 613-472-2629 email@example.com