The Municipality of West Grey has selected to use the internet and telephone voting method for the 2018 municipal election. Paper ballots will not be used. Mail-in ballots will not be used.
Electors will receive a notice in the mail providing instructions and a secure PIN number to use to vote by either the internet or telephone. Electors are encouraged to vote using either the internet or telephone up to ten days in advance of election day on October 22, 2018. There is no need to wait to vote on election day as there will be no polls.
A help desk will be available at the municipal office to provide assistance.
Are you on the list to vote for the upcoming municipal election?
Updating this information will help to ensure that municipal Voters’ Lists are accurate and up-to-date in preparation for municipal and school board elections occurring this October.
Find out ahead of time if you are eligible to vote. Visit voterlookup.ca or call 1.866.296.6722. Have your say. Log on today.
Eligible voters without computer access or who would prefer assistance are invited to call or attend at the Clerk's Office as of September, 2018 to look up if they are on the Voter List.
To be an eligible elector in the Municipality of West Grey, you have to be:
|2018 MUNICIPAL ELECTION CALENDAR|
|Tuesday, May 1, 2018||Nomination Period Commences, s.33.|
|Monday, June 4, 2018||Municipal enumeration forms to be returned to MPAC to ensure inclusion of electors on preliminary list of electors (PLE).|
|Friday, July 27, 2018||Nomination Day (9:00am to 2:00pm)
Withdrawal of nominations before 2:00pm
|Monday, July 30, 2018||Certification of nomination papers before 4:00pm
Acclamations after 4:00pm
|July 31 - September 1, 2018||Receipt of PLE from MPAC on a date between July 31 and September 1 of an election year as agreed upon by the Clerk and MPAC.|
|September 15 - 25, 2018||Prepare and distribute interim list of changes to Voters' List.|
|Monday, October 22, 2018||Voting closes at 8:00 pm.|
|Tuesday, October 23, 2017||Clerk to declare official election results as soon as possible after voting day.|
|Monday, December 3, 2018||Term of office commences, s.6.
New coundil deemed organized when quorum of members have taken declaraton of office.
|Monday, December 31, 2018||Campaign period ends, s.88.24(1-2).|
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 to Friday, July 27, 2018
Nomination forms may be filed by candidates prior to Nomination Day, at any time when the City Clerk's office is open (Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), exclusive of statutory holidays.
On Nomination Day, July 27, 2018, nomination forms may be filed between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Friday, July 27, 2018 (9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
Change Office - Last day for candidates to withdraw from one office, and file a nomination for another office
Withdrawal of Nomination - Last day for withdrawing a nomination. Nominations may be withdrawn by the candidate, or his/her agent, by filing the withdrawal in writing with the City Clerk before 2:00 p.m. If the withdrawal is filed by an agent, it must be accompanied by written authorization provided by the candidate.
NOTE: A new change has been implemented for the 2018 Municipal Election under the Municipal Elections Modernization Act (MEMA). Candidates seeking office for Municipal Council will have to have their nomination paper endorsed by at least 25 individuals who are eligible to vote within the Municipality of West Grey and are due at the time of nomination.
The Ministry now has updated editions of Municipal Elections Guides for Voters, Candidates and Third Party Advertisers and related forms can now be found at: www.ontario.ca/municipalelections.
Candidates are required to file a nomination prior to commencing campaign activities, including raising campaign funds and incurring campaign expenses.
The purpose of this Policy is to clarify that all municipal election Candidates, Members of Council, and Municipal Staff are required to follow the provisions of the Act with regard to the use of corporate resources for election purposes.