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Municipal Elections 2018

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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 be able to cast their vote online or by telephone from anywhere they have an internet or telephone connection.

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 muncipal office to provide assistance. ?

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).

ARE YOU ON THE VOTERS LIST?

It is easy for you to find out if you are on the Voters' List. Submit your information in our online Voterview Service and find out if you are on the list. A link to the Voterview Service will be provided in the spring of 2018.

April to August 2018: 
Municipal enumerations are conducted by MPAC in order to prepare a Preliminary List of Electors for each municipality and school board during an election year.   If you have moved since the last election or have not confirmed your citizenship through MPAC you may not be on the list.  The Municipality of West Grey encourages all voters to participate in MPAC's 2018 Municipal Enumeration. 

September, 2018:
The Municipality of West Grey will be making a Voter Lookup Portal available through the Election website to allow voters to check if they are on the Voter List.  Personal information such as school support will not be made available through the Voter Lookup Portal.  The Portal will provide information on voting locations and voting dates and times.

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.

It is the responsibility of the Elector to ensure they are a qualified elector.

Eligibility to Vote:

To be an eligible elector in the Municipality of West Grey, you have to be:

  • A Canadian citizen;
  • At least 18 years of age;
  • Reside in the Municipality of West Grey or be an owner or tenant of land in the Municipality of West Grey, or the spouse of an owner of tenant in the Municipality of West Grey; and
  • Not be prohibited from voting under any lawIs not prohibited from voting because he or she:
    • Is serving a sentence of imprisonment
    • Is a corporation
    • Is acting as an executor or trustee or in any other representative capacity
    • Was convicted of a corrupt practice described in Section 90(3) of the Municipal Elections Act

Offices to be Elected:

Mayor

  1. one (1) to be elected by all electors in the Municipality of West Grey

Deputy Mayor

  1. one (1) to be elected by all electors in the Municipality of West Grey

Councillor

  1. five (5) to be elected by all electors in the Municipality of West Grey

English Language Public School Board Trustee

  1. one (1) to be elected by all English language public school board electors in the Municipality of West Grey and Town of Hanover

English Language Separate School Board Trustee

  1. one (1) to be elected by all English language separate school board electors in the Municipality of West Grey, Town of Hanover, Municipality of Grey Highlands, and Township of Southgate

French Language Public School Board Trustee

  1. one (1) to be elected by all French language public school board electors in the Counties of Bruce, Grey, Simcoe and Dufferin

French Language Separate School Board Trustee

  1. one (1) to be elected by all French language separate school board electors in the Counties of Oxford, Perth and Grey

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Nominations:

Nomination Period

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.

Nomination Day
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.

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Campaign Expenses:

Candidates are required to file a nomination prior to commencing campaign activities, including raising campaign funds and incurring campaign expenses.

Further Information:

For further information on the 2018 Municipal Elections for the Municipality of West Grey, please contact:

Mark Turner, Clerk
402813 Grey Road 4, RR 2
DURHAM ON N0G 1R0
Phone: 519-369-2200 ext. 229
Fax: 519-369-5962
Email: mturner@westgrey.com

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Key Dates

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Voting by Internet or Telephone

Credit: Dominion Voting

Voting by Internet or Telephone

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