The Township of McKellar will once again be implementing Internet and Telephone voting for the 2018 Municipal Election in October 2018. This system replaces the traditional polling place method and eliminates the need for advance polls and voting proxies. It also improves voter access and increases voter participation. As the election draws closer we will be including more information about the voting process on this page. You may vote by telephone from anywhere in North America and by internet from anywhere in the world during the election time frame.
Frequently Asked Questions about Internet and Telephone voting. Check on the link below.
Are you on the List to Vote?
The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is responsible for providing municipalities with the list of people eligible to vote. MPAC has created a website to offer citizens the opportunity to ensure they are on the Voters’ List.
If you are an Ontario resident over the age of 18, you can visit voterlookup.ca to confirm or update your information in a few easy steps. You can also change your school support for electoral purposes and add names to your property address.
Updating this information will help to ensure that the municipal Voters’ List is 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.
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT ELIGIBLE VOTERS ENSURE THEY ARE ON THE VOTERS LIST AND THAT THEIR ADDRESS INFORMATION IS CORRECT IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THEIR INDIVIDUALIZED PIN AND VOTER INFORMATION PACKAGE. SEE THE VOTER LOOK UP LINK BELOW TO ENSURE YOU ARE ON THE VOTERS LIST.
Visit https://www.voterlookup.ca/home.aspx or call 1-866-296-6722.
Have your say. Log on today.
Key Dates – 2018
- May 1 – Nomination period commences.
- July 27 – Nominations Deadline at 2:00 p.m.
- July 30 – Certification of nomination papers before 4:00 p.m.
- July 30 – Acclamations after 4:00 p.m.
- July 31 to September 1 – Receipt of Preliminary List of Electors (PLE) from the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) on a date between July 31 and September 1 of an election year as agreed upon by the Clerk and MPAC.
- September 4 to October 22 – Period for addition/correction of own name on voters’ list.
- September 4 to October 22 – Period of removal of deceased persons from the voters’ list.
- October 9 to 22 – Internet & Telephone Voting open.
- October 22 – Election Day.
- December 1 – New Council Term Start Date.
Changes to the Municipal Elections Act
Municipal elections in all Ontario municipalities, including The Township of McKellar, are governed by the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 (The “MEA”). On June 9, 2016, the Municipal Elections Modernization Act, 2016, or Bill 181, received Royal Assent, making a number of changes to the MEA.
For more information on these changes, visit the Municipal Elections Act Review. www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page11112.aspx
Nominations may be filed with the Clerk from May 1, 2018 to July 26, 2018 (Monday to Friday) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding statutory holidays.
On Nomination Day which is Friday, July 27, 2018, the Clerk will accept nominations between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
A nomination paper (Form 1) must be filed in person by the candidate or by an agent. The nomination paper must have original signatures. The candidate will be required to show proof of identity and qualifications. The nomination paper must be accompanied by the required nomination fee; $200.00 for the office of head of council and $100.00 for all other offices. Payment to The Township of McKellar must be made by cash, certified cheque or money order.
Updated Guides and Forms (such as nomination forms) will be posted in April 2018, once the Ministry of Municipal Affairs finalizes them.
For more detailed information on running as a candidate for municipal elections, we recommend that you consult the Ministry of Municipal Affairs 2016 – 2018 Candidates Guide for Municipal Council and School board Elections
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