Municipality

Elections

2018 ELECTION

 

Are you on the list to vote for the upcoming municipal election?
 
The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is responsible for providing municipalities with the list of people for the Voters' List. MPAC has created a website to offer citizens the opportunity to ensure they are on the 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 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.

 

PRE-ELECTION INFORMATION

The Municipality of McDougall will be conducting the 2018 Municipal Election through the Vote by Internet or Telephone process.This system replaces the vote by mail method that was used in previous elections. As the election draws closer we will be including more information about the voting process on this page.

KEY ELECTION DATES FOR THE YEAR 2018:

·May 1 - Nomination period commences.

·July 27 - Nomination Day. (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

·July 30 - Certification of nomination papers before 4 p.m. - Acclamations after 4 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 - Period for addition/correction of own name on voters' list (September 4 - October 22).

- Period of removal of deceased persons from the voters' list (September 4 - October 22).

- Deliver copies of voters' list to persons entitled.

·October 9 to 22 - Internet & Telephone Voting open.

·October 22 - Election Day.

·December 1 - New Council Term Start Date.

ARE YOU ENTITLED TO VOTE?

A person is entitled to be a voter if on Voting Day (October 22, 2018) he or she:

a) is a Canadian citizen;

b) is at least 18 years old;

c) resides in the municipality or is the owner or tenant or the spouse (including same sex partner) of the owner or tenant of land in the municipality;

d) is not prohibited from voting under any law;

Persons Prohibited from Voting:

a) a person serving a sentence in a penal or correctional institution (including a sentence served in the evenings or on weekends);

b) a corporation;

c) a person acting as executor or trustee or in any other representative capacity;

d) a person who has been convicted of corrupt practice described in s 90(3), if Voting Day in the current election is less than 5 years after Voting Day in the election in respect of which he or she was convicted.

ELIGIBLE COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

The place where a student’s family resides is also their residence unless they have moved with the intention of changing their permanent lodging. A student may vote in the municipality where he or she is temporarily residing while attending school as well as at his or her permanent home in a different municipality, provided that he or she has not abandoned the family home.

For additional information, please review the Voters' Guide for Ontario Municipal and School Board By-elections.

NOMINATION PERIOD

Nominations may be filed with the Clerk from Tuesday, May 1, to Thursday, July 26, 2018 from Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding statutory holidays.

On Nomination Day which is Friday, July 27, 2017, the Clerk will accept nominations between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

NOMINATION PROCESS

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 Municipality must be made by cash, cheque, money order or debit card.

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS

A person is qualified to be elected or hold office, who, as of the day he or she files his or her nomination is:

·a Canadian citizen;

·at least 18 years of age;

·a resident of the municipality, is the owner or tenant of land in the municipality, or the spouse of such a person;

·is not legally prohibited from voting;

·is not disqualified for violation of financial requirements or violations of requirements for filing financial information;

·is not disqualified by legislation from holding municipal office.

For additional information, please review the Candidates' Guide for Ontario Municipal and School Board By-elections.

 

2014 Election

The 2014 Municipal Election ended on October 27, 2014

 

Click here to view the  OFFICIAL 2014 Municipality of McDougall Election Results.

Click here to view the 2014 Election Statistics.

 

The unofficial 2014 election results can be found by clicking here.