Municipality

Elections

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.


 

Pre-Election Information


The Municipality of McDougall will be conducting the 2014 election through the Vote by Internet or Telephone process.  This system replaces the vote by mail method that was used in previous elections.

Voters letters were mailed out on October 1, 2014 to all electors on the voters list, with the information necessary to place your vote.  If you have not received a voters letter by now please contact the Municipal Office (705-342-5252) to determine if you are on the voters list and that your information is correct.

You may check for your name on the voters list by coming into the Municipal Office located at 5 Barager Blvd., or by calling us at the above noted number, during regular office hours.

If you are an eligible elector and your name needs to be added to the voters list, you will be requested to complete a form (EL15) which is available at the Municipal Office, please bring photo ID showing your address of residence with you.  The form is also available by clicking on the (EL15) link above.

If you need assistance or have any questions regarding the 2014 Municipal Election, please call the Municipal Office.

The voting period will begin October 14, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. through to October 27, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.

PLEASE CONTACT US TO VERIFY YOU ARE ON OUR VOTERS LIST.

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet and Telephone Voting.

ARE YOU ENTITLED TO VOTE?

A person is entitled to be a voter if on Voting Day ( October 27, 2014) 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;

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 this or her permanent home in a different municipality, provided that he or she has not abandoned the family home.

Voters’ Guide - information prepared by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.

NOMINATION PERIOD

Nominations may be filed with the Clerk from Thursday, January 2, 2014 to Thursday, September 11, 2014 from Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding statutory holidays.

On Nomination Day which is Friday, September 12, 2014, 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.

The Association of Municipalities of Ontario is providing a course called, So You Want To Run For Council, which builds on the experience of elected officials - what they didn't know that they wish they did. If you are considering running for Council in the 2014 election and wish to take advantage of this course it is available at www.amo.on.ca

QUALIFICATIONS OF A CANDIDATE

At the time of filing a nomination paper the candidate must be qualified as per the following:

  • a resident of the municipality, a non-resident owner or tenant of land in the municipality;
  • a Canadian citizen;
  • at least 18 years of age;
  • not legally prohibited from voting;
  • not disqualified by legislation from holding municipal office.

2014 Candidates Guide for Ontario Municipal and School Board Elections prepared by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.

2014 Candidates Guide for Accessible Elections - prepared by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.

Information Guide for School Board Trustee Candidates - prepared by the Ontario Education Services Corporation.

For a list of nominations received please refer to our Home Page under Recently Posted.

A copy of the 1996 Municipal Elections Act may be found at;

www.e-laws.gov.on.ca