2018 Municipal Elections
Do you want to make a difference and play a role in shaping the future of North Dundas? A position on the Township of North Dundas Council is your chance to represent the public and consider the well-being and interests of the municipality.
If you are interested in seeking election, you should consider attending Council meetings and exploring the online Township resources. The Council agenda is available on the website the Friday before each Council meeting and full report packages are available the morning of the Council meeting. Be sure to visit this page again for the latest election information.
The Voters’ List for the upcoming Municipal Elections will be available for viewing beginning on September 4, 2018 between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm at the Township of North Dundas Municipal Office. The Voters’ List is the list of all individuals eligible to vote in the 2018 Municipal Elections. It identifies electors by name, address, school support and residence status.
Electors should examine the list to ensure that their name and relevant information is correct. Electors must also ensure the Municipality has their correct date of birth.
Revision period for electors is September 4 to October 22, 2018.
The next Municipal Election to elect a Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Councillors, and School Board Trustees will be held on Monday, October 22, 2018.
Individuals may consider running for one of the following offices:
- Mayor – one (1) elected at large
- Deputy Mayor – one (1) elected at large
- Councillors- three (3) elected at large
- School Board Trustee – one elected per board
A person is entitled to be a candidate in the 2018 Municipal Election if he or she is an eligible elector. A candidate must be eligible as of the day he or she is nominated, and must remain eligible throughout the election period and, if elected, throughout the term of office.
Who can be a Mayor, Deputy Mayor, or Councillor candidate?
A person is entitled to be a candidate for Mayor, Deputy Mayor, or Councillor if he or she,
- is a resident of the Township of North Dundas, or an owner or tenant of land, or the spouse of such an owner or tenant;
- is a Canadian citizen;
- is at least 18 years old; and
- is not legally prohibited from voting.
Who cannot be a Mayor, Deputy Mayor, or Councillor candidate?
The following people are disqualified from being elected as a member of Council, or from holding office as a member of Council:
- an employee of the Municipality unless he or she takes an unpaid leave of absence beginning the day they are nominated and resign if elected to the office.
- a judge of any court.
- a member of the Provincial Legislature, the Federal House of Commons or Senate who has not resigned from their office by the close of nominations. Proof of resignation must be provided by the close of nominations or the Clerk will not certify the nomination.
- a candidate who failed to file the necessary financial statement(s) in the last Municipal Election or By-election
To run for the office of Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Councillor, or School Board Trustee, candidates must file a prescribed nomination paper. Candidates cannot raise or spend any money on their campaign until this nomination paper is filed.
Nomination papers must be filed by the candidate, in person, or by an agent acting on the candidate’s behalf, at the Township of North Dundas office, during regular office hours. The nomination paper may not be faxed, mailed or emailed, as an original signature is required. If an agent of the candidate is filing the nomination paper, the form must be fully completed by the candidate prior to filing.
The candidate or the agent filing the nomination paper will be required to present proof of identity.
Nomination papers will be available online and can be picked up at the North Dundas Municipal Office beginning May 1, 2018, at 9 am.
Candidates can begin filing their Nomination Papers on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at 9 am.
Nomination Papers can be submitted up until July 27, 2018, at 2 pm.
Things needed for filing:
- A completed copy of the nomination paper
- A declaration of qualification from each of the people endorsing the nomination (only applicable to candidates running for council)
- A declaration of qualification signed by the candidate
- Filing fee
- Proof of identity
Note: nomination papers are public documents and are available for inspection in the Clerk’s Office.
Endorsement of Nominations for Mayor, Deputy Mayor, or Councillor
The nomination papers of a candidate running for the office of Mayor, Deputy Mayor, or Councillor must be submitted with a declaration of qualification from each of the eligible electors endorsing their nomination.
At least 25 people must endorse a candidate’s nomination for the Office of Mayor, Deputy Mayor, or Councillor. Those endorsing a nomination must be eligible to vote as of the day he or she signs the prescribed declaration of qualifications form.
Candidates must pay a filing fee when they submit their nomination papers. These fees must be paid at the time of filing – by cash, debit, or certified cheque.
- The filing fee for a candidate running for Mayor is $200.
- The filing fee for a candidate running for Deputy Mayor, Councillor, or school board Trustee is $100.
Nomination filing fees are refundable if the candidate’s financial statement and auditor’s report are filed on or before March 29, 2019 at 2 pm.
Withdrawal of nomination
A candidate who wishes to withdraw his or her nomination must notify the Clerk in writing before 2 pm on July 27, 2018. The candidate must file his or her withdrawal or statement in person and may be required to provide identification.
The candidate will still be required to submit a financial statement (due no later than March 29, 2019, at 2 pm) covering all financial transactions up to the time of the withdrawal.
Who Can Vote
Pursuant to subsection 17(2) of the Municipal Elections Act, A person is entitled to be an elector at an election held in a local municipality if, on Voting Day, he or she,
- resides in the local municipality or is the owner or tenant of land there, or the spouse of such owner or tenant;
- a Canadian citizen;
- at least 18 years old; and
- is not prohibited from voting under subsection 17(3) or otherwise by law.
Are you on the List to Vote in the Upcoming Municipal Election?
Residents of North Dundas can find out whether they’re on the list to vote for the upcoming municipal and school board elections at voterlookup.ca.
voterlookup.ca is an online service used to collect and confirm information that will be used in the preparation of the final Voters’ Lists across Ontario. You can also change your school support for electoral purposes and add names to your property address.
To confirm your information is accurately recorded for the upcoming elections, log on to voterlookup.ca using your property address or assessment roll number, your full name and date of birth. 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.
If you do not have access to the internet, please visit your local SDG County Library or the Township office. If you need support, please call 613-774-2105.
Voter Information Letter
Eligible electors will receive, by mail, a Voter Information Letter. This white windowed envelope will be mailed with: IMPORTANT INFORMATION: 2018 MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS printed on the front. This letter will contain your individual, confidential Voting PIN.
Individual PINs will be mailed to eligible voters from October 5 – 12.
Voting instructions will be included in the voter letter mailed to each person on the Voters’ List. Included in this information are instructions on how to access the voting system.
How Can I Vote
Voting will commence on October 17, 2018 at 9:00am and will conclude on October 22, 2018 at 8:00pm. You will require your Voter Information Letter to vote.
Voters can cast their ballot using internet or telephone.
Instructional video on how to vote by telephone.
Instructional video on how to vote by internet.
Voter Help Centre
The North Dundas Township Office is designated as the Voter Help Centre. Internet and telephone access will be available to any elector requiring such services.
|October 17 – 19, 2018||9:00am – 4:30pm|
|October 20 – 21, 2018||10:00am – 2:00pm|
|October 22, 2018 (Election Day)||10:00am – 8:00pm|