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TOWNSHIP OF NORTH HURON 2018 MUNICIPAL ELECTION OFFICIAL LIST OF CANDIDATES Municipal Elections Act, 1996


Notice is hereby given to the electors of the Township of North Huron that during the period commencing on May 1, 2018 and competed on Nomination Day/ July 27, 2018, the following persons filed all necessary papers, declarations and fees and as Clerk, I am satisfied that such persons are qualified and that their Nominations satisfy the requirements of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996. I have, therefore certified such candidates for the office which follows their respective name:

Click here for the 2018 Municipal Election Offical List of Candidates 

Voters will Elect:

  1. Reeve (One (1) elected at large)
  2. Your Ward Councillors (2) Blyth, or East Wawanosh, or Wingham 
  3. School Board Trustee 
    • Avon Maitland District School Board - Acclaimed 
    • Huron Perth Catholic District School Board - Acclaimed 
    • French Public School Board - One Trustee
    • French Separate School Board - One Trustee 

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2018 MUNICIPAL ELECTION

The next Municipal Election will be held on October 22, 2018.

Internet and Telephone Voting will start at 9:00 a.m. Thursday October 11, 2018 and close at 8:00 p.m. on Monday October 22, 2018.

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ARE YOU ON THE VOTERS’ LIST?

You must be on the Voters’ List in order to be mailed the Voter Instruction Letter and Personal Identification Number (PIN).  Checking the Voters’ List is an important step to ensure that your name and address are listed correctly. Do not assume you are on the Voters’ List – check to be sure.

The 2018 Preliminary List of Electors will be available after September 4, 2018

To find out if you are on the Voters’ List and are registered to vote, please contact:

Township of North Huron Municipal Office

274 Josephine Street, Wingham                  519-357-3550             vote@northhuron.ca

 

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VOTE BY INTERNET AND TELEPHONE IN 2018

The Township of North Huron Municipal Election in October will be convenient and accessible to all eligible voters.  Electors will be voting by Internet and Telephone only. There will not be any polling locations and there will not be any paper ballots for the 2018 Municipal Election.  On or about October 1, 2018, electors who are on the Voters’ List will be mailed a Voter Instruction Letter which includes a Personal Identification Number (PIN).

Internet and Telephone Voting opens at 9:00 a.m. on October 11th and closes at 8:00 p.m. on October 22nd.

HOW CAN I VOTE?

  • Using your PIN (provided on your Voter Instruction Letter) and your Date of Birth, vote anytime from October 11, 2018 starting at 9:00 a.m. until October 22, 2018 ending at 8:00 p.m.
  • Your Voter Instruction Letter will provide you with the website address, telephone number and all instructions necessary to vote.
  • Please be aware that if you should be interrupted while voting electronically, you may re-access the voting system to complete your voting.

By casting a ballot or by entering the electronic voting system and entering your assigned PIN number and Date of Birth, you are legally DECLARING THAT YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE in this election.

Electronic Voting

Internet Voting

Telephone Voting

What do I need to be able to Vote?  

  • Be on the Voters’ List;
  • On or about October 1, 2018 you will be mailed your Voter Instruction Letter, which includes your PIN, internet voting website address and 1-866 phone number to use for telephone voting, voting assistance, and other election information;
  • You will require access to the internet or a telephone (available at a Voter Help Centre/Kiosk if required); and
  • If by October 10th you have not received a Voter Instruction Letter (and a PIN), contact the Main Voter Help Centre at the Township of North Huron Municipal Office in Wingham or call 519-357-3550.

Can I Vote?

 On voting day, you must: 

  • Be 18 years of age;
  • Be a Canadian Citizen;
  • Be a resident of the Township of North Huron, an owner or tenant of property in the Township of North Huron; OR
  • The spouse of such an owner or tenant; and
  • Not be prohibited from voting under Section 17(3) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, or otherwise by law;
  • Be on the Voters’ List.

What if I Require Assistance with Voting or have Questions?

The Township of North Huron Municipal Office is the Main Voter Help Centre.

Township of North Huron Municipal Office

274 Josephine Street, Wingham                                519-357-3550                     vote@northhuron.ca

All voting services are available during regular office hours and until 8:00 p.m. on October 18th and 22nd.

At the Municipal Office voters are able to:

  • Ask Questions regarding the election;
  • Check the Voters’ List to ensure that they are registered to vote;
  • Receive or replace a personal identification number (PIN); or
  • Get Assistance with voting

A voting kiosk will be opened in Belgrave and Blyth (hours listed below). The kiosk provides access to a secure and private voting location (on a laptop), if the elector brings the Voter Instruction Letter.  Voter Instruction Letters cannot be issued or replaced at the Belgrave or Blyth Voter Kiosks.

Proper Identification:

If you attend the Municipal Office to receive or replace your Voter Information Letter, you must have the proper identification. Follow this link to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs approved list of suitable ID:

http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page18734.aspx#identification

VOTER KIOSK HOURS:

Township of North Huron Municipal Office, 274 Josephine Street, Wingham

October 11th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

October 12th to October 17th during regular office hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) 

October 18th from 8:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

October 19th during regular office hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)  

October 22nd from 8:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. 

Blyth Community Centre, 377 Gypsy Lane, Blyth

October 17th and October 18th between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Belgrave Community Centre, 12 Queen Street, Belgrave

October 17th and October 18th between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m

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ACCESSIBILITY AND THE 2018 MUNICPAL ELECTION

The Municipal Elections Act places responsibility on the Clerk to have regard to the needs of the electors and candidates with disabilities. Accessible Customer Service Standards must be followed when conducting municipal elections. North Huron municipal elections will be conducted in a manner that shall ensure that Candidates and electors with disabilities have full and equal access to all election information and services, including the voting kiosk at the municipal office.

2018 Election Accessibility Plan

2018 Accessible Customer Service Feedback Form

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THIRD PARTY ADVERTISERS

Beginning in 2018, there are rules for third party advertising in Ontario’s municipal council and school board elections.

A third-party advertisement is an ad that supports, promotes or opposes a candidate, or supports, promotes or opposes a “yes” or “no” answer to a question on the ballot.

Third party in this context is a person or entity who is not a candidate. Third party advertising is separate from any candidate’s campaign and must be done independently from a candidate.

If you wish to spend money on third party advertisements during the election you must register first with the municipal clerk and must file a financial statement.

Please visit this Ministry of Municipal Affairs website to learn more:

http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page18736.aspx

The Municipal Elections Act states the following:

88.7 If a municipality is satisfied that there has been a contravention of section 88.3, 88.4 or 88.5, the municipality may require a person who the municipality reasonably believes contravened the section or caused or permitted the contravention, or the owner or occupier of the land on which the contravention occurred, to remove the advertisement or discontinue the advertising. 2016, c. 15, s. 50.

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OTHER ELECTION RESOURCES

Internet and Telephone Voting Election Procedures for the 2018 Municipal Election