For the 2018 Municipal Election, voters in the Township of Algonquin Highlands will be voting by mail.  Vote-By-Mail kits will be mailed the week of September 24, 2018.

The Municipal Office and the Dorset Office will be established as Drop-off Centres, providing electors with the option of voting with the assistance of Election Officials, if assistance is deemed to be required by the elector.

Confirm you're on the list to vote in the 2018 municipal and school board elections this fall! Click the button or call 1-866-296-6722 to learn more. Ensure your information is confirmed/updated for this year's municipal and school board elections at www.voterlookup.ca.

 

A person is entitled to be an elector at an election held in a local municipality (unless prohibited by this Act or any other Act) if, on Voting Day (Monday, October 22, 2018), he or she:

- Is a Canadian citizen,
- Is at least 18 years old,
- Resides in the local municipality, or is the owner or tenant of land in the local municipality, or the spouse of such a person; and
- Is not prohibited from voting under any law or is not prohibited from voting because he or she:

  • Is serving a sentence of imprisonment
  • Is a corporation
  • Is acting as an executor or trustee or in any other representative capacity
  • Was convicted of a corrupt practice described in Section 90(3) of the MEA

Students who reside away from home may vote in both places (in the municipality where they attend school and where their family resides) as long as the family residence is their permanent residence.

Trailer Owners in Campgrounds who are considered tenants and may therefore vote if they are entitled to use the land on Voting Day, or for at least six weeks in the year of the election.

If you are an eligible elector and live in one municipality and own property in another municipality (non-resident elector) you can vote in both municipalities. If both municipalities are in the same school board you can only vote once for the school trustee.

If you own multiple properties in different wards within the same municipality, and are an eligible elector, you are eligible to vote once in the ward where you reside.