NOTICE: POTENTIAL CANADA POST STRIKE/DISRUPTION

The threat of a potential strike by Canada Post  workers or mail disruption starting as early as September 26th will have a significant impact on our municipal election because we are using mail-in ballots.  Election staff at the municipality are currently developing a contingency plan in the event of a postal strike or postal services disruption.  Please check back here frequently for updates.

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 are on the list to vote in the 2018 municipal and school board elections this fall! If your mailing address has changed, please contact the Municipal Office so that we can verify we have the correct information.

WATCH FOR YOUR VOTER KIT IN THE MAIL. VOTER KITS WILL BE MAILED THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24th!

As soon as you receive your Voter Kit, cast your vote and return your ballot in the mail. Please be sure to follow the instructions carefully! The 2018 Municipal Election will be conducted using Vote By Mail only and will be held on October 22, 2018.

If you don’t receive your Kit by October 3, 2018, please contact the Municipal Office.

Mail the yellow Election Return Envelope by October 11, 2018 or drop it off at the Municipal Office anytime up to 8:00 p.m. on Voting Day – October 22, 2018 or use the Dorset Drop-off Centre (9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) Tuesdays and Thursdays from Tuesday October 2, 2018 to Thursday October 18, 2018. On Monday, October 22, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., you can drop off your yellow return envelope at the Municipal Office at the address below or at the Dorset Drop-off Centre at 1051 Main Street.

If a qualified Elector needs to be added to the list to vote, or does not receive their Vote-By-Mail kit, or if it is lost, destroyed, a new Kit may be issued by attending the Revision Centre (Municipal Office – 1123 North Shore Road).

Please note that the Dorset location is a Drop-off Centre only. The Revision Period commenced September 4 and extends during normal office hours each weekday, ending at the close of voting day, 8:00 p.m., October 22, 2018.

For more information please contact:
Matt Gower, Municipal Clerk
1123 North Shore Road Algonquin Highlands, ON K0M 1J1
705-489-2379
mgower@algonquinhighlands.ca

ARE YOU ON THE VOTERS LIST? THE 2018 MUNICIPAL ELECTION IS FAST APPROACHING!

VOTE BY MAIL will be used by the Township of Algonquin Highlands. Ballots will be mailed based on information on the List of Electors the week of September 24, 2018.

ALL ELECTORS SHOULD CONFIRM their names and relevant information are correctly shown on the list.

APPLICATIONS for revisions to the List of Electors are available at the Municipal Office on North Shore Road and on the Township website (see below).

REVISIONS OF THE LIST OF ELECTORS to add names, change or add information shall be undertaken at the Main Office at 1123 North Shore Road on the prescribed form, including the required identification, during normal office hours each weekday, ending at the close of Voting Day, 8:00 p.m., October 22, 2018.

Applicants may mail the prescribed form bearing their original signature and containing a certified true copy of the required identification. To check the list, contact the Township of Algonquin Highlands Municipal Office at (705) 489-2379 or use the interactive tool. You can also attend the Municipal Office during regular business hours.

Don’t miss out, make sure you are on the list!
VOTING DAY is Monday, October 22, 2018.

Matt Gower, Municipal Clerk
mgower@algonquinhighlands.ca
(705) 489-2379 x333

Application to Amend Voters List (EL15)
Identification (Voter ID) Requirements 

NOTICE is hereby given in accordance with Section 40 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 there will be a Municipal Election in the Township of Algonquin Highlands for the offices of:

OFFICE CANDIDATE

Councillor Ward 1 - One (1) to be elected                   

David Lawson

Julia Shortreed

Councillor Ward 3 - One (1) to be elected

Jennifer Dailloux

Brian Lynch

Trustee, French Language Public School Board   -  One (1) to be elected for the Conseil scolaire Viamonde by Wards 1, 2 and 3 Electors.

Sylvie Landry

Anna-Karyna Ruszkowski

The Municipal Election will be conducted using Vote-By-Mail and will be held on Monday, October 22, 2018. Voters’ kits will be mailed out to eligible electors during the week of September 24, 2018. If you do not receive a kit by October 3, 2018 please contact the Municipal Office. Additions and revisions to the Voters List can take place up to 8:00 p.m. on Election Day allowing those individuals who are eligible to vote to obtain a Voters Kit.

Acclamations - Mayor and Ward 2 Councillors

Please be advised that there will not be an election for Mayor as Carol Moffatt has been acclaimed to serve as Mayor for the 2018-2022 term of Council.

If you are in Ward 2 (Stanhope) you will only receive a ballot if you are a French Public School supporter which will contain the names of the candidates running for the French Public School Board.  Electors in Ward 2 will not receive a ballot to vote for Ward Councillors.  Lisa Barry and Liz Danielsen have been acclaimed to serve as Ward 2 Councillors for the 2018-2022 term of Council.

For further information on the Municipal Election please contact the Municipal Office at 705-489-2379 or visit the Township’s website at: www.algonquinhighlands.ca. Matt Gower, Clerk Township of Algonquin Highlands

WATCH FOR YOUR VOTER KIT IN THE MAIL VOTER KITS WILL BE MAILED THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24th!

VOTE BY MAIL VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS

As soon as you receive your kit, cast your vote and return your ballot in the mail. Please be sure to follow the instructions carefully! The 2018 Municipal Election will be conducted using Vote By Mail only and will be held on October 22, 2018.

If you don’t receive your Kit by October 3, 2018, please contact the Municipal Office.

Your voter kit will include:

  • A Voting Instruction Sheet and tear-off Voter Declaration Form
  • A Composite Ballot
  • A white Ballot Secrecy Envelope
  • A yellow Election Return Envelope with prepaid postage

Here’s how to vote:

Step 1 Read the instructions carefully before you begin.
Step 2 Complete the ballot by filling in the square next to your choices.
Step 3 Insert the ballot only into the white Ballot Secrecy Envelope.
Step 4 Insert the white Ballot Secrecy Envelope into the yellow Election Return Envelope.
Step 5 Sign and detach the Voter Declaration Form.
Step 6 Insert the Voter Declaration Form into the yellow Election Return Envelope with the return address clearly visible.
Step 7 Mail the yellow Election Return Envelope by October 11, 2018 or drop it off at the Municipal Office anytime up to 8:00 p.m. on Voting Day – October 22, 2018 or use the Dorset Drop-off Centre Tuesdays and Thursdays from Tuesday October 2, 2018 to Thursday October 18, 2018. On Monday, October 22, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., you can drop off your yellow return envelope at the Municipal Office or at the Dorset Drop-Off Centre at 1051 Main Street.

IMPORTANT: If a qualified Elector does not receive their Vote-By-Mail kit or if it is lost or destroyed, a new Kit may be issued by attending the Revision Centre (Municipal Office). The Clerk or designated election official will confirm that the Elector is qualified and the Elector must complete an Application for Replacement Voter Kit in the presence of the Clerk or their designate and produce a legible copy of suitable identification as stipulated in the Voter Identification form. If you don’t receive your Kit by October 3, 2018, please contact the Municipal Office.

For more information please contact:

Matt Gower, Municipal Clerk
1123 North Shore Road
Algonquin Highlands, ON K0M 1J1
705-489-2379 x333
mgower@algonquinhighlands.ca
www.algonquinhighlands.ca

Location Address Date Hours
Township of Algonquin Highlands Main Office 1123 North Shore Road Monday, October 1, 2018 to Friday, October 19, 2018

Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

(Regular Operating Hours of the Municipal Office)
Township of Algonquin Highlands Main Office 1123 North Shore Road Monday, October 22, 2018 (Voting Day) 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Dorset Satellite Office

Drop-off Centre only
1051 Main Street Tuesdays and Thursdays from Tuesday October 2, 2018 to Thursday October 18, 2018 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Dorset Satellite Office

Drop-off Centre only
1051 Main Street Monday, October 22, 2018 (Voting Day) 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

REVISION CENTRE

Township of Algonquin Highlands Main Office 
1123 North Shore Road Tuesday, September 4, 2018 to Monday, October 22, 2018

Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

(Regular Operating Hours of the Municipal Office)

 

On October 22, 2018 (Voting Day) - 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Ballots received after 8:00 p.m. on Voting Day shall not be counted, but shall be date stamped and retained for the statutory document retention period (120 days).

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.