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VOTE BY INTERNET AND TELEPHONE

2018 MUNICIPAL ELECTION



The easiest way to have your say!

- Cast your vote without leaving your house
- Avoid lineups
- It's convenient and easy

 

At its regular meeting held on February 6, 2017, the Council adopted By-law No. 13-2017, being a by-law to authorize the use of the internet and telephone voting methods for the 2018 Municipal Election to be held on October 22, 2018.

The deadline to pass by-laws authorizing the use of alternative voting, such as by mail or by internet, and vote counting equipment was May 1, 2017.

Internet/telephone voting was utlized during the 2014 Election.

The internet/telephone voting system allows voters to vote over a period of several days.  This alternative voting method offer more convenience and accessibility as it gives the voter access to the voting system from home or from virtually anywhere in the world, through the use of a personal computer, mobile phone or tablet.

The provision of internet/telephone voting for people with disabilities ensures that this population is not excluded from voting. With current computer technology, many individuals with a range of disabilities can vote from home via the internet or telephone in complete privacy.

 

NOMINATIONS FOR COUNCIL CANDIDATES

Nominations for the following offices can be filed from May 1, 2018 to Nomination Day, being July 27, 2018.

• Mayor - 1 to be elected - At Large
• Deputy Mayor - 1 to be elected - At Large
• Councillor - 1 to be elected in each of Wards 1, 2 and 3

The term of office for Members of Council is a four-year period commencing on December 1, 2018 and ending on November 14, 2022.

 

AM I ELIGIBLE TO VOTE?

To be eligible to vote in the Municipal Election, a person must be:

- a Canadian Citizen;
- at least 18 years of age on Voting Day;
- a resident in the Municipality, or the owner or tenant of property in the Municipality, or
  the spouse of such owner or tenant; and
- not prohibited by law from voting.

The Municipal Elections Act has been changed to remove the requirement for voters to show identification with their signature.

Acceptable documents for Voter Identification


PROHIBITED FROM VOTING
(section 17(3) of the Municipal Elections Act):

- a person who is serving a sentence of imprisonment in a penal or correctional institution;
- a corporation;
- a person acting as executor or trustee or in any other respresentative capacity;
- a person who was convicted of the corrupt practice of bribery, if voting day in the current
  election is less   than five years after voting day in the election in respect of which he or
  she was convicted.

 

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All electors should ensure that their names and relevant information are correctly shown on the Voter’s List.

 

WARD MAP

Ward Map Of The Municipality of Thames Centre

By-law No. 93-2005 for Ward descriptions


ACCESSIBLE ELECTIONS - We Want To Hear From You!

We welcome your feedback as to how we may improve accessibility for our voters and candidates with disabilities.

The Municipality of Thames Centre has an Accessibility Policy in place.  The 2018 Municipal Election for Thames Centre will be conducted with having regard to the policies as established.

The internet/telephone voting methods provides accessibility as an elector is able to access the voting system from home or from virtually anywhere in the world, through the use of a personal computer, mobile phone or tablet.

The Voter Help Centre will be accessible to electors and candidates with disabilities.

Election Officials will be available for assistance at the Voter Help Centre during the voting period.

 

Comments can be shared by contacting:

Margaret Alexander, Clerk
Municipality of Thames Centre
4305 Hamilton Road
Dorchester, ON N0L 1G3
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Phone:  519-268-7334

 

RESOURCES


Municipal Elections Act, 1996.

Ontario Regulation 303/13

Municipal Act, 2001.

 

MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW....

 

 2014 MUNICIPAL ELECTION

 

FINAL SUMMARY OF 2014 ELECTION RESULTS

Certifed Results for the Thames Valley District School Board and the London and District Catholic School Board

Official Statement of Votes for the Conseil Scolaire Viamonde and Conseil Scolaire Catholique Providence

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FINANCIAL STATEMENTS


Mike Bontje

Jennifer Coghlin

Crispin Colvin

Kelly Elliott

Paul Hunter

Ed Lee

Jim Maudsley

Harold McCutcheon

Gary McMillan

Marcel Meyer

Chris Patterson

Angelo Suffoletta

Alison Warwick

 

If you have any questions regarding the 2084 Municipal Election, please do not hesitate to contact the undersigned.

Margaret Alexander, Clerk
Municipality of Thames Centre
4305 Hamilton Road
Dorchester, ON N0L 1G3
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Phone: 519-268-7334