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The municipal election was held on OCTOBER 27, 2014.

 

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

 

VOTE BY INTERNET AND TELEPHONE

The easiest way to have your say!

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

VOTE anywhere, anytime during the VOTING PERIOD

OCTOBER 20th at 9 am to OCTOBER 27th at 8 pm

Eligible electors may also attend the Voter Help Centre to vote.  The Voter Help Centre will have Touch Screen Stations set up and will be open during the voting period on the following dates and times:

- October 20, 2014 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
- October 21, 2014 to October 24, 2014 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
- October 25, 2014 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
- October 27, 2014 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

YOUR PIN IS REQUIRED TO VOTE

Key Dates

Beginning of 2014 Municipal Election period – January 1, 2014
▪ Nomination period begins - January 2, 2014
▪ Last day to pass by-law to put a question on the ballot – April 30, 2014
▪ Deadline for alternative voting by-law and procedures - June 2, 2014
▪ Nomination Day – September 12, 2014
▪ Last day to withdraw – September 12, 2014 by 2 p.m.
▪ Deadline to appoint compliance audit committee – October 1, 2014
▪ Municipal Voting Day – October 27, 2014
▪ First day of new council term – December 1, 2014
▪ Filing deadline for candidate’s financial statement and auditor’s report – March 27, 2015 (2pm)

 

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

Electors may attend the Municipal Office during regular office hours (8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday) to see if their name is on the Voter’s List and to make application for any additions to, corrections to, or deletions from, the List. Proof of identity and residence is required. Also, electors may call the Municipal Office at 519-268-7334 to see if their name is on the List.



Voter Information

Internet/Telephone Voting for Thames Centre Electors

At its regular meeting held on January 27, 2014, the Council adopted By-law No. 4-2014, being a by-law to authorize the use of the internet and telephone voting methods for the 2014 Municipal Election to be held on October 27, 2014.

Internet/telephone voting will replace the vote-by-mail system that was utilized during the past three (3) elections. Similar to the vote-by-mail system, the internet/ telephone voting system allows voters to vote over a period of several days.

The internet/telephone voting methods 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.

VOTER INSTRUCTION LETTERS

Voter Instruction Letters will be mailed to eligible electors during the week of October 7th. Included in the letter will be a unique Personal Identification Number (PIN). Voters using the vote-by-phone method will dial into a toll free number, enter their PIN, then proceed to follow a touch tone menu to enter their votes. Voters using the internet method will log on to the election website, enter their PIN, then proceed to mark their ballots electronically.  The PIN contained in the Voter Instruction Letter will be required to vote.

Eligible electors who do not receive a Voter Instruction Letter by October 17th may attend the Voter Help Centre (Municipal Office), at 4305 Hamilton Road, Dorchester, to have their name added to the list and receive a PIN to be able to cast their vote. A declaration form and the appropriate identification will be required.

VOTER HELP CENTRE

There will be no polling stations.  Eligible electors who do not own or have access to a computer may vote by telephone or visit the Voter Help Centre where there will be an internet voting station(s) set up.

Eligible electors may attend the Voter Help Centre during the voting period on the following dates and times:

- October 20, 2014 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
- October 21, 2014 to October 24, 2014 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
- October 25, 2014 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
- October 27, 2014 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

OTHER ACCESS TO COMPUTERS

As well, electors may vote using the computers at the Dorchester and Thorndale Libraries during their regular hours of operation. Be sure to bring your PIN contained in your Voter Instruction Letter.

PLEASE NOTEElectors will be able to commence voting by either the internet or telephone method and if for some reason they are interrupted or are not able to finish the voting process, they may re-access the voting system by either method to complete the process.

Common Voter Questions and Answers for eVoting


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.

 

Ward Map

Ward Map Of The Municipality of Thames Centre

By-law No. 93-2005 for Ward descriptions

Candidate Information

List of Certified Candidates

The following is the List of Council Candidates:
(Click on the Candidates Name below to view their profile)

 

OFFICE NAME

Mayor

Jim Maudsley
133 Canterbury Drive
Dorchester, ON N0L 1G3

Phone: 519-268-3716
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  Harold McCutcheon
17552 Thorndale Road
Thorndale, ON N0M 2P0
Phone: 519-461-0447
Cell: 519-668-9979
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Deputy Mayor

Crispin Colvin
21779 Cherry Hill Road
Thorndale, ON N0M 2P0
519-461-1091
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  Marcel Meyer
116 Mill Road
Dorchester, ON N0L 1G2
Phone: 519-644-1029
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  Chris Patterson
43 Ann Street
Dorchester, ON N0L 1G2
Phone: 226-377-9435
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Councillor Ward 1

Mike Bontje
21493 Fairview Road
Thorndale, ON N0M 2P0
Phone: 519-461-0515
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  Kelly Elliott
22 Leesboro Trail
Thorndale, ON N0M 2P0
Phone: 519-461-9871
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  Paul Hunter
5566 Marion Street
Dorchester, ON N0L 1G4
Phone: 519-268-3414
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  Ed Lee
21418 Heritage Road
Thorndale, ON N0M 2P0
Phone: 519-461-1936
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Councillor Ward 2

Jennifer Coghlin
110 Quail Run Drive
Dorchester, ON N0L 1G3
Phone: 519-268-8757
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Gary McMillan
4150 Hamilton Road
Dorchester, ON N0L 1G3
Phone: 519-268-7634
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Councillor Ward 3

Angelo Suffoletta
4262 Dorchester Road
Dorchester, ON N0L 1G5
Phone: 519-630-1361
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Alison Warwick
3433 Crampton Drive
Mossley, ON N0L 1V0
Phone: 519-851-3748
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The following is the List of School Board Trustee Candidates:

 

SCHOOL BOARD
NAME

Thames Valley District
School Board

Rob Campbell
10-3902 Dundas Street
Thames Centre, ON N5V 5C6
Phone: 519-268-1050
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Arlene Morell
87 Moffatt Lane
Strathroy, ON N7G 3Z8
Phone: 519-619-4524
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Mike Radan
5239 Inadale Drive
Strathroy, ON N7G 3H4
Phone: 519-280-1945
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Al Veltman
69-1430 Highbury Ave. N.
London, ON N5Y 6M4
Phone: 226-663-4338
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Conseil Scolaire Viamonde

Denise Alice Carter
56 Livingstone Cres
Cambridge, ON N3H 5S7
Phone: 519-650-9992
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  Johanne R. Gray
770 Barclay Road
London, ON N6K 1K8
Phone: 519-472-1355
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  Denis Trudel
74 Kipling Avenue
London, ON N5V 1K2
Phone: 519-681-2408
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Learn about School Board Trustees

 

The following School Board Trustees were acclaimed:

 

SCHOOL BOARD
NAME

London District Catholic
School Board

 

 

Conseil Scolaire Catholique
Providence

Mary Wolfs Acclaimed
6187 Carriage Road
Southwold, ON N0L 2G0
Phone: 519-652-5267
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George Le Mac Acclaimed
504-170 Kent Street
London, ON N6A 1L4
Phone: 519-660-6104
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Candidate Resources

2014 Candidate's Guide for Ontario Municipal and School Board Elections

Candidate's Guide to Accessible Elections

Use of Corporate Resources Policy

 

School Boards

Information For School Board Trustees

The Ontario Education Services Corporation (OESC) with support from the Ministry of Education created an information guide in collaboration with the following:

Association des conseils scolaires des écoles publiques de l’Ontario (ACÉPO) - www.acepo.org
Association franco-ontarienne des conseils scolaires catholiques (AFOCSC) - www.afocsc.org
Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA) - www.ocsta.on.ca
Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) - www.opsba.org

The english version of the information guide for trustee candidates and communities"Making a Difference for Kids: Running for Election as a School Board Trustee"

French version of the information guide for trustee candidates and communities"Making a Difference for Kids: Running for Election as a School Board Trustee"


Accessibility 

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 established an Accessibility Policy. The 2014 Municipal Election for Thames Centre will be conducted with having regard to the policies as established. The Accessibility Policy is posted on the Municipality’s website (www.thamescentre.on.ca).

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.

Also, the Voter Help Centre is accessible to electors and candidates with disabilities.

Election Officials will be available for assistance during the voting period as follows:

- October 20, 2014 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
- October 21, 2014 to October 24, 2014 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
- October 25, 2014 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
- October 27, 2014 (Voting Day), between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Comments can be shared by contacting:

Margaret Lewis, Clerk
Municipality of Thames Centre
4305 Hamilton Road
Dorchester, ON N0L 1G3
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Phone: 519-268-7334



NOMINATIONS FOR COUNCIL CANDIDATES

Nominations for the following offices must be filed with the Clerk or designated Election Official at the municipal office, in person or by an agent, from January 2, 2014 to September 11, 2014, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Nomination Day, September 12, 2014:

• 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

Nominations must be on the prescribed form and accompanied by the prescribed nomination filing fee. The filing fee is two hundred dollars ($200.00) for Mayor and one hundred dollars ($100.00) for Ward Councillor or Deputy Mayor. Photo identification must be provided upon filing and the fees for all offices are payable by cash, debit, certified cheque or money order.

The term of office for Members of Council is a four-year period commencing on December 1, 2014 and ending on November 30, 2018.

In the event there are an insufficient number of certified candidates to fill all positions available, nominations will be reopened for the vacant positions only on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. and such additional nominations, if required, may be filed in the office of the Clerk.

Electors are hereby given notice that if a greater number of candidates are certified than are required to fill the said offices, an election will be held.

Withdrawal of Nominations

A candidate must withdraw their nomination by 2:00 p.m. on September 12, 2014.

Nomination Paper (Form 1)

Nomination Procedures


NOMINATIONS FOR SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEES

Nominations for the following District School Boards must be submitted to the Office of the Clerk of the Township of Strathroy-Caradoc, located at 52 Frank Street, Strathroy, during the nomination period:

 

Thames Valley District School Board
(English Language Public District School Board)
2 to be elected for the County of Middlesex

 

London District Catholic School Board
(English Language Separate District School Board)
1 to be elected for the County of Middlesex

Nominations for the following School Boards must be submitted to the Election Office, Main Lobby, located at 300 Dufferin Avenue, London, during the nomination period: (interested candidates may call 519-661-4535 to inquire about the nomination process)

Conseil Scolaire Viamonde (French Language Public School Board)
1 to be elected for the entire geographic area of the
Regional Municipality of Waterloo, the County of Wellington, the County of Middlesex, the County of Perth, and the County of Huron

Conseil Scolaire Catholique Providence (French Language District School Board)
1 to be elected for the entire geographic area of the
County of Elgin, the County of Middlesex, and the City of London

The term of office for School Board Members is a four-year period commencing on December 1, 2014 and ending on November 30, 2018.

title candidate workshop

The Municipality of Thames Centre together with Middlesex County Municipalities and the Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing hosted a Candidate’s Workshop on Thursday, June 19, 2014 in the Council Chambers of the Middlesex County Building located at 399 Ridout St. N., London, ON at 7:00 p.m.

The Workshop provided information on the following:

. Overview of the Municipal Elections Act
. Election Finances
. Overview of the Municipal Act, 2001
. Outline of the role of Elected Officials
. Key Dates
. Information to Candidates prior to Nomination Day
. Information on Internet/Telephone Voting


Candidate Course

AMO - So You Want To Run For Council, Online Course

AMO recently announced that they are establishing a new new online course for individuals who are planning to run for a seat on municipal council. The link to this site will be available in the near future.

The areas covered under the online course is as follows:

- Reasons that you should and should not run for council
- What you should know before you run for office
- Dealing with the media-Techniques for working with others
- The roles of council members and staff
- What are the powers and influence of municipal government
- Transparency and accountability in government

The cost of the online course is $24.95

'So You Want To Run For Council' online training link

'So You Want to Run For Council' brochure

'So You Want to Run For Council' flyer

'So You Want to Run For Council' poster


Other Resources

Municipal Elections Act, 1996.

Ontario Regulation 303/13

Municipal Act, 2001.

2010 Municipal Councillors Guide.



2010 Election Results

Certificate of the 2010 Election Results.


If you have any questions regarding the 2014 Municipal Election, please do not hesitate to contact the undersigned.

Margaret Lewis, Clerk
Municipality of Thames Centre
4305 Hamilton Road
Dorchester, ON N0L 1G3
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Phone: 519-268-7334