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2018 Municipal Election




BY INTERNET AND TELEPHONE

from October 15, 2018 at 9am to October 22, 2018 at 8pm

Election Day is October 22, 2018

Voting Methods: Telephone and Internet Voting 

Middlesex Centre will be utilizing Telephone and Internet Voting again for the 2018 Municipal Election. The telephone and internet voting system allows eligible voters to cast their vote over a period of several days. This alternative voting method offers 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. There will be no paper ballots.

Municipal Elections in Ontario are held every four years and are governed by the Municipal Elections Act. The next municipal election will be held on Monday, October 22, 2018. The new term of Council begins December 1, 2018.

The Municipality of Middlesex Centre elects candidates to the positions of:
• Mayor
• Deputy-Mayor
• Councillor (5 to be elected).
• School Board Trustees

2018 Official List of Certified Candidates

Declaration of Acclamation to Office

Official List of Third Party Advertisers 


2018 Candidate Debates

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4th
Hosted by the Ilderton & District Lions Club and the Ilderton & Area Business Association
Ilderton Community Centre (13168 Ilderton Road)
7:00 pm
Candidates from Wards 1, 2, & 3
Mayor & Deputy Mayor
School Board Trustees
(Contact Kathy Nixey 519-777-2032)

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11th
Hosted by the Delaware Lions Club
Delaware Community Centre (2652 Gideon Drive)
7:00 pm—9:00 pm
Candidates from Ward 5
Mayor & Deputy Mayor
School Board Trustees
(Contact Eric Cornelis 226-236-9199)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14th

Hosted by the Komoka-Kilworth Business Association
Komoka Community Centre (133 Queens Street)
Doors Open at 2:45 pm
Candidates from Wards 3, 4, & 5
Mayor & Deputy Mayor
School Board Trustees
(Contact Paul Noard 226-667-5331)

Thank you to all of our great community groups for hosting!

Download Candidate Debate PDF Flyer



VOTER INSTRUCTION LETTERS

Voter Instruction Letters will be mailed to eligible electors in advance of the election. 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, and 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, and then proceed to mark their ballots electronically. The PIN contained in the Voter Instruction Letter will be required to vote and may not be used more than one time.

If coming to the Voter help Centre to get assistance with casting your vote you will need to have your Voter Instruction Letter or have proper identification and proof that you are eligible to vote before receiving a Voter Information Letter with your unique PIN # to allow you to vote. If you did receive your Voter Instruction Letter and the PIN was already used to vote you will not able to get another PIN to vote.

Here are videos explaining the online and telephone voting processes:


Online Voting Video



Telephone Voting Video



*Paper Ballots are not in option for the Middlesex Centre 2018 Municipal Elections - only phone/internet voting available.

VOTE anywhere, anytime during the VOTING PERIOD
OCTOBER 15th beginning at 9:00am to OCTOBER 22nd at 8:00pm


VOTER HELP CENTRE


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 15, 2018 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
- October 16, 2018 to October 19, 2018 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
- October 20, 2018 (Saturday) between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
- October 22, 2018 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

The Voter Help Centre is located at the Municipality of Middlesex Centre Municipal Office at
10227 Ilderton Road (in the village of Coldstream)



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;
  • 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.

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 representative 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.

Are You on the Voters’ List?

As of September 4, 2018 the Voters list became official. Voterlookup.ca will no longer work to check and see if you’re on the list. To confirm that you are on the Voters List you may call the municipal office at 519-666-0190. If you are not on the Voters List you can have your name added, update your information or change your school support in person at the municipal with proper identification by filling out the prescribed form. You have until the close of voting on October 22 to apply for any changes.

The voters’ list is a public document. If you do not want your name to appear on the voters’ list you can apply to the clerk to have your name removed. If you remove your name from the list, you will not be able to vote.


You can also apply to the clerk to remove the name of someone who is deceased, a death certificate is required as proof. You cannot ask for someone else’s name to be removed from the list for any other reason.



Election 2018 Quick Links

2018 Voter’s Guide
Application to Amend Voters’ List
Acceptable Forms of ID
Notice of Nominations Period
Notice of the Voters’ List
Ward Map
Common Voter Questions and Answers



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 Middlesex Centre has an Accessibility Policy in place. The 2018 Municipal Election for Middlesex 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, questions, and suggestions can be shared by contacting the Clerk at wright@middlesexcentre.on.ca or by Phone 519-666-0190, or by completing an Accessibility Feedback Form, and submitting to the Clerk in person at the Municipal Office or by email.


If you have any questions regarding the 2018 Municipal Election, please do not hesitate to contact the undersigned.


Ann Wright, Clerk
Municipality of Middlesex Centre
wright@middlesexcentre.on.ca
10277 Ilderton Road, Ilderton Ontario, N0M 2A0
519-666-0190


Resources
Election Policies and Procedures 2018 Municipal Election - as amended
Accessibility Plan - 2018
Ministry of Municipal Affairs - Municipal Elections
Ministry of Municipal Affairs - Municipal Elections Act Review
Municipal Elections Act, 1996
Ontario Regulation 303/13
Ontario Regulation 101/97
Municipal Act, 2001