2014 Municipal Elections

        VOTE DAY IS -  October 27, 2014

          Free Candidates Workshop May 3, 2014

BE SURE YOU CAN VOTE

Are you recorded as an eligible voter for the upcoming municipal election? voterlookup.ca  allows voters to confirm whether they are on the Preliminary List of Electors, which is used to prepare the Voters' List for election day. Check and verify you are there and that your information is accurate.

 Electronic Voting Process Approved For the 2014 Municipal Election Process

Council of the Town of Gananoque has authorized that the 2014 municipal election process will include the opportunity for voters to vote using their computer, and land or mobile telephones. Intelivote Systems Inc. have been engaged to provide computer and telephone voting software which will provide the opportunity for voters to able to vote from the comfort of their own homes starting on October 20, 2014 right through to 8:00 PM on election day October 27, 2014. The process is easy to use and prompts are provided throughout to lead the voter through the process. An instruction letter will be sent to every voter, in late September 2014, which will include the IP address to go to, a PIN number and password.

                           NOMINATION PERIOD IS OPEN

Nominations opened January 2nd 2014 for the 2014 Municipal Election. To obtain a copy of the Clerk's Notice of Nominations for Office click HERE. Nomination Papers must be filed in person at the Clerk's office - please ensure that appropriate ID is also provided at the time of dropping off the papers. The fee to register nomination papers is $200 to run as Mayor and $100 to run as Councillor.

The Clerks office will accept nominations for the 2014 municipal election from January 2 to September 12, 2014. If you are interested in being a candidate for mayor or a Town Councillor submit your nomination papers on or before September 12, 2014.

Individuals wishing to become a candidate must complete a Nomination Paper.

The Town has developed a Candidates' Handbook which may provide some assistance for candidates as to what is required to run their election; or access the Provincial Handbook at http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/AssetFactory.aspx?did=10336. However, Candidates should always refer to the Municipal Elections Act for further detail. A copy of the Municipal Elections Act may be viewed at  http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/statutes/english/elaws_statutes_96m32_e.htm.

Various organizations hold sessions for individuals who are interested in becoming a candidate - check the bulletin boards at Town Hall and at the Post Office at http://www.amo.on.ca/EventsTraining.aspx; and watch the Gananoque Reporter for notices.