2014 MUNICIPAL ELECTION
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 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 and will include the IP address to go to, a PIN number and password in late September 2014.
The Council has also approved for the Town of Gananoque to participate in an electronic Voter Lookup process where voters will be able, from the comfort of their own home, check to ensure their name is on the voters list and that their contact information and place of residence is correct. The link will be placed on the Town's website in early July 2014 - www.gananoque.ca .
October 27, 2014 is vote day.
Become a Candidate
Nominations open 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.