2014 Municipal Elections

2014 is a Municipal election year when residents can have their say in what happens in their local municipality and respective school board.

VOTE DAY IS - October 27, 2014 - 10 am to 8 pm

On October 27th votes may be cast from any on-line computer or telephone (land or cell); or at the poll using an on-line computer or the traditional paper ballot. The electronic and telephone processes are easy to use and prompts are provided throughout to lead the voter through the process. An instruction letter was sent to every voter, in early October 2014, which included the IP address to vote on-line, toll free phone number to vote by phone, and a PIN number, which will give access to the voting process.

ADVANCE VOTE

In 2014 the advance vote period will be extended to run for seven days prior to vote day. It will be held from 10 am on Monday, October 20, 2014 through to 9:59 am on Monday, October 27, 2014. Votes may be cast by computer and telephone (land line or cell) from where-ever you are. In 2014 there will not be any paper ballots during the advance poll period.

ELECTION QUESTIONS

Have questions regarding the Municipal Election process please feel free to email them to elections@gananoque.ca or telephone 613-382-2149 Ext. 1115. We will make every effort to respond within one business day.

ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE

Voters are encouraged to the contact the Clerks Office to verify that your name is on the List of Electors 613-382-2149 Ext. 1115. To add, delete or change the information on the List of Electors voters must complete an EL15 form and present it in person at the poll at 375 William St. (County Building), Gananoque - applicants MUST bring appropriate ID documents.

ELECTION PROCEDURES AND FORMS

In accordance with section 42(3) of the Municipal Elections Act the Clerk of the Town of Gananoque has established procedures and forms for use during the 2014 Municipal Election. Candidates wishing to have a paper copy should submit their request via email to elections@gananoque.ca. Voters should take note that the procedure includes direction as to what happens should an emergency occur that interfers with the voting process.

CANDIDATE TOOLS

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.