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 will be sent to every voter, in early October 2014, which will include the IP address to go to, a PIN number and password will also be provided at the same time.

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 October 20, 2014 through to 9:59 am on October 27, 2014. Votes may be cast by computer and telephone (land line or cell). In 2014 there will not be any paper ballots during the advance poll period. For the advance voting period voters who do not have access to a computer and would like to vote using that method may do so at Town Hall between 9 AM to 4 PM on normal business days.

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 or Ext. 1120. We will make every effort to respond within one business day.

ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE - Check the List of Electors Online

In October of 2014 voters will have the opportunity to elect a Mayor and six Councillors - have your say by first making sure you can exercise your right to vote. Are you recorded as an eligible voter for the upcoming municipal election? Voters are encouraged to the contact the Clerks Office to verify that your name is on the List of Electors 613-382-2149 Ext. 1120 or 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 Clerk's office, during normal business hours, at 30 King St E., Gananoque, ON - 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.

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.