Election

Home Council Election

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NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS FOR OFFICE

For the Offices of:

MAYOR – one (1) to be elected

DEPUTY MAYOR – one (1) to be elected

COUNCILLORS – three (3) to be elected

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Term of Office will be from December 1, 2018 until November 30, 2022.  To run for the position of Mayor, Deputy Mayor or Councillor, you must be:

 *a Canadian Citizen

*at least 18 years of age

*a resident of Melancthon Township, or an owner or tenant of land in the Township of Melancthon, or the spouse of such owner or tenant

*is not prohibited from voting under any law

Nomination form may be filed by Candidates beginning Tuesday, May 1, 2018 and on any day thereafter prior to Nomination Day, at any time when the Clerk’s Office is open (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) and on Nomination Day, Friday, July 27, 2018 between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.  The prescribed fee, which may be refundable, must accompany the Nomination form. The fees for Head of Council (Mayor) is $200.00 and for all other Candidates is $100.00, payable by cash, certified cheque or money order.  Please note that Candidates must not spend or raise funds for their election campaign until their Nomination Form has been filed.  The Nomination Form must be signed by the Candidate and may be filed in person or by an agent with the Clerk or designate of the Township of Melancthon.  If an agent files the Nomination Form, it must be accompanied by a piece of Government Issued Photo identification including address, with the signature of the Candidate, and must be commissioned prior to filing with the Clerk.  In the event there are insufficient number of Certified Candidates to fill all positions available, nominations will be reopened for the vacant positions only on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and such additional nominations, if required, may be filed in the Office of the Clerk of the Township of Melancthon.  Electors are hereby given notice that if a greater number of Candidates are certified than are required to fill the said Offices, voting will take place between Friday, October 12, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, October 22, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.

MUNICIPAL ELECTION – 2018 – VOTE BY INTERNET/PHONE

Electors in the Township of Melancthon will be voting electronically, by internet or telephone in the 2018 Municipal Election.  The Advance Polls will open on Friday, October 12, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, October 22, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.  Vote from any touch tone telephone, cell phone, computer or other device connected to the Internet.  Election Day is MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2018 – 10:00 A.M. TO 8:00 P.M. AND THIS IS THE FINAL DAY TO VOTE BY INTERNET OR TELEPHONE.  A Voter Information Letter will be mailed to residents directly in October.  On the letter, will be a Personal Identification Number (PIN) which will allow them to vote 24 hours a day during the voting period from any touch tone telephone, cell phone, computer or other device connected to the Internet.  There will be a Voter Help Centre at the Township of Melancthon Municipal Office – 157101 Highway 10 which will be open Monday to Friday – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the Election.  You can attend in person or call – 519-925-5525 or email at infoelection2018@melancthontownship.ca.

For a video demonstration of internet and telephone voting, click here.

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR SAY!  LOG ON TODAY AND GET ON THE LIST TO VOTE!

As of March 12, 2018, voters can visit voterlookup.ca to confirm, register or update their voter information.  To confirm your information is accurately recorded for the upcoming election you need to supply your name, date of birth, location and property address or assessment roll number.

MUNICIPAL ELECTION CANDIDATE NOMINATION INFORMATION

NOMINATION PERIOD – MAY 1, 2018 – JULY 27, 2018

For anyone interested in running for a position on Melancthon Township Council in the municipal election on Monday, October 22, 2018.

Candidates may file a nomination form in the Clerk’s Office during regular business hours beginning Tuesday, May 1, 2018 and ending at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 27, 2018.

The prescribed fee, which may be refundable, must accompany the nomination form.  The fee for Head of Council is $200.00 and $100.00 for all other candidates, payable by cash, certified cheque or money order.  Candidates must not campaign, spend or raise funds for their election campaign until their nomination form has been filed and certified by the Clerk.

The nomination form must be accompanied by declarations of endorsement by 25 qualified electors (this requirement may change).

The Province of Ontario will release nomination form, endorsement form and a Candidate Information Guide in April 2018.

For further information, please contact:

Denise B. Holmes, CAO/Clerk – 519-925-5525, Ext. 101

ARE YOU ON THE VOTER’S LIST??

The Township needs 2,500 Electors to get its County Council Seat back for the next term so please contact the Office to make sure you are on the list!

2018 Election

The Council of the Township of Melancthon approved the use of Alternative Voting Methods (telephone and internet voting) for the 2018 Municipal Election. Electors will have the option of voting by touch tone telephone or through online voting on the internet. Candidates may file a nomination form in the Clerk’s Office during regular business hours beginning Tuesday, May 1, 2018 and ending at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 27, 2018. Election Day is Monday, October 22, 2018.