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MUNICIPAL ELECTION – 2022 – DECLARATION OF ELECTION CANDIDATE
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October 25, 2022 – Congratulations to all candidates in yesterday’s municipal election! The Township of Melancthon had a voter participation rate of 32.5%.
Eligible Voters: 2,545
Total Votes: 827
We are also pleased to announce that by having 2,545 eligible voters, we will be sending our Mayor and Deputy Mayor to County Council next Term!
ELECTION 2022 – VOTE COUNT SUMMARY 

TODAY IS ELECTION DAY! Voting is open until 8:00 p.m.

October 24, 2022 – As of 10:00 a.m., 615 electors have voted (24.3% participation rate). The participation rate for the 2018 Municipal Election was 24.5%!
If you have not received a Voter Identification Letter with your PIN to vote, please contact the Municipal Office at 519-925-5525.

October 21, 2022 – There’s 4 days remaining to cast a vote in this year’s municipal election. As of 9:00 a.m., 392 electors (15.5% participation rate) have cast their vote!
Vote anywhere, anytime from your electronic device until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, October 24th, 2022.
If you haven’t received your Voter Identification Letter with your PIN to vote, please contact the Township Office at 519-925-5525.

October 17, 2022 – As of 3:30 p.m. today, 209 Electors (8.3% participation rate) have cast their vote in the 2022 Municipal Election. Of those 209 electors, 185 have voted by internet and 24 by phone. Voting is open until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, October 24, 2022.
If you have not received your Voter Identification Letter with your PIN to vote, please contact the Township Office at 519-925-5525.
Advanced voting for the 2022 Municipal Election opened today at 10:00 a.m. Vote anytime, anywhere using your own device until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, October 24, 2022.
Should you need assistance, a Voter Help Centre has been set up at the Township Office and Staff are available during the dates and times found below.
If you have not received your Voter Identification Letter (which contains your PIN to vote), please contact the Township Office.

Election 2022
Voting in the 2022 Municipal Election begins this Friday (October 14th) at 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. on October 24th, 2022. You can vote anywhere, anytime using your own device in the comfort of your own home!
If you require assistance, a Voter Help Centre will be available at the Township Office, 157101 Highway 10, on the following dates and times: Friday, October 14th, at 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday October 17th to Friday, October 21st – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Monday, October 24th from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
If you do not receive a Voter Identification Letter by October 14th, please contact the Township Office at 519-925-5525 or attend in person.
MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS 2022  – INFORMATION BROCHURE FOR VOTERS
The brochure was designed to provide voters with information which will assist with voting, such as:  the offices to be elected, who may vote, who is not entitled to vote, the voting method, the Voters’ List and the Township’s Voter Help Centre.
MUNICIPAL ELECTION – 2022 – VOTE BY INTERNET/PHONE
Electors in the Township of Melancthon will be voting electronically, by internet or telephone in the 2022 Municipal Election.
For a video demonstration of online voting (video is from 2018 election), click here.
For a video demonstration of phone voting (video is from 2018 election), click here.
ARE YOU ON THE VOTERS’ LIST?
A preliminary list of eligible voters has been prepared. You may call to inquire whether you are on the list by contacting the Municipal Office at (519) 925-5525. This list is available for inspection at the following location during the hours indicated:
Township of Melancthon
Municipal Office
157101 Highway 10
8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday
Election Day – October 24th, 2022
from 8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
If you are not on the Voters’ List or the information about you is incorrect, you may go to the Municipal Office at the address and times listed above and fill out an application to be added to the list.  The application will not be accepted unless it has an original signature and the Clerk may require that you provide proof of identification or proof of qualification as an elector. Please call the Municipal Office to determine what documentation you may need.
*IMPORTANT* – The Township requires 2,500 Electors to get its seat back at County Council. It is very important to check to make sure you are on the list and if you are not, please get on the list!
2022 MUNICIPAL ELECTION ACCESSIBILITY PLAN
This plan will address the specific accessibility requirements in relation to the 2022 Municipal Election in the Township of Melancthon.
The Township of Melancthon has made great efforts in promoting a barrier free community. In an effort to ensure that the 2022 Municipal Election is consistent with the core principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, this planning document was developed in advance of the election in order to identify measures to be taken and reported to Council following the election.
Township of Melancthon
Notice of Election Information
Municipal Elections Act, 1996 (s. 40)
Municipal Elections in the Township of Melancthon for the following offices will be held on Monday October 24th , 2022:
Municipal Council Offices
Mayor – One (1) to be elected
Deputy Mayor – One (1) to be elected
Councillor – Three (3) to be elected
School Board Trustees
English Public – Upper Grand District School Board – One (1) to be elected
English Separate – Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board – One (1) to be elected
French Public – Conseil scolaire Viamonde – One (1) to be elected
French Separate – Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir – One (1) to be elected
ALL VOTING IN THE TOWNSHIP OF MELANCTHON MUNICIPAL ELECTION WILL TAKE PLACE BY TELEPHONE OR INTERNET VOTING
Eligible voters will receive a voter instruction letter by mail outlining details on how to vote. This letter will provide voters with their Personal Identification Number (PIN) for access to the electronic voting system. The letter will also provide voters with the website to vote by internet and the phone number to vote by telephone. Check your mail in late September/early October.
Voting Period: Telephone and internet voting is available 24 hours a day from: Friday, October 14, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, October 24, 2022 at 8:00 p.m.
A Voter Help Centre will be available to the public at the Township Office, 157101 Highway 10 Melancthon for your voting convenience or if you require assistance to vote on the following dates and times:  Friday, October 14, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday, October 17 to Friday, October 21, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Monday, October 24, 2022 (Voting Day) from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Accessibility: It is the goal of the Township of Melancthon to ensure that all Electors who have a disability or an issue with accessibility are provided with the best opportunity to vote as independently as possible in the 2022 Municipal Election. Residents requiring assistance and/or accommodations to vote are encouraged to contact the Clerk’s Office (519) 925-5525 Ext 101 or dholmes@melancthontownship.ca by October 1, 2022.  Township of Melancthon Municipal Election Accessibility Plan 2022.
Voting Proxies: Voting proxies will not be granted for this election. Voters can vote by internet anywhere there is internet access, using a computer or device that is capable of connecting to the internet, or by telephone from anywhere in Canada or the continental United States using either a home phone or mobile phone.
Call or visit the Clerk’s Office at Melancthon Township Office to ensure you are on the voters’ list and your information is correct.
Dated this 7th day of September 2022
Denise B. Holmes, AMCT
Clerk/Returning Officer
157101 Highway 10
Melancthon, ON
L9V 2E6
(519) 925-5525 Ext 101
dholmes@melancthontownship.ca
Form EL07
LIST OF CERTIFIED CANDIDATES
Municipal Elections Act, 1996 s.11(4)2
NOTICE is hereby given to the Municipal Electors of the TOWNSHIP OF MELANCTHON
That during the period commencing on May 2, 2022 and completed on Nomination Day, August 19, 2022 the following persons filed all necessary papers, declarations and fees and as Clerk, I am satisfied that such persons are qualified and that their Nominations satisfy the requirements of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996. I have, therefore, certified such candidates for the Office which follows their respective name:
Name of Candidate & Office
Wayne Hannon – Mayor
Darren White – Mayor
James McLean – Deputy Mayor
Margaret Mercer – Deputy Mayor
Alex Banks – Councillor
Brian Dawson – Councillor
Sean Malloy – Councillor
Loretta McKellar – Councillor
David Miller – Councillor
Ralph Moore – Councillor
Bill Neilson – Councillor
Ruth Plowright – Councillor
Darcy Timmins – Councillor
Dated this 22nd day of August, 2022.
Denise B. Holmes
Municipal Clerk
OFFICIAL LIST OF CANDIDATES

Mayor

Wayne Hannon, 416-904-5763, wwwhannon@gmail.com – filed August 19, 2022
Darren White, 519-278-8234, darrenwhiteformayor@gmail.com, 682378 260 Sideroad, Melancthon, L9V 2N1, Website: www.darrenwhiteformayor.ca – filed May 2, 2022

Deputy Mayor

James McLean, 519-217-2509, mcleanforDM@gmail.com; facebook.com/mcleanforDM –  filed July 14, 2022
Margaret Mercer, margaret@margaretmercer.ca, Website: margaretmercer.ca, 397061 Fifth Line, Melancthon, Ontario, L9V 1R2 – filed July 7, 2022

Councillor

Alex Bankssongdragon0414@yahoo.ca, – filed August 15, 2022
Brian Dawson, 519-938-0440, jeanneandbriandawson@gmail.com, 87 Argyle Street, Melancthon, L9V 3P2 – filed July 12, 2022
Sean Malloy, 519-378-5599, stmalloy@yahoo.comfiled August 19, 2022
Loretta McKellar, loretta.mckellar@hotmail.comfiled August 18, 2022
David Miller, 519-217-6640, 097545 4th Line SW, Melancthon, L9V 2C2 – filed August 11, 2022
Ralph Moore, ralphmeltwsp@gmail.com, 681141 260 Sideroad, Melancthon, L9V 2M7, filed August 9, 2022
Bill Neilson, 519-215-0207, bneilson2879@gmail.com, 238135 4th Line NE, Melancthon, L9V 2J2 – filed May 30, 2022
Ruth Plowright, 519-942-6333, srplow@sympatico.ca – filed August 11, 2022
Darcy Timmins, 519-806-9190, algonquinfleetmanagement1@gmail.com, 437146 4th Line, Melancthon, L9V 1S7 – filed August 10, 2022

Upper Grand District School Board – Trustee (English Public)

Dr. Raymond J. Seto – filed August 3, 2022
Lynn Topping, 152 Muriel Street, Shelburne, Ontario, ltopping@rogers.com, 519-925-2819 – filed July 28, 2022

Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board – Trustee (English Separate)

Paula Dametto-Giovannozzi, 3 Marion Street, Caledon E, Ontario, L7C 1K6, 416-570-5087 – filed July 26, 2022
Domenic Maggi, 8 Bond Street, Bolton, Ontario, L7E 3J1, domenic@stayhumble.net, 416-347-9834 – filed July 29, 2022
Vince Manzella, 9 Chaplin Crt., Bolton, Ontario, L7E 5Y1, vince4trustee@gmail.com, 647-289-1563 – filed August 19, 2022
Sheralyn Roman, 197 Royal Valley Dr., Caledon, Ontario, L7C 1B7, 416-420-9415, sromanfortrustee@gmail.com, – filed August 11, 2022

Conseil scolaire Viamonde – Trustee (French Public)

Saveria Caruso, 705-733-5244, 705-730-3639, garigue53@yahoo.com  – filed July 27, 2022
Eric Lapointe – Phone: 705-241-8909, ericrlapointe@yahoo.com, 37 Hemingway Cres., Barrie, Ontario, L4N 5G2 – filed May 2, 2022

Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir – Trustee (French Separate)

Genevieve Grenier, ggrenier19@yahoo.ca, Twitter: @ggrenier19, filed July 22, 2022
Patrick O’Neil, pconeil520@gmail.com, Twitter: @pointedpen76, filed August 18, 2022
Seeking Members for the
Joint Compliance Audit Committee
Dufferin County is seeking members for a recently established Joint Compliance Audit
Committee as per the Municipal Elections Act, Section 88.37. The Committee is
responsible for reviewing compliance audit applications submitted by an elector who
believes on reasonable grounds that a candidate or third-party advertiser has
contravened the provisions of the Municipal Elections Act relating to campaign or
advertising finances. The Committee will be responsible for reviewing applications for all
eight Dufferin municipalities.
Committee membership will be drawn from the following groups:
• accounting and audit – accountants or auditors, preferably with experience in
preparing or auditing the financial statements of municipal candidates;
• academic – college or university professors with expertise in political science or
local government administration;
• legal; and
• other individuals with knowledge of the campaign financing provisions of the Act.
Committee members must demonstrate the following:
• demonstrated knowledge and understanding of municipal election campaign
finance rules
• proven analytical and decision-making skills
• experience working on committees, boards, task forces or similar working groups
• availability and willingness to attend meetings in any of the member
municipalities
• excellent oral and written communication skills
To view the complete Terms of Reference and the application, please visit our website at
https://www.dufferincounty.ca/jcac
Applications should be forwarded to info@dufferincounty.ca or put in the drop box at
30 Centre St, Orangeville by August 12, 2022.
NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS FOR OFFICE
2022 Municipal Election
For the Offices of:
MAYOR – one (1) to be elected
DEPUTY MAYOR – one (1) to be elected
COUNCILLORS – three (3) to be elected
Term of Office will be from November 15, 2022 until November 14, 2026. 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
A Nomination form may be filed by Candidates beginning Monday, May 2, 2022 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, August 19, 2022 between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.  Nomination forms will not be accepted electronically.  It is strongly encouraged that you book an appointment with the Clerk to file your nomination form.
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, money order or debit.
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 24, 2022, 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 14, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, October 24, 2022 at 8:00 p.m.
For additional information, please contact Denise B. Holmes, AMCT, CAO/Clerk & Returning Officer, dholmes@melancthontownship.ca, 519-925-5525 Ext. 101.
So You Want to Run for Council?  Making an Informed Decision!
Presentation by Fred Dean, 2022 
Did you miss the virtual Candidate and Third-Party Advertiser Information Session for the 2022 Election on April 12, 2022?  You can find the recording here!
MMAH Presentation from the Session

2022 MUNICIPAL CANDIDATE INFORMATION SESSIONS

MUNICIPAL ELECTION CANDIDATE NOMINATION INFORMATION
NOMINATION PERIOD – MAY 2, 2022 – AUGUST 19, 2022
For anyone interested in running for a position on Melancthon Township Council in the municipal election on Monday, October 24, 2022.
Candidates may file a nomination form in the Clerk’s Office during regular business hours beginning Monday, May 2, 2022 and ending at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 19, 2022.
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 Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing publishes guides for candidates, voters and third-party advertiser to provide information about municipal and school board elections.  The guides outline rules as described in the Municipal Elections Act and other legislation and regulations.  The guides are available below:
2022 Voters’ Guide
2022 Candidates’ Guide
2022 Third Party Advertisers’ Guide
For further information, please contact:
Denise B. Holmes, CAO/Clerk & Returning Officer, 519-925-5525, Ext. 101
2022 Election
The Council of the Township of Melancthon approved the use of Alternative Voting Methods (telephone and internet voting) for the 2022 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 Monday, May 2, 2022 and ending at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 19, 2022. Election Day is Monday, October 24, 2022.
MUNICIPAL ELECTION – 2022 – VOTE BY INTERNET/PHONE
Electors in the Township of Melancthon will be voting electronically, by internet or telephone in the 2022 Municipal Election.
For a video demonstration of online voting, click here.
For a video demonstration of phone voting, click here.
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR SAY!  LOG ON TODAY AND GET ON THE LIST TO VOTE!
Voters can now 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.  If you are not on the list, please print off this form, fill it out and bring it in to the Municipal Office to get added to the Voter’s list.