Voter Information

For the 2018 Municipal Election, voters of the Municipality of Dysart et al will be voting by mail.  Vote By Mail kits will be mailed the week of September 24, 2018.

The Municipal Office will be the Drop-off/Revision Centre, providing electors with the option of voting with the assistance of Election Officials, if assistance is deemed to be required by the elector.

Vote By Mail Instructions are available in the documents file.

Are you on the list to vote for the upcoming municipal election?

If you are an Ontario resident over the age of 18 you can visit voterlookup.ca to confirm or update your information in a few easy steps. You can also change your school support for electoral purposes and add names to your property address.

Updating this information will help to ensure that municipal Voters Lists are accurate and up-to-date in preparation for municipal and school board elections occurring on October 22, 2018.

Find out ahead of time if you are eligible to vote. Visit voterlookup.ca or call 1-866-296-6722.

 

NOTICE OF MUNICIPAL ELECTION

Municipal Elections Act, 1996 (s.40)

Municipal Elections in the Municipality of Dysart et al for the offices of:

MAYOR – one to be elected at large

DEPUTY MAYOR – one to be elected at large

COUNCILLORS – five to be elected, one for each of the five Wards

TRUSTEE – English Language Public School Board – Gary Brohman – ACCLAIMED

TRUSTEE – French Language Public School Board – one to be elected representing Sector 1 – Counties of Haliburton, Northumberland, Peterborough, Cities of Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Quinte West and the Region of Durham of Conseil scolaire Viamonde.

  –  The Municipal Election will be conducted utilizing Vote By Mail.

–  A Voters Kit will be mailed the week of September 24, 2018 to every eligible person shown on the Voters List.

–  If you do not receive a Voters Kit by October 3, 2018, please contact the Municipal Office.  Additions and reviews to the Voters List can take place up to 8:00 pm on Election Day allowing those individuals who are eligible to vote; to obtain a Voters Kit.

 

VOTER ELIGIBILITY

A person is entitled to be an elector at an election held in a local municipality (unless prohibited by this Act or any other Act) if, on Election Day (Monday, October 22, 2018), he or she:

  •      –  is a Canadian Citizen,
  •      –  is at least 18 years of old,
  •      –  resides in the municipality, or is the owner or tenant of land in the municipality, or the spouse of such a person; and
  •      –  is not prohibited from voting under any law or is not prohibited from voting because he or she:
  •             –  is serving a sentence of imprisonment,
  •             –  is a corporation,
  •             –  is acting as an executor or in any other representative capacity, or
  •             –  was convicted of a corrupt practice described in Section 93)3) of the MEA

 

Students who reside away from home may vote in both places (in the municipality were they attend school and where their family resides) as long as the family residence is their permanent residence.

Trailer Owners in Campgrounds who are considered tenants and may therefore vote, if they are entitled to use the land on Election Day, or for at least six weeks in the year of the election.

VOTE WHERE YOU LIVE

If you are an eligible elector and line in one municipality and own property in another municipality (non-resident elector) you can vote in both municipalities.  If both municipalities are in the same school board, you can only vote once for the school trustee.

WARDS

If you own multiple properties in different wards within the same municipality, and are an eligible elector, you are only eligible to vote once in the ward where you reside.

A copy of the 2018 Voters’ Guide prepared by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs is now available.