Voter Information

VOTERS KITS HAVE BEEN MAILED!!

Voters Kits for the 2018 Municipal have been mailed to all electors on the Voters List.

Vote By Mail Instructions

The Vote By Mail Kit will contain a voting instruction sheet, a composite ballot, a ballot secrecy envelope, a voter declaration form, and an outer return envelope (yellow) with prepaid postage.

Persons who have not received a Vote By Mail Kit by October 3, 2018 may obtain a kit at the Municipal Office during regular office hours (8:30 am – 4:30 pm Monday – Friday) and on Monday, October 22, 2018 from 8:30 am to 8:00 pm.

Voting will take place in the following manner:

BY MAIL, the voter:

  •      –  upon receipt of the Vote By Mail Kit, shall complete the ballot, place it in ballot secrecy envelope and seal the envelope; AND
  •      –  shall complete and SIGN the voter declaration form and place it, together with the sealed ballot secrecy envelope in the yellow prepaid return envelope.

 

When marking your ballot make sure the box beside your candidate is completely filled in.  Do not use coloured pens or pencil.  Visual instructions are available in the documents file.

The last day to mail the yellow prepaid return envelope to guarantee delivery is October 11, 2018.  There is still the potential for a postal disruption, if this occurs please check this website for updates.  

Voters who choose not to use mail, may deposit their ballot at the Municipal Office during regular office hours or after hours in the secure mail slot located to the left of the main entrance.

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.

 

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.