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2018 Election

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Election 2018

Contacts

Town of Parry Sound
52 Seguin Street
Parry Sound, ON P2A 1B4
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T. (705) 746-2101
F. (705) 746-7461


Jackie Boggs
Clerk/Executive Assistant
52 Seguin Street
Parry Sound, ON P2A 1B4
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Ann Hurdman
Administrative Assistant
52 Seguin Street
Parry Sound, ON P2A 1B4
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  • 2018 Municipal Election

Welcome to the 2018 Municipal Election page.  Voters, Candidates for Municipal Office and School Board Trustees and Third-Party Advertisers and will be able to find answers to all their questions as the information becomes available.

Nominees for Offices - Filed

Office  of Mayor                     Contact Information                                              

1.  Jamie McGarvey               (705) 746-8516 (R)

                                                       jg1mcgarvey@gmail.com

 

Office of Councillor              Contact Information

1.  

                              

Third Pary Advertisers - Registered

Name                                           Contact Information          Candidate or Ballot Question

1.                                                  

 

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School Board Trustees - Nominations Filed

Near North District School Board - no nominations filed

Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board -no nominations filed

Conseil Scolaire Public du Nord-Est de l'Ontario - no nominations filed

Mon Avenir Conseil Scolarie Catholique

Donald Blais

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General Dates

Nomination papers for Candidates and Registration for Third-Party Advertisers may be filed with the Clerk commencing May 1, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.

No campaigning may begin until Candidates and/or Third-Party Advertisers (for either a Municipal Office or a Question on the Ballot) are registered with the Town Clerk on or after May 1, 2018.  Anyone campaigning before May 1st would be considered in contravention of the Municipal Elections Act.

Nominations/Registrations  Deadline:  July 27, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

Candidate Information Session - Ministry of Municipal Affairs:  June 21, 2018, 7:00 p.m. Bobby Orr Community Centre

Voting Day:  October 22, 2018

New  Council Term Start Date: December 1, 2018

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Notice of Passage of By-law - Fluoride Question on the Ballot

Question on the 2018 Municipal Election Ballot

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Voter Information

Please note that the prescribed forms from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) are now accessed below and are considered part of the Muncipal Election Procedures document above.  These are fillable forms.  Please use these forms should you wish to file a nomination or register as a third party advertiser.  For more information for Candidates and Third Party Advertisers scroll down below.

Prescribed Forms (Required)

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MPAC Voter Look Up

 

  • VoterLookUp.ca.  The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) provides all municipalities in Ontario with an election list of voters called the Preliminary List of Electors (PLE).  For the upcoming municipal and school board elections, once again MPAC is offering a feature called VoterLookUp.ca to enable voters to check to see if they are on the Voters' List and/or if their information is accurate before the PLE is provided to all Ontario Municipalities.  Eligible electors, or voters, can now check and correct on-line until the end of July of 2018 before the PLE is passed to the municipality.  After that date if a voter wants to correct or be added to the Voters' List they will have to attend the Parry Sound Municipal Office with their appropriate identification and fill out the correct form to receive their Voters' Instruction Letter.

Demonstration Video for VoterLookUp.ca

FAQ's for VoterLookUp.ca

 

 On The List to Vote? Button

     VoterLookUp.ca

 

 

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Candidates' Information

  • Association of Municipalities on Ontario (AMO) On-Line Info Session:

Running for a seat on Council can be relatively simple.  The rules that govern who can run and how to run an election campaign can be found in any Municipal Clerk's office in Ontario.  But, from the moment you file your nomination form your life will change.  

The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) is once again running their popular on-line course So You Want to Run for Council?  This course is an effective way to see whether running for a seat on Council is for you.

 

Please note that the above Candidates/Third Party Advertisers Package request will be sent to the Clerk/Returning Officer for follow-up.  Once sent to a potential Candidate, you will be requested to attend the office so the Clerk/Returning Officer can review the package with you should you decide to file a nomination.

 

  • Candidates for Municipal Office and School Trustees may pull out the Nomination Form (Form 1) and the Endorsement of Nomination Form (Form 2) any time.  However, filing the nomination can only begin May 1st and must be done in person with the Clerk by the Candidate or Agent (with a letter providing that authority).   Please plan to spend a few minutes reviewing the Candidates/Third Party Advertisers Package with the Clerk

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Third Party Advertisers

Prior to 2018, third party advertising was not regulated for municipal council and school board elections. Those who wanted to advertise or distribute materials supporting or opposing a candidate did not have to identify themselves, were able to spend unlimited amounts of money, and did not have to report their advertising or financial activities to anyone.

Recent changes to the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 created a framework of rules for third party advertising. The Ministry's Guide provides information about who can register to be a third party advertiser, what registration allows them to do, and the rules that third party advertisers must follow:

Please note that the above Candidates/Third Party Advertisers Package request will be sent to the Clerk/Returning Officer for follow-up.  Once sent to a Third Party Advertiser, you will be requested to attend the office so the Clerk/Returning Officer can review the package with you should you decide to register as a third party advertiser.

 

  • Third Party Advertisers may pull out the Notice of Registration of Third Party Advertiser (Form 7) any time.  However, Registering as a Third Party Advertiser can only begin May 1st and must be done in person with the Clerk by the Third Party or Agent of the Third Party (with a letter providing that authority).   Please plan to spend a few minutes reviewing the Candidate/Registered Party Advertisers Package with the Clerk.
  • A Third Party Advertisers Info Sheet -Broadcasters and Publishers has been provided to the North Star and MOOSE-FM as well as the printing and signage companies operating in the area.

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 School Board Candidates

Please note that the above request for the Candidate/Third Party Advertisers Package will be sent to the Clerk/Returning Officer for follow-up.  Once sent to a potential Candidate or Third Party Advertiser, you will be requested to attend the office so the Clerk/Returning Officer can review the package with you should you decide to file a nomination.

Candidates for Municipal Office and School Trustees may pull out the Nomination Form (Form 1) and the Endorsement of Nomination Form (Form 2) any time.  However, filing the nomination can only begin May 1st and must be done in person with the Clerk by the Candidate or Agent (with a letter providing that authority).   Please plan to spend a few minutes reviewing the Candidates/Third Party Advertisers Package with the Clerk.

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Accessibility for Voters and Candidates

The 2018 Municipal Election will comply with the Ontarians With Disabilities Act (AODA), 2005 and the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, as amended.  Election staff have prepared a 2018 Municipal Election Accessibility Plan and candidates have available to them a number of reference guides:  Accessible Campaign Information and Communications and Accessible Constituency, Riding Association, Central Party and Campaign Offices.

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 General Information

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West Parry Sound Joint Election Audit Compliance Committee

The Municipal Elections Act, 1996 as amended contains provisions that allow electors to request an audit of a candidate’s or third-party advertiser’s campaign finances if they have reasonable grounds to suspect the candidate or third-party advertiser has contravened the financial provisions of the Act. The review of these audit requests/applications is the responsibility of compliance audit committees; these arms-length committees must be established by municipalities before October 1st in an election year in accordance with the requirements of the Act.

Bill 68 – the Modernizing Ontario’s Municipal Legislation Act, 2017 (MOMLA) – received Royal Assent on May 20, 2017, and made numerous changes to several pieces of municipal legislation, including the Municipal Elections Act (the Act). These amendments include changes to the mandate and operation of election compliance audit committees.

Parry Sound established a WPS Election Audit Compliance Committee in 2010 by developing Terms of Reference and appointing members and joining with five other of the West Parry Sound Municipalities; Township of McKellar, Municipality of McDougall, Township of The Archipelago, Township of Carling, and Township of Seguin.   New members were appointed in 2014 to cover that election period.

After meeting with the Area Clerks in the fall of 2017 and early 2018, new Terms of Reference were drawn up for the 2018 municipal election.  All are in agreement to recommend to their Councils that the West Parry Sound Election Audit Compliance arrangement should continue with the revised Terms of Reference.  The Municipality of Whitestone is part of a joint compliance committee made up of East Parry Sound municipalities as they have been in previous elections.

By-law 2018-6806 contains the Terms of Reference, as agreed to by all parties, and the form required should there be  request(s)/application(s).  Questions should be directed to the Parry Sound Clerk/Returning Officer for a request for an audit compliance in the Town of Parry Sound.

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