Elections

2018 Municipal Elections

Municipal and School Board Elections are Monday, October 22, 2018 

The Municipal Clerk/Returning Officer is responsible for the coordination and management of municipal elections. In accordance with the Municipal Elections Act, every four years the Clerk as Returning Officer conducts elections for the offices of:

  • Mayor (1)
  • Councillors (4)
  • School Board Trustees (as determined by the City of Thunder Bay)

Through voterlookup.ca, Ontario residents can find out whether they’re on the list to vote. Eligible electors can also update their information, add a name to an address, or change their school support.

Voterlookup.ca is easy to use. To log in, all you need is your property address or assessment roll number and your full name and date of birth.

Key Dates in 2018

May 1, 2018 - Nomination Period Commences

  • First day for candidates to file a nomination paper for the office of mayor, councillor or school board trustee. A candidate’s campaign period begins once their nomination paper has been filed, meaning they may begin accepting contributions and spending money on their campaign.
  • First day for an individual, corporation, or trade union to file a notice of registration as a third party advertiser. The campaign period for a registered third party begins once their registration paper has been filed, meaning they may begin accepting contributions and spending money on their campaign.

July 27, 2018 - Nomination Day

  • Candidates have until 2 pm to file their nomination paper. 
  • A candidate who wishes to withdraw their nomination has until 2 pm to notify the Clerk by filing a written withdrawal.
  • Nominations or withdrawals cannot be accepted after 2 pm.

September 1, 2018 – Voters’ List Revision Period Begins

  • Copies of the voters’ list available to certified candidates upon written request.

  • Electors may submit an application requesting that their information be updated or that their name be added or removed from the voters’ list.

  • On the Voters’ List? Voterlookup.ca search tool is available, allowing electors to check if they are registered to vote and how their information is currently presented on the voters’ list.

September 25, 2018

  • Interim list of changes to the voters’ list to be provided to each certified candidate by this date.

  • Final expense limits certificate to be provided to candidates and third parties by this date.

October 11 and 13, 2018 – Advance Vote Days

  • Electors can cast their ballot on the following days:

Thursday, October 11, 2018
12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Murillo Community Hall

and

Saturday, October 13, 2018
10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Rosslyn Community Hall

October 19, 2018

  • Last day for an individual, corporation, or trade union to file a notice of registration as a third party advertiser. 

  • Individuals, corporations, and trade unions have until 4:30 pm to file their notice of registration.

October 22, 2018 – Voting Day

  • Voting places will open at 10 am and close at 8 pm.

December 31, 2018 - Campaign Period Ends

  • Campaign period ends for candidates and registered third parties, meaning they cannot accept any contributions or incur any expenses. Candidates or registered third parties that wish to extend their campaign, due to a deficit, must file a Notice of Extension of Campaign Period, Form 6 by this date.

Key Dates in 2019

February 27, 2019

  • Last day for the Clerk to provide candidates and registered third parties with notice of the financial filing requirements and penalties.

March 28, 2019

  • Last day for a candidate or registered third party to apply to Superior Court of Justice to extend the time to file the financial statement.

March 29, 2019 – Deadline for Filing Financial Statements

By 2 pm:

  • Last day for all candidates and registered third parties to file a financial statement and auditors’ report for the reporting period ending December 31, 2018.

  • Last day for a candidate or registered third party to notify the Clerk in writing of a filing extension received from the Superior Court of Justice.

April 29, 2019

  • Last day (by 2 pm) for a candidate or registered third party to file a primary financial statement and pay $500 late filing fee.

  • Penalties take effect at 2:01 pm.

June 27, 2019

  • Last day for an elector to apply for a compliance audit of a candidate or registered third party’s campaign finances.

July 2, 2019 - End of the Supplementary Campaign Period

  • Campaign period ends for candidates and registered third parties that extended their campaign, meaning they cannot accept any contributions or incur any expenses.

August 28, 2019

  • Last day for the Clerk to provide candidates and registered third parties with notice of the filing requirements and penalties for supplementary financial statements and auditor’s reports.

September 26, 2019

  • Last day for a candidate or registered third party to apply to Superior Court of Justice to extend the time to file the financial statement.

September 27, 2019 - Deadline for Filing Supplementary Financial Statements

By 2 pm:

  • Last day for those who filed a Form 6 to extend the campaign period to file a financial statement and auditors’ report for the reporting period ending July 2, 2019.

  • Last day for a candidate or registered third party to notify the Clerk of a filing extension received from the Superior Court of Justice.

October 28, 2019

  • Last day (by 2 pm) for a candidate or registered third party to file a supplementary financial statement and pay $500 late filing fee.

  • Penalties take effect at 2:01 pm.

December 27, 2019

  • Last day for an elector to apply for a compliance audit on a candidate or registered third party’s supplementary financial statement.

Municipality of Oliver Paipoonge to use the traditional paper ballot (composite ballots based on school support) voting method for 2018 Municipal Election.

Are you considering running for Council?

The next Municipal Election will be held on Monday, October 22, 2018. The next term of Council begins December 1, 2018 and ends on November 14, 2022.

To run for office, you must be an eligible elector in the Municipality of Oliver Paipoonge. This means that you must be:

  • A Canadian Citizen;
  • At least 18 years of age;
  • Reside in the Municipality of Oliver Paipoonge, or be the owner or tenant of land in the Municipality, or the spouse of such owner or tenant; and,
  • Not prohibited from voting under any law.

Stayed tuned for information sessions provided by the Ministry.

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Eligibility:

In order to be eligible to vote, you must meet the Qualification of Electors as listed in the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, s.17(2).

A person is entitled to be an elector at an election held in a local municipality if, on voting day, he or she:

  • resides in the local municipality or is the owner or tenant of land there, or is the spouse of such owner or tenant;
  • is a Canadian citizen;
  • is at least 18 years old; and
  • is not prohibited from voting under subsection (3) or otherwise by law.

Students are allowed to vote in both their home municipality and the municipality where they are attending school.

The Voters' List:

The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) maintains the Voters' List for all Ontario municipalities.

Voter Lookup at MPAC:

MPAC has an online tool called Voter Lookup that allows voters to confirm that they are on the voters' list and that their information is accurate. It will also allow voters to correct or add their names to the list.

Voter Lookup

Before an election, MPAC provides each municipality with a preliminary Voters' List based on information obtained through its enumeration list. In the years between elections, MPAC works to maintain the Voters' List and makes revisions based on information they receive about owner or occupant information for properties in the Municipality of Oliver Paipoonge.

  • Did you move from a home you owned, to a rental property?
  • Have your adult children permanently left home?
  • Do you have new tenants?

If you answer yes to one of these questions, you may need to update the occupancy or school board support information for your property.

We encourage all property owners to contact MPAC directly to remove or add occupants to their property and update school board support information. MPAC conducts municipal enumerations in order to prepare a Preliminary List of Electors for each municipality and school board during an election year. Notifying MPAC of these occupancy changes will help to make our 2018 Voters' List more accurate.

The Municipal Elections Act places responsibility on the Clerk to have regard to the needs of the electors and candidates with disabilities.  Accessible Customer Service Standards must be followed when conducting municipal elections. The Municipality of Oliver Paipoonge Municipal Elections will be conducted in a manner that shall ensure that Candidates and electors with disabilities have full and equal access to all election information and services. 

The Municipality of Oliver Paipoonge invites applications for Election Staff positions: