Elections

2018 Municipal Elections

  • Campaign Life Coalition

Mayor

  • Lucy Kloosterhuis (ACCLAIMED)

Councillors - List of Certified Candidates

  • Alana Bishop
  • Jim Byers
  • Jim Cassan
  • Bernie Kamphof
  • Todd Merke
  • Brandon Postuma
  • Allan Vis

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.

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.

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 2018 Voters’ List for the Municipality of Oliver Paipoonge contains the name, address, school support and occupancy status of each person who meets the qualifications of an elector in the Municipality and will be available for viewing at the following locations:

  • Municipal Office, located at 3250 Highway 130, Rosslyn
  • Murillo and Rosslyn Libraries

The application to amend the Voters’ List will be available at the Municipal Office during the Revision Period commencing on September 1, 2018. The application must be signed by the applicant and filed with the Clerk by the applicant or by an agent. The last day for filing applications for revisions to the Voters’ List is October 22, 2018.

Voter Notification Cards:

Voter Notification Cards will be mailed prior to October 1, 2018 to all electors in the Municipality of Oliver Paipoonge. The card contains your name, address, school support, poll number and voting location as well as advance voting dates and locations.

You must bring your Voter Notification Card and IDENTIFICATION with you when you vote.

If you did not receive a card, or any information on your card is incorrect, please contact the following:

Municipal Office
3250 Hwy 130
Rosslyn ON P7K 0B1
(807) 935-2613, Extension 226

Notice of Proxy Voting

If an elector is unable to attend the polls to cast their vote, they may appoint a person to vote on their behalf. Any person whose name is on the Voters’ List or who has been added by revision may vote by proxy. There are no limitations on who may vote by proxy provided they are on the Voters’ List.

A person wishing to appoint a proxy voter must do so on the prescribed form – Form 3, Appointment of Voting Proxy, available at the Municipal Office. The appointment may only be made after the time for the withdrawal of nominations has expired for all offices for which the election is being conducted. The last date that appointments may be made is Election Day, Monday, October 22, 2018.

An elector may only appoint one proxy, and the person appointed must be entitled to be an elector. A person appointed as a proxy may only act for one person who is not a relative, but can act as proxy for any number of relatives.

The Clerk shall, if satisfied that the person who appointed the voting proxy is qualified to appoint a proxy and the person so appointed is qualified to act as a proxy voter, give a certificate in the prescribed form.

The Municipal Elections Act places responsibility on the Clerk to have regard to the needs of the electors and candidates with disabilities. 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. 

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