2018 Municipal Election
Municipal and School Board Election 2018
The next regular Municipal Election to elect a Mayor, Reeve, Town Councillors and School Board Trustees will be held on Monday, October 22, 2018. The next term of Council will begin on December 1, 2018 and concludes in 2022.
Bill 181, The Municipal Elections Modernization Act, 2016 came into effect June 9, 2016 and makes changes to the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 for the 2018 municipal election. For an overview of these changes visit the Ministry of Municipal Affairs website or see the updated Municipal Election Act.
The nomination period will commence on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 and close on Nomination Day, Friday, July 27, 2018 at 2:00PM local time.
To be nominated for office, you must be an eligible elector in the Town of Deep River. A person is entitled to be an elector at an election held in a local municipality if, on voting day, he or she,
(a) resides in the local municipality or is the owner or tenant of land there, or the spouse of such owner or tenant;
(b) is a Canadian citizen;
(c) is at least 18 years old; and
(d) is not prohibited from voting under subsection (3) or otherwise by law. 2002, c. 17, Sched. D, s. 5 (2); 2005, c. 5, s. 46 (1).
Third Party Advertisers
The Municipal Elections Act now includes requirements for Third Party Advertisers. Regulations came into effect on April 1, 2018 for the 2018 Municipal Election. More information including forms and other relevant documents will be made available in early 2018. More information on Third Party Advertisers is available on the Ministry of Municipal Affairs website.
Internet and Telephone Voting - 2018 Municipal Election
Council approved the use of a combination of Alternate Voting and electronic ballots for the 2018 Municipal Election. Electors will be able to cast their vote online or by telephone anywhere they have an internet connection or telephone line, beginning on Tuesday October 9, 2018 at 8:30AM and ending on Monday October 22, 2018 at 8:00PM. This is an accessible, environmentally-friendly and convenient method of voting. Internet voting provides voters with flexibility and convenience, delivers quick and accurate results, and allows students and vacationers to vote from anywhere.
Electors will receive a notice in the mail providing instructions and a secure PIN number to vote by internet or telephone. Electors are encouraged to vote using internet or telephone between 10:00AM on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 to 8:00PM on Monday, October 22, 2018. There is no need to wait to vote on Election Day.
For those electors who require assistance, the Town will have one voting location open during the Voting Period from 8:30AM to 4:30PM and on Election Day (Monday, October 22, 2018) between the hours of 8:30AM to 8:00PM at the Deep River Town Hall, 100 Deep River Road Deep River, Ontario. Voters should bring their notice with the PIN number with them to the voting location.
A help desk will be available 24 hours per day during the Voting Period. The Toll Free telephone number will be provided in your Voter Identification Letter, which you should receive just prior to October 9, 2018 in your mailbox. A voting station will be available at the municipal office located at 100 Deep River Road to provide assistance during regular business hours (8:30AM - 4:30 PM) from Tuesday, October 9, 2018 to Friday, October 19, 2018 and on Election Day from 8:30AM to 8:00PM.
Are you on the Voters' List?
The Voters' List for the Town of Deep River is prepared by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC). MPAC is a not-for-profit corporation mandated by the Government of Ontario to conduct property assessments for tax purposes on behalf of municipalities, and is legislated to provide municipalities with a Preliminary List of Electors in a municipal election year. This list is used by Elections Staff to produce the final Voters' List used for the election.
MPAC administers voterlookup.ca which is an online service available to electors. Using voterlookup.ca, electors can confirm and update their electoral information for the purposes of the Preliminary List of Electors for the upcoming municipal and school board elections. MPAC will launch Voterlookup.ca during the spring of 2018.
Acceptable documents for voter identification are limited to the following which you must present showing your name and address:
- An Ontario driver’s licence
- An Ontario Health Card (photo card)
- An Ontario Photo Card
- An Ontario motor vehicle permit (vehicle portion)
- A cancelled personalized cheque
- A mortgage statement, lease or rental agreement relating to property in Ontario
- An insurance policy or insurance statement
- A loan agreement or other financial agreement with a financial institution
- A document issued or certified by a court in Ontario
- Any other document from the government of Canada, Ontario or a municipality in Ontario or from an agency or such a government
- Any document from a Band Council in Ontario established under the Indian Act (Canada)
- An income tax assessment notice
- A Child Tax Benefit Statement
- A Statement of Employment Insurance Benefits Paid T4E
- A Statement of Old Age Security T4A (OAS)
- A Statement of Canada Pension Plan Benefits T4A (P)
- A Canada Pension Plan Statement of Contributions
- A Statement of Direct Deposit for Ontario Works
- A Statement of Direct Deposit for Ontario Disability Support Program
- A Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Statement of Benefits T5007
- A property tax assessment
- A credit card statement, bank account statement, or RRSP, RRIF, RHOSP or T5 statement
- A CNIB Card or a card from another registered charitable organization that provides services to persons with disabilities
- A hospital card or record
- A document showing campus residence, issued by the office or officials responsible for student residence at a post-secondary institution
- A document showing residence at a long-term care home under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007, issued by the Administrator for the home
- A utility bill for hydro, water, gas, telephone or cable TV or a bill from a public utilities commission
- A cheque stub, T4 statement or pay receipt issued by an employer
- A transcript or report card from a post-secondary school