The Municipal Elections will be held October 27, 2014 for the following offices:
Elections 2014 Calendar:
January 2, 2014 - Nomination and Campaign period commences.
September 2 - October 27, 2014 - Applications to revisions to the Voter's List will be undertaken
September 12, 2014 - Nomination Day - 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Withdrawal of Nominations before 2:00 p.m.
October 18, 2014 (10 am - 5 pm) and October 22, 2014 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) - Advanced Polls
October 27, 2014 - Election Day - polls are open from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The Municipal Elections Act, 1996, as amended, requires every person who intends to be a candidate in the 2014 municipal elections to file nomination papers on or before Friday, September 12, 2014.
Nominations are made by completing and filing in the office of the Clerk, nomination papers on the prescribed form. Such nomination papers must be accompanied by the prescribed nomination filing fee of $200.00 for the position of Mayor and $100.00 for the position of Deputy Mayor or Councillor. The filing fee shall be paid in cash, certified cheque or money order, bank draft or Interac. A proposed candidate must produce identification when filing a nomination.
A nomination must be signed by the candidate and may be filed in person or by an agent during regular business hours between January 2, 2014 and September 11, 2014, and between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on September 12, 2014 (Nomination Day).
No person who proposes to be a candidate may solicit or accept contributions for election purposes; or incur expenses, until that person's nomination has been filed. A nomination must be certified by the Clerk, or designate, before such person becomes a certified candidate for the office for which she or he is nominated.
Please contact the Town Hall if you require further information. Nomination forms are available at the Town Hall, 57 West St.Goderich, ON.
The following information is for qualified electors in the Town of Goderich and some frequently asked questions.
To be eligible to vote in the Town of Goderich you must be:
The following people are not entitled to vote:
Each person only has one residence. An individual who moves prior to Voting Day is required to vote at their new address. You are only allowed to vote once even if you own more than one property within the municipality. The place in which you reside is the address you use when voting. If you own properties in different municipalities you are allowed to vote once in each of the municipalities.
The Clerk of the Municipality will notify electors where they vote by placing an advertisement in the local newspaper.
Are you recorded as an eligible elector for the upcoming municipal election?
The voter's list is available at Town Hall. Please verify if you are on the list. If your name is not on the list, a form is available to be completed to have your name added. Voter notification cards will not be issued.
For more information, please contact the Town of Goderich (519) 524-8344 or MPAC at 1 (866) 296-6722.
If you are unable to vote, you may appoint another eligible elector to vote on your behalf, named a Proxy. Proxies can only be appointed from September 15, 2014 to election day. In order to appoint a proxy, you must obtain an appointment form at the Municipal Clerk's Office. Once you fill it out, the person voting on your behalf must attend the Municipal Clerk's Office with the signed form so that the Clerk's Office may certify the appointment. Please contact the Clerk's Office if you require further information.
With respect to students, the place where a person's family resides is also their residence unless they have moved with the intention of changing their permanent lodging. Students who reside away from home may vote in both places - within the Municipality where they attend school and also within the Municipality where their family resides if it is a permanent residence.
If the person has no permanent lodging place, their residence shall be determined to be:
The above pertains to the Municipal Elections for the Province of Ontario. Specific reference can be made to the Municipal Elections Act 1996.