Welcome to the official site for municipal elections in the Town of South Bruce Peninsula.
Election Method-Vote by Mail
The 2014 election will be a Vote by Mail election.
Voting packages were mailed on September 26, 2014. The voting package includes a ballot for the offices to be elected. Voting packages are mailed to the address which has been provided to the Town from MPAC unless electors have made applications to change their information on the voters list.
An instructional video on the voting package is available by clicking here.
In a Vote by Mail election, there are no traditional polls. Please do not attend Town Hall on Voting Day (October 27, 2014) expecting a traditional poll. You must bring your completed ballot package to Town Hall if you do not want to mail it.
How Do I Vote?
Electors will mark the ballot, place it in the secrecy envelope, complete the elector declaration and place the secrecy envelope and declaration in the return envelope provided. Completed ballot packages should be mailed to Town Hall or dropped in a ballot box at Town Hall. Please be sure to follow the instructions included in your ballot package.
Electors may drop off their completed ballot packages at Town Hall. A ballot drop box is located on the lower level of Town Hall on the Finance Department counter.
Completed ballot packages must be received at Town Hall no later than 8:00 pm on October 27, 2014 (Voting Day) in order to be counted for the 2014 election. Please don't wait until October 27, 2014.
We cannot guarantee that packages mailed after October 15, 2014 will arrive on time to be counted in the election.
A flyer giving answers to frequently asked questions regarding vote by mail is available by clicking here.
The Vote by Mail and Vote Tabulator Procedures can be viewed under the Forms section of this page.
Additions or Corrections to the Voter's List
People entitled to be electors who require additions or changes to the Voter's List are required to complete the form (EL15) to make changes to the Voter's List. Original signatures are required; we will not accept completed forms sent by email or fax. The form is available at Town Hall or on the Forms section of this webpage (called Addition, Deletion or Changes to the Voter's List Form).
If you need to add yourself to the Voters List after October 15, 2014, you must attend Town Hall in person to complete the EL15 form and receive your ballot package. You must bring photo identification and may be required to provide additional information as proof that you are an eligible elector.
Replacement Voting Packages
Eligible electors must attend in person at Town Hall to receive a replacement ballot package. You must bring photo identification.
Offices to be Elected
One (1) Mayor
One (1) Deputy Mayor
Three (3) Councillors
One(1) English Public School Board Trustee
One(1) English Separate School Board Trustee
One (1) French Public School Board Trustee
One (1) French Separate School Board Trustee
All offices will be elected at large.
Can I Vote?
A person is entitled to be an elector if on Voting Day he or she is:
- a Canadian citizen
- at least 18 years old
- a resident in the municipality, or
- an owner or tenant of land in the municipality
- the spouse of an owner or tenant in the municipality
- not otherwise prohibited from voting
Addition, Deletion or Change to the Voter's List Form (EL15)
Municipal Elections Act
Vote by Mail and Vote Tabulator Procedures