Welcome to the official site for municipal elections in the Town of South Bruce Peninsula.

October 18, 2018 Update - voting

This is a Vote by Mail election.  There are no traditional poles.

At this point, there is no guarantee that if you mail your returned ballot package it will arrive at Town Hall in time to be counted (October 22, 2018 at 8pm).  If you have not yet mailed your returned ballot package, please drop it off at Town Hall.  There is a ballot box located on the lower level of Town Hall.  If you arrive at Town Hall during regular office hours, please deposit your returned ballot package in the ballot box.  After regular office hours, please deposit your returned ballot package in the secure overnight mail drop box located at the George Street entrance of Town Hall.

If you have not received a voting package, you must attend at Town Hall to complete a form and staff will issue a ballot package to you, if you meet all qualification in accordance with the Municipal Elections Act.  We cannot give ballot packages to anyone other than the elector whose name appears on the Voters List.  Please bring identification and if you are a tenant, please bring your tenancy agreement.

Office hours on Thursday October 18, 2018 and Friday October 19, 2018 are 8:30am to 4:30 pm.

Office hours on Monday October 22, 2018 are 8:30am to 8:00 pm.  (The office is not open for business other than election business after 4:30pm).

Vote by mail and potential canada post strike

Election officials continue to monitor the potential Canada Post strike and are aware of how that can affect the vote by mail election.  Please continue to monitor this site for updates in the event of a Canada Post strike.

Offices to be Elected

One (1) Mayor

One (1) Deputy Mayor

Three (3) Councillors

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

Notice for Nomination of Office

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 in the municipality
  • the spouse of an owner or tenant in the municipality
  • not otherwise prohibited from voting

important dates

May 1, 2018    Nomination Filing Begins 8:30 am-4:30 pm

July 27, 2018  Nomination Day - Last Day for Filing Nominations 9am-2pm

September 1, 2018  Voters List Revision Applications Accepted

October 22, 2018     Voting Day - Ballot packages accepted until 8pm

Election Method-Vote by Mail

The 2018 election will be a Vote by Mail election. 

Voting packages will be mailed in September.  The voting package will include 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 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 by filling in the square beside the name of the candidate chosen, place the ballot 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 22, 2018(Voting Day) in order to be counted for the 2018 election.  Please don't wait until Voting Day to return the ballot package. 

We cannot guarantee that packages mailed after October 12, 2018 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

Until July 27, 2018, please go to VoterLookUp.ca to see if you are on the list and to make additions or corrections.

On September 1, 2018, 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 called Addition, Deletion or Changes to the Voter's List. 

In addition to completing and filing a form to make changes to the Voter's List, you will be required to provide proof of identity and residency (ie.  that you are the owner or tenant of land or the spouse of the owner or tenant of land).  If you do not have identification prescribed, you may complete a Declaration of Identity form.

The forms are available at Town Hall or on the Forms section of this webpage

If you need to add yourself to the Voters List after October 12, 2018, you must attend Town Hall in person to complete the EL15 form, provide the prescribed identification and receive your ballot package. 

Replacement Voting Packages

Eligible electors must attend in person at Town Hall to receive a replacement ballot package.  You must bring an acceptable form of identification or complete a Declaration of Identity form.

 

Forms

Electors

Addition, Deletion or Change to the Voter's List Form  (EL15)

Declaration of Identity

Prescribed Identification

2018 Voter's Guide

General

Accessibility Plan

Vote by Mail and Vote Tabulator Procedures

Candidates

2018 Candidates Guide for Council and School Board Elections

Nomination Form

Endorsement Form 

Appointment of Agent-Candidate

Making a Difference for Kids Guidebook for School Board Candidates

Third Party Advertisers

2018 Guide for Third Party Advertisers

Notice of Registration - Third Party Advertisers

Appointment of Agent-Third Party