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BALLOTS

If you have not received your ballot, please contact the Municipal Office immediately. You will need to provide identification proving your name and qualifying address in Saugeen Shores.

Ballots have been mailed to every person on the Voters List.  If you have received your ballot, please follow the instructions included in your voting package and complete the ballot in the privacy of your own home.  Sign the Declaration and return both the signed Declaration and completed Ballot in the envelopes provided to the Municipal Office.

Please watch a Video demonstration on How to Vote By Mail

VOTER TURNOUT

Each day as the completed voting packages are received at the Municipal Office the declarations are processed and the electors' names are stroked off the Voters List as having voted.  The sealed envelopes containing the ballots are then placed in a ballot box until Election Day.

The number of declarations processed each day represents the total number of electors who have voted in this election to date.

VOTER TURNOUT (As of October 27, 2014)
WARD# of People who have Voted% TURNOUT
Saugeen1,41859%
Port Elgin2,87152%
Southampton2,41863%
Total6,707  57%*

 * The above statistical information regarding voter turnout is being provided as information only and may contain errors or omissions. The percentage of voter turnout has been rounded to the nearest percentage.

In comparison the 2010 Voter Turnout was:

Saugeen Ward:  55.18%
Port Elgin Ward: 51.05%
Southampton Ward: 55.73%
Overall Voter Turnout in 2010 was 53.38%

ARE YOU ON THE VOTERS LIST?

It is easy for you to find out if you are on the Voters List. Submit your information about yourself in our online Voterview Service and find out if you are on the list.

If you are not on the Voters List please contact us at election@saugeenshores.ca.

ELECTION - OCTOBER 27, 2014

The Town of Saugeen Shores will be using a Vote by Mail system for the 2014 Municipal Election. If you are on the Voters List, you will be receiving a ballot in the mail. Please follow the instructions and return the ballot to the Municipal Office.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Find answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

QUALIFICATIONS TO VOTE: On Voting Day a person is qualified to be an Elector if he or she:

  • Is a Canadian Citizen;
  • Is at least 18 years of age;
  • Resides in the Town of Saugeen Shores or be an owner or tenant of land in the Town of Saugeen Shores, or the spouse of an owner or tenant in the Town of Saugeen Shores; and
  • Is not be prohibited from voting because he or she:
    • Is serving a sentence of imprisonment
    • Is a corporation
    • Is acting as an executor or trustee or in any other representative capacity
    • Was convicted of a corrupt practice described in Section 90(3) of the Municipal Election Act

 It is the responsibility of the Elector to ensure they are a qualified elector.

Students

Students who reside away from home may vote in both places (in the municipality where they attend school and where their family resides) as long as the family residence is their permanent residence.

Trailer Owners in Campgrounds

Trailer owners in campgrounds are considered tenants and may therefore vote if they are entitled to use the land on Voting Day, or for at least six weeks in the year of the election.

Homeless Persons

Persons without a permanent residence may qualify to be added to the voters list during the revision period provided that they can identify a place within Saugeen Shores where they frequently returned to eat and sleep during the five week preceding.