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INTERNET AND TELEPHONE VOTING

The Town of Saugeen Shores has selected to use the internet and telephone voting systems for the 2018 election. Paper ballots will not be used.  Mail-in ballots will not be used. 

Electors will receive a notice in the mail providing instructions and a secure PIN number to use to vote using either the internet or telephone.

Electors are encouraged to vote using either the internet or telephone up to ten days in advance of election day on October 22, 2018.  There is no need to wait to vote on election day as there will be no polls.  A help desk will be available at the municipal office to provide assistance.  

Please watch a video on how to vote via the internet or telephone - the video will be available at a later date.

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. A link to the Voterview Service will be provided in the spring of 2018.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Find answers to Frequently Asked Questions in the spring of 2018.

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 is 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 Elections 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 weeks preceding.