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INTERNET AND TELEPHONE VOTING

The Town of Saugeen Shores will be using the internet and telephone voting systems for the 2018 election. Paper ballots will not be used.  Mail-in ballots will not be used.  Our vendor has shared with us a short 'how-to video' for casting your vote online: to watch the video click here

ARE YOU ON THE VOTERS LIST?

If you are an Ontario resident over the age of 18 you can visit voterlookup.ca to confirm or update 

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your information. You can also change your school support for electoral purposes. 

Updating this information will help to ensure that municipal Voters' List are accurate and up-to-date in preparation for municipal and school board elections occurring this October. Find out ahead of time if you are eligible to vote. Visit voterlookup.ca or call 1-866-296-6722. Have your say. Log on today.

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.  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.

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.

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.