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2018 Municipal Election

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Key Dates for the 2018 Municipal Election

2018

 

Mid-April Mid-May

 

Enumeration Notice

MPAC (Municipal Property Assessment Corporation) will be mailing enumeration notices to each household. Please check the accuracy of the information provided on the enumeration notice. If the information is not correct, please follow the instructions to provide the correct information. If you do not receive an enumeration notice or the information is incorrect, you will not be able to vote until the correct information is provided.

May 1

 

Nomination Period Starts

Nomination forms may be filed between May 1st and Friday, July 27 at 2:00 p.m.  Nomination forms will be accepted in the Clerks Office starting on May 1st (Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) and on July 27th 9:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m.

 

 

Campaign Period

The campaign period begins once a candidate has filed a nomination form and ends on December 31, 2018. Alternative time periods will be in effect if the candidate withdraws the nomination, the Town Clerk rejects the nomination, or the candidate extends his/her campaign and is continuing to campaign to erase a deficit.

June 4

 

Deadline to Enumeration Forms

Municipal Enumeration Forms are to be returned to MPAC to ensure inclusion of electors on preliminary list of electors.

July 27

 

Nomination Day

Last day to file nomination forms. Nomination forms will be accepted in the Clerk's office between 9:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m.

Any person wishing to withdraw their nomination form must do so prior to 2:00 p.m. on July 27th.

July 31 - 

mid Aug

 

Preliminary List of Electors

On a date between July 31 - September 1 the Clerk will receive the preliminary list of electors.

 

August 1

 

Additional Nominations

If necessary, additional nominations will be received 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Withdrawal of additional nominations before 2 p.m.

August 2

 

Certification of Nomination Forms

Clerk certifies nomination forms by 4:00 p.m. on August 2nd. Acclamations will be announced after 4:00 p.m.

 

August 2

 

Acclamations

The Town Clerk shall, immediately after 4:00 p.m., declare any acclaimed eligible candidate(s) to be duly elected.

Sept 4 - Oct 22

 

Revision - Application to Remove Another Elector's Name

An individual may make a written application to the Town Clerk requesting that their name be added, removed or corrected. An individual may apply to remove a deceased person from the voters' list. The application must be approved by the Town Clerk or designate.

Sept 4 - Oct 22

 

Voters List

The Town Clerk shall make the list of voters available for election purposes only. Note: Public viewing of the Voters List will be supervised in order to protect personal information.

September 13

 

Signs
This is the first date that candidates can display Election Signs.

September 25

 

Certificate of Maximum Campaign Spending Limits

The Town Clerk shall issue the certificate of maximum campaign spending limits to all certified candidates.

 

Sept 22 -October 12

Voter Notification Cards

Electors whose name appears on the Voter's List will be mailed a Voter PIN card with instructions on how to vote using the internet or telephone. 

October 18 - 22* (dates subject to change)

Voting Period

Electors will be able to vote either using the internet or telephone during a 10 day period leading up to, and including, Election Day on October 22nd.

October 22

 

Election Day

Electors will be able to vote electronically or by telephone until 8:00 p.m. on Election Day October 22

Week of October 23

 

Official Results

The Town Clerk shall, as soon as possible after Voting Day, declare the candidate who received the highest number of votes for each office to be elected.

December 3

 

New Term of Office Commences

The elected members shall take the declaration of office prior to taking his or her seat. The term of office commences once the declaration of office has been taken.

December 31

 

End of Campaign Period

Candidates may not raise funds or incur expenditures beyond this day, unless the candidate is continuing his or her campaign to erase a deficit and has filed the appropriate documentation to do so.

December 31

 

Extension of Campaign Period

Candidates, if in a deficit, may extend their campaign period by submitting a Form 6 (extension of campaign period form) to the Town Clerk no later than 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 (subject to Festive Closure).