2018 MUNICIPAL ELECTION OCTOBER 22, 2018
The Township of Zorra will be utilizing the VOTE BY MAIL alternative method of voting again for the 2018 Municipal Election.
With Vote by Mail, voters can fill out their ballots in the privacy and convenience of their own home. Casting a vote is as easy as mailing a letter. Security features are built into the voting kits to ensure the secrecy of your vote until vote tabulating takes place on Election Day – October 22, 2018.
A person is entitled to be an elector at an election held in a local municipality, if on voting day he or she is:
- a Canadian citizen;
- at least 18 years old;
- residing in the local municipality or an owner or tenant there, or the spouse of such owner or tenant; and
- not otherwise prohibited from voting.
Are you on the Voters List?
It is easy for you to find out if you are on the Voters' List. Submit your information 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.
March to August 2018: Municipal enumerations are conducted by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) in order to prepare a Preliminary List of Electors for each municipality and school board during an election year. If you have moved since the time of the 2014 election or wish to confirm you are identified as an eligible elector, the Township of Zorra encourages all voters to participate in MPAC's upcoming 2018 Municipal Enumeration. This can be done using the voterlookup.ca online elector confirmation and update service which is not currently available, however, it is anticipated that voterlookup.ca will be available in late February/early March timeframe.
Fall 2018: The Township of Zorra will be making a Voter Lookup Portal available through the Election website to allow voters to check if they are on the Voter List. Personal information such as school support will not be made available through the Voter Lookup Portal. Eligible voters without computer access or who would prefer assistance are invited to call or attend at the Clerk's Office as of September, 2018 to look up if they are on the Voter List.
It is the responsibility of the Elector to ensure they are a qualified elector.
Interested in running for Municipal Council?
Nomination forms may be filed between May 1, 2018 and July 27, 2018, at a time when the Clerk's Office is open and on Nomination Day, July 27, 2018 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
A Candidate for Municipal Office must, upon nomination, be a qualified municipal elector and fulfil all of the following requirements:
- live in the municipality, be an owner or tenant of land there, or the spouse of an owner or tenant;
- be a Canadian citizen;
- be at least 18 years old on voting day;
- not legally prohibited from voting; and
- not disqualified by any legislation from holding Municipal office.
A new requirement under the Municipal Elections Act requires anyone wishing to run for office as a member of Council must submit signatures of 25 eligible voters supporting their nomination to run for office. The requirement to submit 25 signatures does not apply to candidates running for school board trustee positions.
If you are interested in running as a candidate in the Municipal Election, it is recommended you review the Ministry of Municipal Affairs’ 2016-2018 Candidates Guide which is scheduled to be completed and posted on the Ministry’s website by April 1, 2018.
For more information on School Board resources click here.
Contact Karen Martin, Township Clerk for more information at 519-485-2490 ext. 228