How do I Vote?

The Township of North Stormont has two voting options:

Vote by Internet

OR

Vote by Phone

As you prepare to vote by Internet or by Phone during the 2018 Municipal and School Board Elections, you will need your Voter Information Letter (VIL) which contains your confidential Personal Identification Number (PIN) along with the list of Candidates eligible to be elected. In addition, and as added security, you will be required to enter your date of birth (DOB).

You can either vote by Internet (anywhere / anytime) or by Phone (anywhere in North America). Your personal VIL provides the applicable website address or the applicable phone number that will enable you to vote.

As an option, and if you do not have access to the Internet, may we suggest you visit your local library branch or if needed, you can visit the municipal office / Voter Help Center.

VOTER HELP CENTER

Address: 15 Union Street, Berwick, ON

Phone: 1-833-984-8683

Election assistance / Voter Help Center hours are Monday through Friday, 9 A.M. to 4 P.M.

On Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21, staff will also be available from 10 A.M. to 3 P.M.

On October 22, staff can assist from 9 A.M. to 8 P.M.

The following videos explain how to vote either through Internet voting or Telephone voting.

English Internet Voting

https://www.dropbox.com/s/m2836ubn8h0dmx9/2018%20Ontario%20Municipal%20Elections%20-%20EN%20-%20online%20voting.mov?dl=0 

French Internet Voting

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ct4gm3owx0k0cug/2018%20Ontario%20Municipal%20Elections%20-%20FR%20-%20online%20voting.mov?dl=0 

English Phone Voting

https://www.dropbox.com/s/up88hjllgcngt8t/2018%20Ontario%20Municipal%20Elections%20-%20EN%20-%20phone%20voting.mov?dl=0 

French Phone Voting

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ixv9amprfsc3yp5/2018%20Ontario%20Municipal%20Elections%20-%20FR%20-phone%20voting.mov?dl=0

Where Can I Access a Computer to Vote?

The Township has set up four computers for residents to use during the voting period.  The hours of the Voting Centre are as follows:

Voter Help Centre – 15 Union Street Berwick

Wednesday October 17th – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Thursday October 18th – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday October 19th – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday October 20th – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m

Sunday October 21st – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Monday October 22nd – 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The SDG Libraries also have computers available for members of the public to use.  The hours during the voting period are as follows:

Avonmore Library Branch – 16299 Fairview Drive

Wednesday October 17th – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Thursday October 18th – 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Friday October 19th – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday October 20th – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Monday October 22nd – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Crysler Branch – 16 Third Street

Wednesday October 17th – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Thursday October 18th – 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday October 20th – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Monday October 22nd – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Finch Branch – 17 George Street

Wednesday October 17th – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Thursday October 18th – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturday October 20th – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Monday October 22nd  1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

ELECTION POLICIES & PROCEDURES ESTABLISHED BY THE CLERK – Information_for _Candidates_2018_Binder

Official List of Certified Candidates

2018 Official List of Certified Candidates

 

Ontario’s municipal and school board elections take place on October 22, 2018. If you are a resident, owner or tenant of property in Ontario, a Canadian citizen and 18 years of age you can vote in Ontario’s municipal and school board elections.

We all play a role in ensuring a fair electoral system, and it is the responsibility of every elector to make sure their information is up-to-date and accurately reflected for electoral purposes.  Please contact the Municipal Help Centre at 1-833-984-VOTE (8683) to confirm or update your electoral information, including your date of birth.

Election 2018

Elections for municipal government are held every four years on the fourth Monday of October.

When are local elections held?
The next municipal election will be held Monday, October 22, 2018. The last municipal election was held on October 27, 2014.   Advanced voting by Internet or telephone for the Township of North Stormont will be held October 17th to October 21st, 2018.  Voting Day is October 22nd, 2018 until 8 p.m. EST.

The Municipal Elections Modernization Act, 2016 made changes to the Municipal Elections Act. Some of these changes came into effect immediately after Royal Assent and certain changes do not come into effect until April 1, 2018, in time for the next municipal election. For more information please click on the following picture.

Campaign Period

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 – Monday, December 31, 2018

The Campaign Period starts when a candidate files a nomination paper and ends on December 31, 2018.

Voters’ List

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Preliminary Voters’ List is available for candidates and revisions begin.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Interim Voters’ List is available for candidates and revisions continue.

Campaign Finances

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Final Certificate of Maximum Campaign Expenses available for candidates.

Voting Day

Monday, October 22, 2018

Voting closes at 8:00 p.m.

Election’s Accessibility Plan

The Election’s Accessibility Plan addresses the specific accessibility requirements in relation to the 2018 Municipal Election in the Township of North Stormont.

The Township of North Stormont has made great efforts in promoting a barrier free community.  In an effort to ensure that the 2018 Municipal Election is consistent with the core principles of the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, this planning document was developed in advance of the election in order to identify measures to be taken and reported to Council following the election.

The full Election’s Accessibility Plan is available below.