Once again for voter convenience the Town of Lakeshore will be using the Vote by Mail system for the 2018 municipal election. A voting kit will be mailed out during the week of September 24, 2018 to individuals who are on the voters list and are a Canadian citizen, at least 18 years of age and an owner, boarder or tenant in the Town of Lakeshore. Contact the municipal offices at 519 728-2700 or 1- 877-249-3367 to make sure you are on the list to vote.
The Clerk is appointed the Municipal Returning Officer under the Municipal Elections Act and is responsible for the administration and management of the Municipal Elections every four (4) years. Accordingly, the Clerk's Department is involved in accepting nominations of candidates running for office, preparing voters' lists, preparing ballots, selecting staff and certification and distribution of Election results.
The next regular Municipal Election will be held on Monday, October 22, 2018.
Nomination Period: commences on MondayMay 1, 2018 to Friday July 27, 2018 at the Clerk's Office during regular office hours.
Nomination Day: Friday, July 27, 2018 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the Clerk's Department.
Election Campaign Period: begins on the day a nomination for office is filed and ends on December 31. A contribution SHALL NOT be made to or accepted by or on behalf of a person unless he or she is a candidate.
The Town is divided into 6 wards. On Voting Day, qualified electors may vote for the Mayor and Deputy Mayor. Electors may only vote for the Councillor representative(s) for the Ward in which they reside.
To vote in the municipal election, you must be a qualified. That means, on Voting Day you must be:
a resident of the Town of Lakeshore, or an owner or tenant of the land in the Town, or the spouse of such an owner or tenant;
a Canadian citizen;
at least 18 years old, and
not prohibited from voting by law.
The Municipal Elections Act, 1996 prohibits the following individuals from voting:
any person who is not qualified
a person who is serving a sentence or imprisonment in a penal or correctional institution;
a person acting as executor or trustee or in any other representative capacity;
a person who has been convicted of corrupt practices under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 if voting day in the current election is less than five years after voting day in the election in respect of which he or she was convicted; and