UPDATE ON VOTING
VOTING WILL NOW CLOSE AT 8:00 p.m. on OCTOBER 23rd.
Due to the continued Province wide technical challenges pertaining to on-line and telephone voting, please be advised that a paper ballot option is available at the Township Administration Centre, Line 7 S., until midnight on October 22nd.
Additionally paper ballot and on-line and telephone voting (pending repair of the technical challenge) will be available at the following locations;
October 23rd 8:30am - 8:00pm at the Township Administration Centre, Line 7 S.
October 23rd 10:00am-8:00pm at Mt. St. Louis Moonstone, 24 Mt. St. Louis Rd.
If you attempted to cast a ballot by internet or phone on October 22 and are unsure if your ballot was cast, the following steps can be taken:
- Visit the voting website again today as per your voter notification letter, instructions are below. If the system allows you to log in with your personal voting credentials to cast a ballot, your ballot last night was not cast.
- If you are unsure if your ballot was cast by phone voting, please dial into the system again or visit the voting website and enter your voting credentials, if the system accepts your credentials your ballot has not been cast.
- Call the Township Office and staff in the Clerk's department will be able to confirm the status of your ballot from the Voters List. 705-487-4020
DOMINION VOTING STATEMENT REGARDING INTERNET VOTING SERVICE SLOWDOWN AFFECTING ONTARIO MUNICIPALITIES
Dominion Voting System has issued a media release pertaining to the technical challenges experienced on October 22 with online and telephone voting throughout the province. To review details please see their Dominion Voting Systems Release
If you are voting by PHONE please note that you only need to use the last 8 digits of your Voter ID number. You will need to use the 4 digits of the year you are born.
If you are voting by INTERNET make sure you are entering the URL provided on your Voter Notification Letter in the top address bar, not the search bar in the middle of the page. You cannot search for the URL, it must be typed exactly as shown on your letter. Please note that you will not receive a confirmation number, as indicated, once your voting is complete. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Voter Help Line at 705-487-4020 (Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm)
In order to qualify as an eligible elector, you must:
- Reside in the Township of Oro-Medonte, or are the owner or tenant of land, or the spouse of such owner or tenant;
- Be a Canadian citizen;
- Be 18 years of age (as of Election Day) or older; and
- Not prohibited from voting as outlined in s. 7(3) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 or otherwise by law.
The Preliminary List of Electors (PLE) is provided by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC). This information is used to create the voters' list for each municipality. Remember, just because a person voted in the Ontario Elections in June 2018, does not guarantee they will be on the municipal elections voters' list later that fall.
The voters' list will be available on September 4, 2018. If you wish to confirm your name and address, please contact the Clerk's Office:
In-Person: 148 Line 7 S, Oro-Medonte
Monday – Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm
By Phone: 705-487-4020
By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Voter Notification Letter
Each elector will receive a Voter Notification Letter in advance of the October 12 voting start date.
This will contain the telephone number and web address to vote by phone or internet, along with voting instructions, including the elector's individual voting credentials.
If an elector wishes to vote in person with a traditional paper ballot or attend a voter help center, please bring the Voter Notification Letter, as this will assist with the voting process.
How to Add, Correct or Delete an Elector from the Voters' List
If you would like to add, correct or delete yourself from the voters' list, you will need to complete the Form EL15 – Application to Amend Voters' List.
If you would like to delete a family member from the voters' list, you will need to complete the Form EL15 – Application to Amend Voters' List.
If you would like to delete a non-family member from the voters' list, you will need to complete the Form EL16 – Application for Removal of Another's Name from the Voters' List.
Completed EL15s or EL16s must be submitted to the Clerk's Office with an original signature, to:
Township of Oro-Medonte
Attn: Karen Way, Clerk
148 Line 7 S
Oro-Medonte ON L0L 2E0
Forms may also be completed in-person at any of our Voter Help Centers or Advance Vote Locations, which are listed further below.
Learn How to Vote by Internet or Phone
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Dates and Times to Vote by Internet, Phone or Paper Ballot
This year the Township of Oro-Medonte will be offering three (3) ways for a voter to cast their ballot:
by Internet, by phone, or by paper ballot.
In early October voters will receive by mail their Voter Notification Letter. This letter will contain the required voter credentials, along with the website and phone number to access your ballot by internet or phone.
Vote by Internet and Phone Anywhere
- October 12 at 9:00am to October 22 at 8:00pm
Vote by Internet and Phone at a Voter Help Centre
- October 12 at 9:00am to 4:30pm
- October 15 to 19 - 8:30am to 4:30pm
- October 22 at 8:30am to 8:00pm
Vote by Internet and Phone on Election Day at a Voter Help Centre
- October 22 from 8:30am to 8:00 pm at Township’s Administration Centre
- October 22 from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm at Mount St. Louis Moonstone
Vote by Paper Ballot (Advance Voting Locations Only)
- October 13 from 10:00am to 3:00pm at Township’s Administration Centre
- October 16 from 10:00am to 3:00pm at Big Cedar Clubhouse
- October 18 from 3:00pm to 8pm at Mount St. Louis Moonstone
Internet and phone voting options will be available at all advance voting locations.
All Candidates Meetings
The purpose of an all candidates meeting is provide information to the voters. The Township of Oro-Medonte does not host or provide input as to how and when these events are conducted.
The following information has been provided to the Township for informational purposes. If you have specific questions regarding an all candidates meeting, please contact the host organization directly.
Endorsement of Nomination
As a qualified voter you may be asked to sign an Endorsement of Nomination on the prescribed form by a potential candidate. New for the 2018 municipal elections, in order for a potential candidate to file their Nomination they must include twenty-five (25) written endorsements of nomination for their position.
A person endorsing a nomination must be an eligible voter in Oro-Medonte on the day to which the endorsement is signed.
The Endorsement of Nomination forms are deemed to be public information, and may be available to a requester.