Information for Voters

NOTICE OF ELECTION INFORMATION


The Town of Espanola will be using Vote by Mail for the 2018 Municipal Election.  This system replaces the traditional polling place method and eliminates the need for advanced polls and proxy voting.

All persons listed on the Voters’ List will be mailed a Voter Kit including instruction sheet and ballot, the first week of October 2018.

To ensure your vote is received at the Town Office prior to the voting deadline, your ballot must be mailed by October 11, 2018.  Alternatively, you can deliver it in person to the Town Office, 100 Tudhope St, Ste 2 up to and including October 19th, 2018 during regular office hours.  On Voting Day, October 22th, 2018 you can deliver your ballot in person to the drop off location at the Espanola Regional Recreation Complex, 175 Avery Dr from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Electors are advised to inquire at the Town Office in person or by telephone, 705-869-1540 to ensure that their name and relevant information are correctly shown on the Voters’ List.

A person may apply to amend the Voters’ List relating to their own name during the period that begins on August 31st, 2018 and ends at the close of voting on voting day, October 22nd, 2018.

Paula Roque
Clerk
September 13, 2018

 

 Eligible electors will be casting ballots for the following offices:

Mayor One (1) Member to be elected by all electors
Councillor Six (6) Members to be elected by all electors
English Public School Board Trustee / Rainbow District School Board One (1) Trustee to be elected by public school electors
English Catholic School Board Trustee / Huron Superior Catholic District School Board Two (2) Trustees to be elected by english catholic electors
French Public School Board Trustee / conseil scolaire de district du Grand Nord de L’ontario One (1) Trustee to be elected by french public electors
French Catholic School Board Trustee / conseil scolaire de district catholique du Nouvel-Ontario One (1) Trustee to be elected by french catholic electors

Who Can Vote?

A person is entitled to vote in a municipal election if they are a qualified elector. That means, you must be:

  • a resident of the Town of Espanola, or an owner or tenant of land in the Town of Espanola, or the spouse of such an owner or tenant;
  • a Canadian citizen;
  • at least 18 years old; and
  • not prohibited from voting by law.

About Vote By Mail

The Vote by Mail kits include: a voting instruction sheet, composite ballot indicating all candidates running for office, a ballot secrecy envelope, voter declaration form, and yellow return voting envelope with prepaid postage.

Upon receipt of the Vote by Mail kit, an elector will:

  1. Complete the ballot, place it in the black and white ballot secrecy envelope and SEAL the envelope;
  2. Complete and sign the voter declaration form and place it in the yellow return voting envelope, together with the SEALED ballot secrecy envelope;
  3. Mail or personally deliver the SEALED yellow return voting envelope to the Municipal Office, or the Espanola Regional Recreation Complex on Voting Day.

If an elector did not receive a Vote by Mail kit, lost it, inadvertently discarded it, or erroneously marked the ballot, they may receive a replacement Vote by Mail kit at the following locations:

  • Clerk’s Office, 100 Tudhope St, Espanola between October 3, 2018 until October 19, 2018 (8:30 am – 4:30 pm) and the Espanola Regional Recreation Complex October 22, 2018 (10:00 am – 8:00 pm)

In which case, the elector will be required to sign a declaration stating that they have not already voted in the current election.