KEY INFORMATION TO MUNICIPAL ELECTORS IN THE TOWNSHIP OF WOLLASTON
REGARDING THE 2022 MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS
Who Can Vote?
A person is entitled to vote in a municipal election if he or she on voting day,
resides in the local municipality, or is the owner or tenant of land in the municipality, or the spouse of such owner or tenant; and
is a Canadian citizen, and
is at least 18 years old, and
is not prohibited from voting under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 or otherwise prohibited by law
Who Cannot Vote?
The following cannot vote:
· a person who is serving a sentence of imprisonment in penal or correctional institution;
· a corporation;
· a person acting as executor or trustee or in any other representative capacity, except as a voting proxy in a traditional election;
· a person who was convicted of the corrupt practice described in subsection 90 (3) if voting in the current election is less than five years after voting day in the election in respect of which her or she was convicted.
Are You on the Voters’ List?
The List of eligible voters for the upcoming municipal election has been prepared by the Returning Officer/Clerk of your municipality.
As of September 1, 2022, all Voters should ensure that their names and relevant information are correct on the Voters’ List. To be added, deleted or to make any other corrections to your information, contact or visit the municipal office where you are entitled to vote, with proper identification and proof of residence during normal office hours beginning September 1st, up to and including the close of voting on October 24th, at 8:00 pm.
Electors in the Township of Wollaston will be voting by internet and/or telephone, in the 2022 municipal election. There will be no paper ballot.
A Voter Information Letter will be mailed to you directly, in the month of October, providing you with a Personal Identification Number (PIN) which will allow you to vote 24 hours a day from October 11th to 24th from any touch-tone telephone or any device connected to the internet. If access to a telephone or internet connection is unavailable to you, a Voter Help Centre will be provided by your municipal office with telephone and internet access during the voting period. You can see the process of internet voting at youtube.com/watch?v=FDNmiCHw_WU
Voter Help Centre Hours
October 11th to October 21st 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (during regular office hours)
October 24th 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Proof of identity and residence is required in the following instances:
· when adding or deleting your name from the Voters’ List
· when correcting your information on the Voters’ List
· when re-issuing, activating, or deactivating a PIN
· when swearing an oath