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Are you registered to vote in the 2022 Ontario Municipal and School Board Elections on October 24?
To make sure you are on the list, and that all your information is accurate, visit voterlookup.ca
For potential Candidates and everyone interested in learning more about local government there is a Free Virtual workshop – April 25th, 2022
The Corporations of the Townships and Municipalities of Hastings County are currently seeking interested applicants to participate in the Joint Compliance Audit Committee.
Please complete the Application form and submit to be eligible
General Municipal Election Information
Election history in the Township of Stirling-Rawdon:
- 2003 municipal election – traditional paper ballot
- 2006 municipal election – vote by mail (alternative voting method)
- 2010 municipal election – vote by mail
- 2014 municipal election – vote by mail
- 2018 municipal election – vote by mail
At the September 22, 2020 Finance and Personnel Committee meeting, the Committee passed a resolution giving direction to staff to prepare a report regarding vote by mail vs internet and telephone voting methods to be reviewed at the October Committee meeting.
At the October 27, 2020 Finance and Personnel Committee meeting, Committee received a report from the Clerk regarding vote by mail versus internet and telephone voting methods. Committee then passed a resolution to move to the internet and telephone voting method.
On May 3, 2021, Council passed By-law 1447-21 to authorize the use of alternative voting methods for municipal and school board elections for the Township of Stirling-Rawdon.
On December 2, 2021, the Hastings County Clerks and Treasurers Association (comprised of 11 Hastings County municipalities along with the Municipality of Trent Hills) passed a resolution awarding the RFP for telephone and internet voting to Intelivote Systems Inc.
On February 7, 2022, Council passed By-law 1521-22 to enter into an agreement with Intelivote Systems Inc. for voting by telephone and internet for the 2022 municipal elections.
Telephone and internet voting will allow qualified electors the ability to vote from anywhere at any time during the voting period. Help centres, which will be located at the Township office and Library, will be available for electors who may require assistance during normal hours of operation. Qualified electors will receive a letter in the mail containing a unique PIN number. Once the correct PIN number along with a second unique identifier have been entered into the system the elector will be able to cast their ballot.
Municipal elections in Ontario are governed by the following pieces of legislation:
- The Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c. 25
- The Municipal Elections Act, 1996, S.O. 1996, c. 32, Sched.
For further information regarding municipal elections please visit the Association of Municipalities of Ontario’s Municipal Elections webpage.
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