This page is set up to help voters follow the election process through the year.
Follow this guide to ensure:
- you are eligible to vote in the municipal council and school board trustee elections,
- you are on the voters list,
- you are familiar with internet and telephone voting,
- you don’t miss any important dates, and
- you know where and how to vote!
Step 1: Check if you are eligible to vote.
Municipal Election: You are eligible to vote if you meet the following criteria:
- You are a Canadian citizen at least 18 years old; and
- Either a resident in the Municipality of Centre Hastings or a non-resident of the municipality but you or your spouse own or rent property; and
- You are not prohibited from voting under any law.
Any individual voter may only vote once in the election regardless of how many properties he or she rents or owns.
If you are a student who resides in your municipality while you are not attending your post-secondary institution, you may be eligible to vote in both the municipality where you attend school as well as the municipality you consider ‘home’ when you are not attending college or university.
Municipal Election: You may not vote if you are:
- A person serving a sentence of imprisonment in a penal or correctional institution;
- A corporation; or
- A person acting as executor or trustee in any other representative capacity; or
- A person convicted of a corrupt practice for an election held within for years of voting day.
School Board Trustee Election: You are eligible to vote if you meet the following criteria:
- 18 years of age or older and;
- A Canadian citizen and;
- A resident of the municipality (owner or renter of property)
An owner or tenant of a non-residential property, or his or her spouse, is not eligible to vote for School Board Trustee.
For any questions or clarification regarding who is eligible to vote please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 2: Make sure you are on the voters list!
MPAC created voterlookup.ca to provide electors with an easy way to confirm and update their information for municipal and school board elections.
VoterLookup.ca is available year-round and allows eligible electors to confirm or update their information, add a name to an address, or change their school support for the purpose of elections.
We encourage tenants to visit voterlookup.ca to confirm or update their information, add a name to an address, or change their school support for electoral purposes
Step 3: Get familiar with internet and telephone voting.
The method has been used in Ontario for more than 10 years. 97 Municipalities in Ontario utilized internet voting during the 2014 and 2018 municipal elections. Users of online voting identified that they found the method to be easy, simple, straight forward, convenient and private.
Internet and telephone voting solutions provide:
- Convenient and accessible voting
- Fast and accurate election results
- Utilizing the latest technological and security advances ensuring confidence in the integrity of the voting proces
One of the primary benefits of internet voting is increased accessibility. Advocates allege that internet voting is the only method that allows for some voters with disabilities to completely mark a ballot, in private, without the assistance of a designated friend or Election Official.
Internet/telephone voting addresses most accessibility issues since people can vote from anywhere. Many people with accessibility issues have, where necessary, already made accommodation to be able to use the internet. Internet voting also has measures to warn the voter of any over-votes or blank offices making it more difficult for an elector to spoil his/her ballot.
Any internet voting system being considered must be directly consistent with the principles guiding municipal elections, as contained in the MEA, as follows:
- The secrecy and confidentiality of the individual is paramount.
- The election should be fair and non-biased.
- The election should be accessible to the voters.
- The integrity of the process should be maintained throughout the election.
- There be certainty that the results of the election reflect the votes cast.
- Voters and candidates should be treated fairly and consistently within a municipality.
Visit http://www.intelivote.com/security to learn more.
Step 4: Know the important dates for voters.
Friday, August 19, 2022: Nomination Day
October 11 to 24, 2022: Voting Period
Monday, October 24, 2022: Voting Day
See a more detailed schedule by following the Election Schedule
Vote from Home
- October 11 to October 24
See the instructions for voting from home.
Voter Help Centre
7 Furnace St, Madoc, ON, K0K 2K0 (Municipal Office)
If you feel uncertain about voting by telephone or internet on your own, the Municipal Office is providing a Voter Help Centre for two weeks leading up to Election Day.
Voter Help Centre Municipal Office, 7 Furnace St, Madoc
October 11-14 8:30AM to 4:00PM
October 17-21 8:30AM to 4:00PM
(October 18 and 20 8:30AM to 6:00PM)
October 22 10:00AM to 3:00PM
October 24 8:30AM to 8:00PM
Voter Help Centre
Huntingdon Veterans Community Hall,11379 Highway 62, Ivanhoe
October 15 10:00AM to 3:00pm
7 Furnace St, Madoc, ON, K0K 2K0 (Council Chambers)
Council Chambers will be set up on Election Day as an official voting center, with staff available to provide help if requested, using the internet voting system.
- October 24 ELECTION DAY 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.