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Voter Information

In Kawartha Lakes, our election is simple: 10 Days, 2 Ways

The last Kawartha Lakes Regular Municipal Election was held by internet and telephone voting over 10 days from Friday, October 12, 2018 at 9am to Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 8pm (Extended). The City Clerk is responsible for conducting the municipal and school board trustee elections.

PDF Voter Information Guide

 Voter Eligibility

You can vote if you are:

  • A Canadian citizen; and
  • At least 18 years old; and
  • A resident in Kawartha Lakes; or
  • A non-resident of Kawartha Lakes, but you or your spouse own or rent property in the City; and
  • Are not prohibited from voting under any law

You may only vote once in the Kawartha Lakes' municipal election regardless of how many properties you own or rent within the city. If you live in the city and own or rent more than one property, you must vote in the ward where you live. You may also vote in multiple Municipal Elections if you own property outside of Kawartha Lakes.

 Voters’ List Lookup

Are you registered to vote? Have you checked the Voters' List?

Be sure the check the Voters' List to verify that you will received a Voting PIN letter in the mail by October 9, 2018.

 Voter Education Sessions
Two voter education sessions were held in Lindsay and Bobcaygeon to assist electors about the changes in the upcoming election.

A live-streamed version of the Lindsay session is on the City's Facebook page.

The Voter Education Sessions covered the following topics:

  • How to vote using the internet or telephone
  • Voting assistance locations
  • How to check if you are on the Voters’ List and adding electors online or in person
  • What you can do as a voter for a candidate’s campaign
  • Election campaign signs rules and regulations for electors
  • Ward boundaries
  • Third party advertising

The session also included a guest speaker from the City’s election software provider Dominion Voting, Stephen Beamish, to present an overview of the Internet and Telephone voting process. Mr. Beamish is Regional Sales manager for Dominion Voting Systems with more than 15 years of experience specializing in internet and telephone voting solutions.

 How to Vote

Voting is convenient with Internet-Telephone Voting:

  1. Check the Voters’ List to ensure you are on it, and your mailing address is up to date.
  2. Wait for your Voting PIN Letter to arrive in the mail (late September, early October).
    • Hold on to the Voting PIN Letter in a safe place until voting opens on Friday October 12 at 9:00am
    • You will have 10 Days to vote, but do not wait until the last minute in case you have difficulty logging into the voting system
  1. Open your Voting PIN Letter, and find the PIN number, and Elector ID number that will grant you access to the voting system.
  2. You have 2 Ways that you can vote:
    1. Vote by telephone (takes about 10-15 minutes)
      • Call the number provided in your voting kit (1-866-836-8879)
      • Enter the last 8 digits of your Voter ID number
      • Enter your PIN
      • Enter your year of birth
        • If you receive an error after several attempts to login, this may be because your birthdate information is incorrect in our Voting System. You will need a new PIN. Please contact us a 705-324-9411 ext. 1888.
      • Vote (use the '#' to confirm your selections)
    2. Vote by internet (takes about 5 minutes)
      • Visit the voting website provided in your voting PIN letter by entering the address into the address bar at the top of your internet browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc.)
      • Enter the last 8 digits of your Voter ID number
      • Enter your PIN
      • Enter your year of birth
      • Enter the Captcha challenge (distorted letters and numbers) as shown on the screen
        • If you receive an error after several attempts to login, this may be because your birthdate information is incorrect in our Voting System. You will need a new PIN. Please contact us a 705-324-9411 ext. 1888.
      • Follow the prompts through all contests, and complete your ballot by pressing 'Cast Ballot'
  3. Want to ensure your vote counted? You can try voting again with the same PIN and Voter ID, and if you are blocked from doing so, then you know your vote counted.
  4. If you do not have access to a touchtone telephone, or internet at your home, visit a Kawartha Lakes Service Centre, or select Kawartha Lakes Library Branch (Bethany, Dalton, Fenelon Falls, Kinmount, Kirkfield, Lindsay, and Woodville) during regular business hours, and use their touch-screen kiosk or public-access computers.
  5. If you did not receive your Voting PIN letter in the mail by October 9th, you will be able to obtain your Voting PIN letter from the Election Office at City Hall, or at any Municipal Service Centre.

Things you don’t have to do to vote in the municipal election:

  • Scan in a picture of your ID
  • Drive to a polling station
  • Find a mailbox
  • Produce an email address
  • Give your vote to a live person on the telephone (ensuring the secrecy of the ballot)
  • Get out of your pyjamas (vote from the comfort of your home)

If you need more information, or have any questions or concerns, we’re here to help. Contact the Office of the City Clerk, or the Elections Office at City Hall, 26 Francis Street, Lindsay ON (705) 324-9411 ext. 1888.

 How to Vote - Video
Voting Help Centres

If during the voting period (October 12-22) you do not have access to a touchtone telephone, or internet at your home, please visit (with your Voting PIN Letter) the following locations to use their touch-screen voting kiosks (no paper ballots available):

  • City Hall, 26 Francis Street Lindsay
    • Regular Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
    • Extended Hours:
      • Saturday October 13 (9am-1pm)
      • Saturday October 20 (9am-1pm)
      • Election Day, October 22 (8:30am to 8:00pm)
      • Extended: October 23 (8:30am to 8:00pm)
  • Municipal Service Centres
    • Bobcaygeon,  123 East Street South (across from Legion)
      • Regular Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
      • Extended Hours, Election Day October 22 (8:30 am to 8:00pm)
    • Coboconk, 9 Grandy Road (co-located with Coboconk Library)
      • Regular Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
      • Extended Hours, Election Day October 22 (8:30 am to 8:00pm)
    • Lindsay, 180 Kent Street West (Old Lindsay Town Hall)
      • Regular Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
      • Extended Hours, Election Day October 22 (8:30 am to 8:00pm
    • Omemee, 1 King Street West (Coronation Hall)
      • Regular Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
      • Extended Hours, Election Day October 22 (8:30 am to 8:00pm)
  • Select Kawartha Lakes Library Branches during regular branch hours:
    • Bethany,
    • Dalton,
    • Fenelon Falls,
    • Kinmount,
    • Kirkfield,
    • Lindsay, and
    • Woodville
    • Please Note: Library branches cannot issue or re-produce a Voting PIN Letter

List of Certified Candidates and Third Party Advertisers

Notice is hereby given (on July 30, 2018) to the Municipal Electors that during the period commencing May 1st, 2018 and completed on Nomination Day, July 27th, 2018, the following persons filed all necessary papers, endorsement of nominations, declarations and fees and as Clerk, I, Cathie Ritchie, am satisfied that such persons are qualified and that their Nomination satisfies the requirements of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996. I have, therefore, certified such candidates for the office which precedes their respective name:

 Mayor

First Name

Last Name

Qualifying Address

Other Address

Telephone

E-mail

Gord

James

283 Tower Road
Lindsay, ON

K9V4R4

 

705-928-2536

highspot10@gmail.com

Brian

Junkin

31 Cable Road Fenelon Falls, ON K0M 1N0

 

705-887-5529

brianjunkin@hotmail.com

Andy

Letham

12 Northview Street Cameron, ON

K0M 1G0

 

705-878-2639

andy@reelectmayorletham.com

Peter

Weygang

15 Island Bay Drive Bobcaygeon, ON K0M1A0

 

 

peterweygang@gmail.com

 Councillor Ward 1

First Name

Last Name

Qualifying Address

Other Address

Telephone

E-mail

Raymonde

Blais Couture

248 McGuire Beach Road Kirkfield, ON
K0M 2B0

 

705-344-3847

raymondeblaiscouture@gmail.com

Don

Logan

10 King Street Norland, ON

K0M 2L0

 

705-454-1476

djlogan@sympatico.ca

Rob

Macklem

2576 Monck Road
Kirkfield, ON

K0M 2B0

 

705-878-2031

robtcck@gmail.com

Emmett

Yeo

16 Shadow Lake Road 3 Norland, ON K0M 2L0

Box 71 Coboconk, ON K0M1K0

705-328-4513

yeoyeo@sympatico.ca

 Councillor Ward 2

First Name

Last Name

Qualifying Address

Other Address

Telephone

E-mail

Jim

Greensides

6343 Highway 35 Coboconk, ON

K0M 1K0

 

705-928-1510

jimgreensides@gmail.com

 

Afe

 

Helleman

5926 Highway 35
Fenelon Falls, ON
K0M 1N0

 

705-454-8765

iamafehelleman@yahoo.ca

Leslie

Mieszkowski

9 Dewberry Lane Kirkfield, ON K0M 2B0

6602 Hwy 35 Coboconk, ON K0M 1K0

705-454-3084

leskingcity@sympatico.ca

Kathleen

Seymour-Fagan

455 Scotch Line Road Dunsford, ON K0M 1L0

 

705-879-8463

kawarthacoffee@gmail.com

Stephen

Slack

93 South Harbour Drive Bobcaygeon, ON K0M 1A0

 

705-340-9190

candidate.ward2@ stephenlloydslack.com

John

Snider

63 Main Street Bobcaygeon, ON K0M 1A0

 

705-731-0265

sniders@i-zoom.net

 Councillor Ward 3

First Name

Last Name

Qualifying Address

Other Address

Telephone

E-mail

Stephen

Clarke

 

Box 281 Bobcaygeon, ON K0M 1A0

 

clarke_404@hotmail.com

Doug

Elmslie

34 Deane St
Fenelon Falls, ON K0M 1N0

 

705-887-9281

dougelmslieward3@gmail.com

Roger

McInnis

65 Albert Street Fenelon Falls, ON K0M 1N0

 

705-928-4031

r.mcinnis@i-zoom.net

 Councillor Ward 4

First Name

Last Name

Qualifying Address

Other Address

Telephone

E-mail

George

Davidson

385 Eden Road Woodville, ON

K0M 2T0

 

705-878-7611

geo5204@yahoo.ca

Ian

Nicolson

9 Elgin Street Oakwood, ON K0M2M0

 

705-928-7192

iannicolson@live.com

John

Pollard

40 Deacon Crescent Lindsay, ON K9V 0L5

 

705-324-0020

johnpollard@sympatico.ca

Andrew

Veale

122 Anges St.
Woodville, ON
K0M 2T0

 

705-439-2434

ndrwvl15@gmail.com

 Councillor Ward 5

First Name

Last Name

Qualifying Address

Other Address

Telephone

E-mail

Derrick

Camphorst

1945 Little Britain Road Lindsay, ON K9V 4R2

 

705-879-2210

derrickbldser@bell.net

Pat

Dunn

8 Colborne St. W. Lindsay, ON

K9V 3S8

 

705-324-7218

patdunnward5@gmail.com

Duncan

Gallacher

49 Huron Street
Lindsay, ON

K9V 2H7

 

705-928-9101

duncangallacher@gmail.com

John

Hagarty

28 Shirley Anne Drive Little Britain, ON K0M 2C0

 

 

hagartyward5@gmail.com

 Councillor Ward 6

First Name

Last Name

Qualifying Address

Other Address

Telephone

E-mail

Ron

Ashmore

1435 KL Road 36
Dunsford, ON

K0M 1L0

 

705-934-2223

ashmore@nexicom.net

Jeffery

Farquhar

114 Queen Street Lindsay, ON

K9V 1G6

 

705-878-2234

jf_salvage@yahoo.ca

Gerard

Jilesen

877 Sturgeon Road Lindsay, ON K9V 4R5

 

705-344-0670

 gerardjilesen@gmail.com

Mary Ann

Martin

 

RR#2 Omemee, ON K0L 2W0

705-772-1407

maryannmartin2018omemee@yahoo.com

Emily

Nigro

189 Pitt’s Cove Road Dunsford, ON K0M 1L0

 

 

emily4ward6@gmail.com

Al

Robb

53 Leslie Frost Lane Lindsay, ON

K9V 4R6

 

705-879-0577

al_jrobb@hotmail.com

Pat

Warren

47 Falls Bay Road Bobcaygeon, ON K0M 1A0

Box 159
Bobcaygeon, ON K0M 1A0

705-928-0621

mpcwarren@gmail.com

 Councillor Ward 7

First Name

Last Name

Qualifying Address

Other Address

Telephone

E-mail

Charles

Clarke

2481 Highway 35 Lindsay, ON

K9V 4R4

 

705-879-1073

charlie@i-zoom.net

Patrick

O’Reilly

554 Elm Tree Road Little Britain, ON K0M 2C0

 

705-324-9677

 

 Councillor Ward 8

First Name

Last Name

Qualifying Address

Other Address

Telephone

E-mail

Wayne

Hunt

18 Amelia Street Pontypool, ON

L0A 1K0

PO Box 119 Pontypool, ON L0A1K0

705-930-6980

waynehunt011@gmail.com

Jack

Morrison

949 Ski Hill Road Omemee, ON

K0L 2W0

 

705-799-2901

jackmorrisonward8@gmail.com

Michelle

Murphy-Ward

188 Valentia Road Little Britain, ON K0M2C0

 

705-786-2226

mmurphyward@yahoo.ca

Tracy

Richardson

 

PO Box 220 Pontypool, ON L0A1K0

705-879-5336

tracyrichardsonward8@gmail.com

Heather

Stauble

37 Manvers Station Road Pontypool, ON

L0A 1K0

 

705-277-3402

heatherstauble@hotmail.com

David

Watson

20 Lotus Road Pontypool, ON

L0A 1K0

RR#2 Pontypool, ON
L0A 1K0

905-986-0443

david.watson@watson4kawarthalake.org

 English-Public School Board Trustee (Trillium Lakelands District School Board) for Wards 1 and 4

First Name

Last Name

Qualifying Address

Other Address

Telephone

E-mail

Don

Alton

21 Blanchard’s Road
Kirkfield, ON

K0M 2B0

 

705-438-3656

 

Frank

Arnold

1280 Prospect Road Woodville ON

K0M 2T0

 

705-879-5617

frank@fpps.ca

  English-Public School Board Trustee (Trillium Lakelands District School Board) for Wards 2 and 3 - Acclaimed

First Name

Last Name

Qualifying Address

Other Address

Telephone

E-mail

John

Byrne

80 Black Bear Drive
Fenelon Falls, ON

K0M 1N0

 

705-454-2579

john.byrne1948@gmail.com

  English-Public School Board Trustee (Trillium Lakelands District School Board) for Ward 5 - Acclaimed

First Name

Last Name

Qualifying Address

Other Address

Telephone

E-mail

David

Morrison

7 Adelaide Street North
Lindsay, ON
K9V 4K7

 

705-340-1199

trustdavid60@gmail.com

  English-Public School Board Trustee (Trillium Lakelands District School Board) for Wards 6 and 8 - Acclaimed

First Name

Last Name

Qualifying Address

Other Address

Telephone

E-mail

 Judy Saunders 40 Windmill Road Omemee, ON K0M 2W0   705-799-5389 johnnyquick1943@hotmail.com
  English-Public School Board Trustee (Trillium Lakelands District School Board) for Ward 7 - Acclaimed

First Name

Last Name

Qualifying Address

Other Address

Telephone

E-mail

Colleen

Wilcox

60 Sturgeon Crescent
Lindsay, ON
K9V 4R6

 

705-340-1836

colleenwilcox58@gmail.com

 English-Separate School Board Trustee (Peterborough Victoria Northhumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board) - Acclaimed

First Name

Last Name

Qualifying Address

Other Address

Telephone

E-mail

Michelle

Griepsma

4 Slalom Drive
Bethany, ON L0A 1A0

 

705-928-4474

mdgriepsma@gmail.com

 French-Public School Board Trustee (Conseil scolaire Viamonde) - certified at City of Oshawa

First Name

Last Name

Qualifying Address

Other Address

Telephone

E-mail

Anna-Karyna

Ruszkowski

23 Ashall Blvd. East York, ON M4B 3C2

 

416-690-2246

anna-karyna@revonsengrand.ca

Sylvie

Landry

989 Rambleberry Avenue Pickering, ON L1V 5Y6

 

905-837-0663

votesylvie@gmail.com

 French-Separate School Board Trustee (Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir) - certified City of Oshawa

First Name

Last Name

Qualifying Address

Other Address

Telephone

E-mail

Roger

Brideau

803 Linden Court Whitby, ON L1N 7K6

 

905-668-1732

ouitalk@bellnet.ca

Marcellin

Kwilu Mondo

37 Beer Crescent Ajax, ON L4S 0A4

 

289-923-2781

marcellin.kwilu@yahoo.ca

Andre

Linsky

38 Lander Crescent Bowmanville ON

L1C 0L4

 

416-578-9477

andrelinsk@gmail.com

Balonda

Nkongolo

358 Hillcroft Street Oshawa, ON

L1G 2M2

 

289-200-7628

balondankongolo@hotmail.com

 Third Party Advertisers
 

Name of Third Party

Contact Person

Address

Email

Phone Number

William J. Denby

William J. Denby

3900 Highway 35 North, Cameron ON K0M 1G0

treasureislandresort@hotmail.com

705-359-1602

Campaign Life Coalition

Marcia Richter

104 Bond St. Suite 300, Toronto ON

M5B 1X9

clc@campaignlifecoalition.com

416-204-9749

800-730-5358

Frequently Asked Questions

When are the 2018 municipal elections?

The 2018 municipal elections are being held over 10 Days from Friday, October 12, 2018 at 9:00am to Monday, October 22, 2018 at 8pm. Kawartha Lakes electors should receive a Voting PIN Letter in the mail in the end of September, or early October.

Has my ward has changed since the 2014 Municipal Election?

Chances are if you are an elector in Kawartha Lakes, you have brand new ward for the 2018 Municipal Election. Ward boundaries were changed after much public consultation by Council, after it was determined that the size of Council should be reduced from 17 (16 Councillors and the Mayor) to 9 (8 Councillors and the Mayor). Due to the change in size of Council, new ward boundaries were created. One Councillor will be elected from each of the new 8 wards. The English-Public School Board Trustee election will also utilize these new ward boundaries as one trustee will be each elected for Wards 1 and 4, Wards 2 and 3, Ward 5, Wards 6 and 8, and Ward 7. More information on ward boundaries can be found on the Ward Boundaries page.

You may also use the Interactive Ward Boundary Map and determine what your new ward will be for the 2018 Municipal Election.

Why has the City switched to Internet-Telephone voting?

Like many other municipalities in Ontario (197 to be exact), City Council approved the switch to Internet-Telephone voting from mail-in ballots on January 24, 2017. There are many advantages to adopting this method of voting:

  • Efficiency: reduces printing, return postage fees, staff time for vote counting, and the amount of paper utilized.
  • Accessibility: Internet-Telephone Voting is a convenient option for electors allowing them to use their own devices and access their ballots anytime during the voting period, and from anywhere with Internet or Telephone access. The City’s Accessibility Advisory Committee has vetted this switch, and have endorsed the use of use of Internet-Telephone voting
  • Accuracy: Internet-Telephone voting uses electronic ballots exclusively reducing counting error from manual tabulations.
  • Automatic Tabulation: 100% of the results will be available shortly after 8pm. on October 22, once all voters have completed their voting (if they logged in before 8pm.).
  • Convenience: Thousands of Kawartha Lakes non-resident electors do not live in Kawartha Lakes, and therefore should be given the equal opportunity to vote, as those who live here. Every elector will be able to vote from a location of their convenience. Also, compared to mail-in voting from years past, voters will no longer need to find a postal box, or rely on the postal service to ensure their ballot returned back to City Hall.

Will there be any paper ballots available for electors?

No paper ballots are needed. Kawartha Lakes is embarking on a new model of Internet-Telephone Voting for the 2018 Municipal Election, therefore this will be the City’s first paperless-ballot election. This has been selected as the option for electors to ensure that all electors (whether those that live in Kawartha Lakes, or abroad) get an equal opportunity to vote. Since amalgamation, the City has never had a traditional polling station model of voting, and the past five elections have been elections have been held exclusively by mail-in ballot. Provincial and Federal elections will continue to utilize paper ballots for their elections.

When will the Election Office be opened?

The Municipal Elections Help Desk is now open at City Hall (26 Francis Street, Lindsay) and can be reached by calling 705-324-9411 ext. 1888

When will I receive a Voting PIN Letter?

Kawartha Lakes electors should receive a Voting PIN Letter in the mail in late September, Early October. If you have not received one by October 9, 2018 when voting opens, contact the Elections Office. 

What if I receive a duplicate Voting PIN Letter or Voting PIN Letter for someone who has moved away?

If Electors receive multiple PIN letters (duplicates) this may be because the different elector information files we have in our Voters’ List may have:

  • Different last/first names (eg: married, and birth names)
  • Different birth dates on the list
  • Different addresses
  • and a combination of the above

The Clerk’s Office has done an extensive review of over 300 possible duplicates identified (flagged by our Voters’ List software Voterview). We have removed duplicate names where it is appropriate, but kept both electors if they appeared to be twin siblings, or two different people with very similar names/birthdates.

This process has been completed in every Kawartha Lakes Election in the past as, it was possible that duplicate Mail-In-Voting kits were mailed to one elector, however each election some duplicates are discovered following the initial mailing.

Electors who call the Elections Office advising of receiving duplicates will be notified that we will deactivate the PIN letter (by deleting the elector) with the more incorrect information as soon as possible (even over the phone) to ensure electors cannot vote twice.

Our experience with duplicates tells us that often one of the duplicate PIN Letters is not associated with any birthdate information in our Voters’ List software. If this is the case, the elector would not be able to vote with duplicate PIN, as all electors must enter a valid year of birth to vote (the voting system will not allow someone to leave the year of birth blank for security purposes).

In addition, all electors when voting must accept the oath that states in part: “Section 89 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, as amended, provides that a person is guilty of an offence and liable, on conviction, to a fine of not more than $25,000, if they…votes more times than this Act allows;”. If an elector votes twice in Kawartha Lakes with either a duplicate Voting PIN Letter, or any another Voting PIN Letter, they are violating the Municipal Elections Act.

Electors who received Voting PIN letters from family members who have moved away should be advised to send the letters back in the mail “Return to Sender-Moved”.

Will there be advance voting?

Technically, our entire election is advance voting. You will have 10 days to vote by Internet-Telephone from Friday, October 12, 2018 at 9:00am to Monday, October 22, 2018 at 8pm. Electors may cast their electronic and telephone votes anytime of the day during the voting period.

Who can vote in municipal elections?

You can vote in municipal elections (or be an eligible elector) if, on voting day, you are

  • A resident of Kawartha Lakes, or an owner or tenant of land in Kawartha Lakes, or the spouse of such an owner or tenant;
  • A Canadian citizen;
  • At least 18 years old;  and
  • Not prohibited from voting by law.

If you are not a resident in Kawartha Lakes, to vote for a School Board Trustee, you must be:

  • An owner or tenant of residential property in the area of jurisdiction of the school board, who does not support any other school board.  If you are not sure which board you support, this information can be found on the voters’ list which is available in September.

One way to see if you can vote is to check the Voters' List.

How do I know if I’m prohibited by law from voting?

You are prohibited from voting on voting day if you are:

  • A person serving a sentence of imprisonment in a penal or correctional institution
  • A corporation
  • A person acting as executor or trustee or in another representative capacity, except as a voting proxy
  • A person convicted of a corrupt practice for an election held within 5 years of voting day

What offices will the Kawartha Lakes electors be voting for?

Kawartha Lakes Council:

  • Mayor  - elected at-large by all electors in Kawartha Lakes
  • Councillor - eight Councillors to be elected, one from each of the new 8 wards.

English Language School Boards

  • Trillium Lakelands District School Board (English-Public). Five trustees to be elected, one from each of the following geographic areas within the City of Kawartha Lakes:
    • One trustee to represent Wards 1 and 4
    • One trustee to represent Wards 2 and 3 - This office has been acclaimed. No election will be held.
    • One trustee to represent Ward 5 - This office has been acclaimed. No election will be held.
    • One trustee to represent Wards 6 and 8 - This office has been acclaimed. No election will be held.
    • One trustee to represent Ward 7 - This office has been acclaimed. No election will be held.
    • Nominations for the above offices are to be filed in person, or by an agent, with the Clerk of the City of Kawartha Lakes, at City Hall, 26 Francis Street, Lindsay, Ontario.
  • Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board (English-Separate)
    • One trustee to be elected at-large to represent the geographical area of the City of Kawartha Lakes - This office has been acclaimed. No election will be held.
    • Nominations for the above office are to be filed in person, or by an agent, with the Clerk of the City of Kawartha Lakes, at City Hall, 26 Francis Street, Lindsay, Ontario.

French Language School Boards

  • Conseil scolaire Viamonde (French-Public)
    • One trustee to be elected to represent Sector 1 – Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton, Northumberland, Peterborough, and Durham
    • Nominations for the above office are to be filed in person, or by an agent, with the Clerk of the City of Oshawa, 50 Centre Street South, Oshawa, Ontario, or with a delegated Clerk.
  • Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir (French-Separate)
    • One trustee to be elected to represent Region 11 – Kawartha Lakes, Durham, Northumberland, Peterborough, Quinte West
    • Nominations for the above office are to be filed in person, or by an agent, with the Clerk of the City of Oshawa, 50 Centre Street South, Oshawa, Ontario, or with a delegated Clerk.

Why should I vote?

Democracy is based on the fundamental right of the individual to vote. The Kawartha Lakes Municipal Government provides you with a multitude of services that may affect your daily lives such as roads, water, sewer, landfill, fire, ambulance, home for the aged, social services, transit, licensing, parks, recreation, libraries, planning, building, by-law enforcement, economic development, business development, agricultural development, social housing, and municipal airport.  Voting gives you a say in how services in your community are run.

Am I registered to vote?

The Kawartha Lakes Voters’ List is compiled and supplied by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation in accordance with legislation.  It is compiled from information that they have been supplied with from various sources including returned Enumeration Forms.  A paper version of the voters’ list will be available for you to review at the Kawartha Lakes Elections Office, City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, and Municipal Service Centres in September. When the voters’ list become available, feel free to check it to ensure that your name, address and school-support designation are listed correctly.

In the mean time, you can check electronically if you're on the Voters' List, and be able to register online if you're not.

How do I add my name or amend my personal information on the voters’ list?

Everyone can check to see if they are on the Voters' List now using the online tool.

Starting in September 2018, you will have an opportunity view the paper list and add or change your personal information on the voters’ list.  To do so, you can:

By Phone:

Contact either the Elections Office at 705-324-9411 or any of the Municipal Centres.  Provide us with your name and address, and we will send you an Application to Add or Amend the Voters’ List form.

In Person:

You can also pick up a copy of the form at the Elections Office, or at any of the Municipal Service Centres.

You can also download a copy of the form from the City’s website.  Just print off the form, fill in all the blanks, sign it and mail or deliver it back to us.  We will add your name to the voters’ list or amend your information.

Note:  We encourage you to get any required changes to us as soon as possible so that we can make sure your name and correct personal information gets on the final, printed version of the voters’ list and so you will receive your Voting PIN Letter with the initial mailing and avoid delays in receiving your kit.

If I own more than one property in Kawartha Lakes, can I vote more than once?

No. You can vote only once for the offices of Mayor, Councillor and School Board Trustee. Your qualifying address, where your name will be on the voters’ list, will be determined by your primary residence.

If I own property in Kawartha Lakes and in other Ontario municipalities, can I vote more than once?

Yes. Qualified electors may vote in each municipality in Ontario that they qualify as an elector.
Because of this, you may receive a second Electronic Voting PIN or Mail-In voting kit if you own or rent property in another municipality and they are mailing out voting kits to eligible voters as well. You can participate in that election as well if you satisfy the voting requirements for that municipality.

Can I vote in multiple Municipal Elections?

Qualified electors may vote in multiple municipal elections in Ontario as either a Resident Elector, Non-Resident Elector, or Spouse of a Non-Resident Elector. A person is only allowed to have one residence, but may be eligible to vote in another municipality as a non-resident elector.

Can students vote in Municipal Elections?

Yes. Students can vote in the municipality where they attend school, and they can vote in the municipality where they live. A person may have residences in two local municipalities at the same time if the person lives in one of the local municipalities in order to attend an education institution but not with the intention of changing his or her permanent lodging place, and the person’s permanent lodging place is in the other local municipality.

Can a person who owns a Trailer in a Campground or a Time Share vote in a Municipal Election?

Trailer owners in campgrounds are tenants of the campground; therefore they are potentially eligible. Under a timeshare contract, to be eligible, the person must be able to prove that they are entitled to use the land in Kawartha Lakes on Election Day (October 22), or for a period of six weeks or more during the calendar year in which the election is held.

Can a person who is homeless or who has no fixed address vote?

Yes. Eligible voters who are homeless, or without a permanent home or fixed address, can vote. Their qualifying address will be determined by the place of which they most frequently returned to sleep or eat during the five weeks prior to the election, since this is considered to be their residence; or where they returned to sleep, if they returned with equal frequency to one place to sleep and another to eat.

Can someone else vote on my behalf?

No. You must complete the voting by either Telephone or Internet on your own. You may offer assistance to friends and family, with their permission, but ultimately the secrecy of the ballot is paramount, and you must not interfere with the voting process. Voting assistance will be available during the voting period at Municipal Service Centres and Kawartha Lakes Library locations during regular office hours.

 

Note: It is an offence to utilize a PIN number of another individual, and thereby vote multiple times.

Will I be notified of where and when to vote?

Yes. All electors on the Voters' List will be mailed a Voting PIN Letter that will arrive in late September/early October. Electors will be able to cast their ballots from anywhere in the world with a telephone or internet connection between 9:00 am on October 12, and 8:00 pm on October 22.

Electors not receiving a Voting PIN Letter by October 9, 2018 should contact the Elections Office, or a Municipal Service Centre.

Electors requiring assistance may visit City Hall, a Municipal Service Centre or a Kawartha Lakes Library branch during regular office hours to receive assistance.

Can I get a copy of the voters’ list?

No. Under Ontario’s Municipal Elections Act, the City Clerk can only provide copies of the voters’ list to candidates, MPs, and MPPs. However, you can review the list at the Elections Office or any of the Municipal Service Centres. You cannot use the voters’ list to obtain information on other electors.

You can however check your information online on the Voters' List webpage.

Who are the candidates?

Scroll up on this page, and you'll find our List of Certified Candidates. You can view the most current list of candidates for the offices of Mayor, Councillor and School Board Trustee on this page (just above this FAQ section), and posted in City Hall at 26 Francis Street, Lindsay, as well as various Kawartha Lakes Municipal Service Centre and Library locations.

How can I get in touch with a candidate, or find out about their election platform?

The List of Certified Candidates with their contact information is located just above this FAQ section. At their direction, candidates may supply an address, phone number, or an email to be posted on the City's website. To find out about a candidate’s platform, you must contact the candidate or his or her campaign headquarters directly.

How much can I donate to a candidate or third party advertiser?

The maximum allowable donation to any one candidate or third party advertiser is $1,200. Any donation above $25 must not be made in cash. Donations above $100 must be recorded on the Candidate's Financial Statement that will be made public on the City's website following the election. Corporations and Trade Unions may not donate to Candidate campaigns, however may donate to registered Third Party Advertisers.

Contributors are not allowed to make contributions exceeding a total of $5,000 to two or more candidates for office on City Council or local school board.

How can I provide feedback on accessibility?

Anyone who wants to provide feedback on the accessibility of the campaign may complete the Accessibility Feedback Form online, or in person when the Voting Help Centres are opened.

Where can I get election results?

At the close of voting on October 22 at 8pm, the totals will be electronically tabulated by a central computer and compiled. These results will then be displayed at City Hall, and on the City’s website.

Is the use of the City logo in candidate's campaign material an endorsement?

No, the use of the City logo is not an endorsement of a candidate. The City of Kawartha Lakes does not endorse any candidate or third party advertiser. All groups wishing to use the City logo in a publication should contact the City Communications division.

Who can I talk to if I have additional questions?

Contact our Elections Help Desk located at City Hall (26 Francis Street, Lindsay), and give us a call 705-324-9411 ext. 1888.

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