Who Can Vote?
The next Municipal Election will take place in October of 2018.
In order to be eligible to vote, you must meet the Qualifications of Electors as listed in the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, s.17(2)
A person is entitled to be an elector at an election held in a local municipality if, on voting day, he or she,
- resides in the local municipality or is the owner or tenant of land there, or is the spouse of such owner or tenant;
- is a Canadian citizen;
- is at least 18 years old; and
- is not prohibited from voting under subsection (3) or otherwise by law.
Students are allowed to vote in both their home municipality and the municipality where they are attending school.
The Voters' List - How the list is put together
The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) maintains the Voters' List for all Ontario municipalities.
Before an election, MPAC provides each municipality with a preliminary Voters' List based on information obtained through its enumeration list. In the years between elections, MPAC works to maintain the Voters' List and makes revisions based on information they receive about owner or occupant information for properties in South Huron.
Add or Remove Occupants from Your Property
- Did you move from a home you owned, to a rental property?
- Have your adult children permanently left home?
- Do you have new tenants?
If you answer yes to one of these questions, you may need to update the occupancy or school board support information for your property.
We encourage all property owners to contact MPAC directly to remove or add occupants to their property and update school board support information. MPAC conducts municipal enumerations in order to prepare a Preliminary List of Electors for each municipality and school board during an election year. Notifying MPAC of these occupancy changes will help to make our 2018 Voters' List more accurate.
What is a Compliance Audit?
A compliance audit is an audit of a candidate's or registered third party's election campaign finances and their compliance with the provisions of the Municipal Elections Act (MEA) related to election campaign finances.
An elector who is entitled to vote in an election and believes on reasonable grounds that a candidate or registered third party has contravened a provision of the MEA relating to election campaign finances or advertisements may apply for a compliance audit of the candidate’s or third party's election campaign finances.