Voter Information

subnav icon More

Vote Lake of Bays logo

Election - 2018 Voter Information

Are you on the Voters' List?

Use our voter registration portal to check. Your name must be on the voters' list in order for you to vote.

Voting day
The 2018 Municipal Election will take place on Monday, October 22, 2018 for the 2018-2022 term of office.

The voting period shall commence on Friday, October 12, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. through until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, October 22, 2018.

During the voting period, the Municipal Office will be designated as the Election Help Centre and will host access to the internet through a voting kiosk station with applicable voting equipment. 

Voting method
Council has approved the use of Internet/Telephone voting for the 2018 Municipal Election:

  • Electors will be able to vote in advance of Voting Day electronically
  • Eligible electors will be able to vote using a telephone, computer, cell phone, iPad, tablet or laptop. 
  • This is an accessible, environmentally-friendly and convenient method of voting providing electors with the flexibility of voting from anywhere.
  • As with previous elections, voters will be able to attend the municipal office and cast their vote if assistance is required.  

To learn how to cast your vote online check out the how-to-video Internet Voting: Voter Education:

Additional Information 

Accepted Identification for Voters

2018 Municipal Election Accessibility Plan

Election Procedures

2018 Voter's Guide (Ministry of Municipal Affairs)

Get To Know Your Local Trustee Candidates - 2018 School Board Election

Voter Qualifications

Pursuant to the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, A person is entitled to be an elector at an election held in a local municipality if, on voting day (Monday, October 22, 2018), he or she, 

(a) resides in the local municipality or is the owner or tenant of land there, or the spouse of such owner or tenant;

(b) is a Canadian citizen;

(c) is at least 18 years old; and

(d) is not prohibited from voting under subsection (3) or otherwise by law. 2002, c.17, Sch. D, s. 5 (2); 2005, c. 5, s. 46 (1). 

There are three ways that you can qualify to vote in a municipality:

  1. As a resident elector if you live in the municipality.  You may own, rent, live in shared accommodation where you do not pay rent or live in the municipality but do not have a fixed address. 
  2. As a non-resident elector if you own or rent property in a municipality, but it's not the one where you live.  You can only be a resident elector in one municipality.  However, you can be a non-resident elector in any other municipality where you own or rent property.
  3. As the spouse of a non-resident elector if your spouse owns or rents property in the municipality or municipalities other than the one where you live.

Neither you nor your spouse qualify as a non-resident elector if you do not personally own or rent the property in the municipality.  For example, if the property is owned by your business or your cottage is owned by a trust, you would not qualify as a non-resident elector.

Students - there is a special rule for students who may be living away from home while they attend school.  Students may be eligible to vote in both their "home" municipality and in the municipality where they currently live while attending school.

As the Township of Lake of Bays is divided into wards, an elector is entitled to vote only in the ward where he or she resides, even if the elector resides in one ward and is the owner or tenant of land in a different ward or is the spouse of an owner or tenant of land in a different ward. An elector's name shall only appear on the Voters' List for a local municipality only once.

If you are required to provide proof of identity and residence please check this list for acceptable voter identification: Ontario Regulation 304/13 - Voter Identification

For more information on Voter Qualifications, please contact the Clerk

Resources

This webpage provides potential Candidates and School Board Trustee's and Third Party Advertisers with additional resources for the 2018 Municipal and School Board Trustee Election. 

Election Assistance

View our Election Assistance dates, locations, and times.

 

Our Clerk's Department will be in a community near you in the month of October, to assist will all your 2018 Municipal Election related questions and provide computer and internet access.

Please continue to check this website for updated election information, procedures, and public information sessions. 

 

Contact Us