Elections

Results

2018 Official Results - North Kawartha Municipal and School Board Elections

2018 Offical Results - French Language School Boards Declaration of Certified Results

2018 Unofficial Results - North Kawartha Municipal and School Board Elections

2018 Declaration of Election Candidate

Voter Turnout Percentage 1997 - 2014

 

Voting begins Tuesday, October 9th at 10:00 am and runs until Monday, October 22, 2018 at 8:00 pm.

Vote online @ vote.northkawartha.on.ca or by calling 1-866-330-7012

  • Eligible voters will be mailed voting instructions and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) well before Election Day (October 22, 2018) with details on how to vote online or by phone.
  • If you have not received your voter instruction letter, you may add your name to the voter's list.  Please fill out the EL15 Form and return to the Deputy Clerk at the Municipal Office.  Proof of identification is required.

EL 15 Form

  • If you have lost your voter instruction letter, you may request a new letter.  Please fill out the LC42 Form and return to the Deputy Clerk at the Municipal Ofice.  Proof of identification is required.

LC42 Form

(Scroll down for important notices)

In the 2018 municipal election, eligible electors in North Kawartha will be able to vote electronically using the internet or telephone starting Tuesday, October 9th at 10:00 a.m. up to and including Monday, October 22nd until 8:00 p.m.

A Voter Help Centre will be available at the North Kawartha Township Office at 280 Burleigh Street, Apsley with internet and telephone access for electors that do not have access to these connections.  Both branches of the North Kawartha Library offer public internet.

There will be no paper ballots and no “vote by mail” in the 2018 Municipal Election.

More voter information is available in the drop down tab below. 

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Simply Voting 2018 Municipal Election Voting Demonstration Video with Results

Nomination Day is Friday, July 27, 2018

Those interested in running in the 2018 election can file nomination papers from Tuesday, May 1st up until 2 p.m. on Friday, July 27th.

More candidate information is available in the drop down tab below.

Results

2018 Unofficial Results - North Kawartha Municipal and School Board Elections

2018 Official Results - North Kawartha Municipal and School Board Elections

2018 Declaration of Election Candidate

2014 Municipal Election Official Results by Ward

Voter Turnout Percentage 1997 - 2014
Important Notices
Election Accessibility

The Township of North Kawartha recognizes that persons with disabilities should be provided with an equal opportunity to access goods, services and information in a manner consistent with the principles of independence, dignity, integration and equality. The 2018 Municipal Election Accessibility Plan supports accessible elections and the Township’s commitment to the needs of persons with disabilities.

The Ministry of Community and Social Services, Count Us In: Removing Barriers to Political Participation Quick Reference Guide to Accessible Campaign Information and Communication.

Resources:

2018 Key Election Dates

Ministry of Municipal Affairs

Form EL15 Application to Amend Voters' List

Municipal Elections Act

North Kawartha Election Staff will be pleased to assist you. You can contact Connie Parent, Clerk/Election Returning Officer or Kelly Picken, Deputy Clerk/Deputy Returning Officer.

Information for Candidates

The Candidates Nomination Package is now available - please scroll down.

North Kawartha Election Officials look forward to assisting you with the election process. It is recommended that you make an appointment with the Clerk / Election Returning Officer to file your nomination papers as this process may take a half hour or more.

The Nomination and Campaign Period for the 2018 Election will begin on May 1, 2018.

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The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) is providing an online course, So You Want to Run for Council, that will provide an overview of what you need to know before you decide to run for municipal office and what you should know to begin your candidacy.

The Candidate's Nomination Package is now available.    Below are the electronic documents contained in the package.  Candidates may print the electronic documents or drop by the Municipal Office for a paper copy of the package.  Subscribe to “General Public Notices” for Election News and Updates!

Helpful Resources

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs  is an excellent resource for Election Information for Candidates and Voters.

By-Law 45/06 Use of Corporate Resources

Municipal World; This website provides a media centre, daily municipal news as well as municipal stories and books available for purchase in their store

Municipal Election Act

Municipal Act

Municipal Conflict of Interest Act

Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

2018 Ontario Municipal and School Board Elections

Election Accessibility

The Township of North Kawartha recognizes that persons with disabilities should be provided with an equal opportunity to access goods, services and information in a manner consistent with the principles of independence, dignity, integration and equality. The 2018 Municipal Election Accessibility Plan supports accessible elections and the Township’s commitment to the needs of persons with disabilities.

Candidate's Guide to Accessible Elections

Accessible Information Request Form

The Ministry of Community and Social Services, Count Us In: Removing Barriers to Political Participation Quick Reference Guide to Accessible Campaign Information and Communication.

Information for Voters

Voter Information

Voting Day is Monday, October 22, 2018

The Voters' List will be available at the Township Office beginning on September 4, 2018. Eligible electors should check to make sure their name is on the Voters' List and their information is correct.

Eligible electors will vote using the internet or telephone (cellular or landline) starting Tuesday, October 9th at 10:00 a.m. up to and including Monday, October 22nd until 8:00 p.m. Internet and Phone Voting is accessible, convenient and environmentally-friendly. It is fast, reliable and secure.

A Voter Help Centre will be available at the North Kawartha Township Office at 280 Burleigh Street, Apsley with internet and telephone access for electors that do not have access to these connections. Both branches of the North Kawartha Library offer public internet.

Who can vote in a municipal election?

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 the spouse of such owner or tenant; and
  • is a Canadian Citizen
  • is at least 18 years old; and
  • is not prohibited from voting under Section 17 Subsection 3 of the Municipal Election Act or otherwise by law.

It can sometimes be complicated to determine if you qualify, please refer to the Voters' Guide provided by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs for further explanation.

Who can vote in a school board election?

In order to vote in a school board election in Ontario, you must be aged 18 or older and a Canadian citizen. 

If you are a resident of a municipality, you are eligible to vote for school trustee. If you are the owner or tenant (or spouse of an owner or tenant) of residential property in a municipality, you are eligible to vote for school trustee. You are allowed to vote only once for the same school board. 

If you are eligible to vote in a municipality because you are the owner or tenant (or spouse of an owner or tenant) of a commercial property there, you are not eligible to vote for school trustee.

Please refer to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs Voters' Guide for further detail.

 

Simply Voting 2018 Municipal Election Voting Demonstration with Results VideoSimply Voting logo

 

Election Accessibility

The Township of North Kawartha recognizes that persons with disabilities should be provided with an equal opportunity to access goods, services and information in a manner consistent with the principles of independence, dignity, integration and equality. The 2018 Municipal Election Accessibility Plan supports accessible elections and the Township’s commitment to the needs of persons with disabilities.

The Ministry of Community and Social Services, Count Us In: Removing Barriers to Political Participation Quick Reference Guide to Accessible Campaign Information and Communication.

Resources:

2018 Key Election Dates

Ministry of Municipal Affairs

Form EL15 Application to Amend Voters' List

Municipal Elections Act

North Kawartha Election Staff will be pleased to assist you. You can contact Connie Parent, Clerk/Election Returning Officer or Kelly Picken, Deputy Clerk/Deputy Returning Officer.

Candidate Contact Information
Candidate Contact Information
Name of CandidateOfficeContact Information
Carolyn Amyotte Mayor

Home: 705-656-9453
Business: 705-656-1103
Email:  carolyn@eelslake.com

www.carolynamyotte.ca
Facebook: Carolyn Ball (Eels Lake Marina)
Twitter: @eelslake

Rick Woodcock Mayor Home: 705-656-7391
Cell: 705-875-1014
Email: rick@woodcock4northkawartha.com
www.woodcock4northkawartha.com
Doug Hutton Deputy Mayor Home: 705-656-4487
Email: dcjhutton@gmail.com
www.doughutton.com
Jim Whelan Deputy Mayor Home: 705-656-1339
Cell: 705-927-0808
Email: jim@jim-whelan.ca
www.jim-whelan.ca
Roman Miszuk Councillor At Large Home: 705-656-9008
Email: rmmiszuk@gmail.com
www.vote4roman.ca
Tim Powell Councillor At Large Email:  tpowell@bell.net
Jim O'Shea Acclaimed - Councillor Ward 1 Home: 705-656-4276
Cell: 705-917-4276
Email: jim.oshea@sympatico.ca
Colin McLellan Councillor Ward 2 Home: 647-876-5430
Email: colin.a.mclellan92@gmail.com
Dave Wease Councillor Ward 2 Home: 705-654-3436
Cell: 705-930-2232
Email: dawease39@yahoo.com
Emmanuel Pinto Acclaimed-English Separate School Board Phone: 705-977-0430
Email: ejlpinto@gmail.com
Roger Brideau Conseil scolaire séparé de langue française French Separate School Board Phone: 905-668-1732
Email: ouitalk@bellnet.ca
Marcellin Kwilu Mondo Conseil scolaire séparé de langue française French Separate School Board Phone:  289-923-2781
Email: marcellin.kwilu@yahoo.ca
Andre Linsky Conseil scolaire séparé de langue française French Separate School Board Phone: 416-578-9477
Email:  andrelinsk@gmail.com
Balonda Nkongolo Conseil scolaire séparé de langue française French Separate School Board Phone:  289-200-7628
Email: balondankongolo@hotmail.com
Sylvie A. Landry Conseil scolaire public de langue française French Public School Board Phone: 905-837-0663
Email: votesylvie@gmail.com
Anna-Karyna Ruszkowski Conseil scolaire public de langue française French Public School Board Phone: 416-690-2246
Email: anna-karyna@revonsengrand.ca
www.revonsengrand.ca
Diane Lloyd  Acclaimed-English Public School Board Phone: 705-927-7146
Email: diane.lloyd@sympatico.ca
Financial Statements (Form 4)

Financial Statement and Auditor’s Report (Section 88 Municipal Elections Act)

The Elections Act requires a candidate to file a financial statement. The deadline for filing financial statements for the reporting period ending December 31, 2018 is on or before 2:00 PM, March 29, 2019. A candidate who misses the filing deadline may file within a 30 day grace period, provided that a $500.00 late filing fee is paid to the municipality.

The Elections Act stipulates that candidates whose campaign contributions and total expenses are greater than $10,000 must have their financial statement audited and submit the auditor's report to the Clerk along with their financial statement. The auditor's report shall be prepared by an auditor licensed under the Public Accounting Act, 2004.

The Clerk is required to make public a report of candidates who filed financial statements and who did not.

The Elections Act also requires that the Township make the Form 4 available electronically.

Refund of Nomination Filing Fee (Section 34 Municipal Elections Act)

A candidate is entitled to receive a refund of the nomination filing fee if the documents required under subsection 88.25 (1) are filed on or before 2 p.m. on the filing date in accordance with that subsection.


Financial Statements Filed in the 2014 Municipal Election

All 2018 Municipal and School Board candidates are required to complete a Financial Statement (Form 4) for all contributions and incurred expenses during the campaign period.

The Elections Act stipulates that candidates whose campaign contributions and total expenses are greater than $10,000 must have their financial statement audited and submit the auditor's report to the Clerk along with their financial statement. The auditor's report shall be prepared by an auditor licensed under the Public Accounting Act, 2004.

The Elections Act also requires that the Township make the Form 4 available electronically and as such the Form for each Candidate have been posted below:

Rand, Barry - Mayor

Whelan, Jim - Mayor

Woodcock, Rick - Mayor

Empringham, Jim - Deputy Mayor

Hutton, Doug - Deputy Mayor

McGinn, G.R. (Gary) - Deputy Mayor

Donia, Bert - Councillor At Large

Lote, Richard - Councillor At Large

Miszuk, Roman - Councillor At Large

O'Shea, Jim - Councillor Ward 1

Amyotte, Carolyn - Councillor Ward 2

Lye, Ryan - Councillor Ward 2

Sayers, Richard - Councillor Ward 2

Wease, David - Councillor Ward 2

Third Party Election Advertising

Third Party Advertisers Registered in the Township of North Kawartha

Mark Wright
wright@xplornet.ca

Resources:

2018 Guide for Third Party Advertisers

What is a Third Party Advertisement?

The Municipal Elections Act now includes a framework for third party advertising. A third party advertisement is an advertisement in any broadcast, print, electronic or other medium that promotes, supports or opposes a candidate, or a “yes” or “no” answer to a question on the ballot. Advertisement includes traditional ads as well as materials such as brochures or signs. Third party advertising is separate from any candidate’s campaign, and must be done independently from a candidate. The Municipal Elections Act, 1996 sets out a restricted period for third party advertising, for the 2018 election, the restricted period is May 1, 2018 to the close of voting on October 22, 2018.

What is Not a Third Party Advertisement?

Activities that do not involve spending money, such as discussions or expressing an opinion about a candidate (or an answer to a question on the ballot) are not considered to be third party advertising. Examples include:

  • speaking to friends and neighbours
  • posting on social media, such as Twitter, Facebook or Instagram
  • sending an email to a group or mailing list

Who Can be a Third Party Advertiser?

Only those who have registered can spend money on third party advertising. The following are eligible to register as a third party advertiser:

  • any person who is a resident in Ontario
  • a corporation carrying on business in Ontario
  • a trade union that holds bargaining rights for employees in Ontario

If two or more corporations are owned or controlled by the same person or people, or if one corporation controls another, they are considered to be a single corporation. If the same person or people own or control multiple corporations, only one of those corporations may register to be a third party in a municipality.

There is no restriction against family members or campaign staff of candidates registering to be third party advertisers. However, third party advertising must be done independently of the candidate. If a person with close ties to a candidate wishes to register they should consider how these activities may look to the public and how they would be able to demonstrate that they were not working in co-ordination with the candidate.

Who Cannot be a Third Party Advertiser?

A candidate running for any municipal council or school board office cannot register to be a third party advertiser in any municipality.

Groups, associations or businesses that are not corporations are not eligible to register and may not spend money on third party advertising in municipal elections. For example, neighbourhood associations, clubs or professional associations cannot register and cannot make contributions to third party advertisers. Members may register as individual third party advertisers and may contribute individually.

Candidates in the provincial election cannot register. They may register after the provincial election, when they are no longer candidates.

Federal and provincial political parties cannot register to be third party advertisers. Political parties are not permitted to be financially involved in municipal elections.

Registering as a Third Party Advertiser

Notice of Registration (Form 7) 

An individual, corporation or trade union must register with the municipal clerk to be a third party advertiser in a municipality.

Being registered in a municipality allows the third party to advertise to the voters in that municipality. A third party advertiser can support or oppose any candidate or candidates who will be voted on by the people in that municipality. This includes candidates running for local council and school trustee.

Third party advertisers do not need to decide before they register which candidate or candidates they want to support or oppose, and they do not have to tell the clerk what their intentions are.

A third party can only advertise to voters in the municipality where they are registered. There is no limit on the number of municipalities where a third party can register. If a third party wants to advertise to voters in more than one municipality they must register in each municipality where they wish to advertise.

Where to Register

An individual or a representative of a corporation or trade union must file a Notice of Registration (Form 7) with the municipal clerk in person or by an agent. It must have an original signature – the form may not be a copy, and may not be scanned and submitted electronically. There is no registration fee.

The municipal clerk must be satisfied that that the individual, corporation or trade union is eligible in order to certify the registration, and may require that identification or additional documents be provided.

A person who is filing as the representative of a corporation or a trade union should make sure that they can provide proof that they are authorized to act on the corporation or trade union’s behalf.

How do Campaign Finance Rules Apply to Third Party Advertisers?

Most campaign finance and reporting rules that apply to candidates will also apply to third party advertisers. Third party advertisers will have spending limits and there will be contribution limits for those wishing to contribute to a third party advertiser. Corporations and unions will be permitted to make contributions to third party advertisers, but will not be permitted to make contributions to candidates.

Identification on Advertising

A third party advertiser must provide the following information on all of its advertisements, signs and other materials:

  • the legal name of the registered third party (if the third party is a corporation or trade union, the name of the corporation or trade union must appear, not the name of the representative who filed the registration)
  • the municipality where the third party is registered
  • a telephone number, mailing address or email address where the third party can be contacted

A registered individual cannot act on behalf of a group or organization that is not eligible to register as a third party advertiser. For example, if Chris Smith is the president of a business improvement association (BIA), the signs and materials must identify Chris Smith as the person responsible for the advertising, not the BIA.

If ads are going to be broadcast or published (e.g. on a radio station or in a newspaper), the ad must contain the information required above, and the third party advertiser must also provide the broadcaster or publisher with the following:

  • the name of the registered third party
  • the name, business address and telephone number of the individual who deals with the broadcaster or publisher under the direction of the registered third party
  • the municipality where the third party is registered

Sign By-laws

The municipality has rules in place about when signs can be put up, and how signs may be displayed on public property. Third Party Advertisers must adhere to the Township, County  and MTO sign by-laws.

The Third Party Advertiser is responsible for removing their signs after voting day and are strongly encouraged to place election signs on private property with the permission of the property owner. The Township has the authority to remove any signs deemed to cause a safety hazard.


 

 

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