Elections Discussion Forum

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Posted by: kvanalphen
Thu, 28 Jun 2018 13:54:54 GMT

Does anyone have experience certifying a nomination paper for someone without a permanent lodging place or have a policy re same?

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Posted by: kvanalphen
Wed, 27 Jun 2018 18:21:46 GMT

Does anyone who used internet and telephone voting and Help Centres in 2014 have training material and/or cheat sheets for election staff? I would love to view anything you might be willing to share...

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Posted by: jwatts
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 20:33:01 GMT

Anyone else had a Line Fence Viewer or a Livestock Predation Investigator register as a candidate?
Both are appointed by by-law, both are paid by the municipality, and neither are full-time (only work when they are called out by either a resident or Clerks Office staff).

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Mon, 04 Jun 2018 14:27:10 GMT


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Fri, 01 Jun 2018 16:20:03 GMT

Recently we received an inquiry from a Durham Regional Police Officer about running for the Office of Regional Chair. He pointed out that Section 16 of O.Reg 268/10 of the Police Services Act provides that a leave of absence granted to an officer to run in a municipal election shall not begin earlier than 60 days before polling day. 60 days before polling day would be August 23, 2018; however as you know, the Municipal Elections Act nominations for the 2018 Municipal election may only be received up until 2pm on Friday, July 27th.

The officer brought an application before the Superior Court and was successful in having the specified wording in O.Reg 268/10 declared to be ultra vires and of no force and effect.

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Posted by: rjohal
Wed, 23 May 2018 13:39:22 GMT

I was recently made aware of this article from Ottawa regarding a third party advertising issue that is unfolding. I am sharing for information purposes as your respective communities may or may not be dealing with similar situations.

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