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2014 Election.

Vote By Mail Option

The Municipality of Wawa will be using an alternative voting method (mail-in ballot) for the 2014 Municipal Election. A mail-in ballot provides greater accessibility for voters who can vote from the comfort of their home. It eliminates polling stations, advance polls and proxy voting. It transforms every mailbox into a ballot box. Voting is as easy as mailing a letter.

During the period September 29th and October 3rd, 2014, Voter Kits will be sent by Canada Post to every person who qualifies to be an elector and whose name is on the Voter’s List. Persons who have not received their Voter’s Kit in the mail by October 14, 2014 may obtain one:

  • Until October 24, 2014 between 8:30 am – 4:30 pm at the Municipal Offices, 40 Broadway Avenue, Wawa; and
  • On October 27, 2014 between 10:00 am – 8:00 pm, Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre (Banquet Room), 3 Chris Simon Drive, Wawa.

Electors have the option to mail their ballot back to the Municipality by pre-paid mail. The last day to mail your ballot in order to guarantee delivery is received by the Municipality is Saturday, October 18, 2014.

Electors may personally deliver their ballot to the Ballot Drop-Off Station located at the Municipal Offices, 40 Broadway Avenue, until October 24, 2014 between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. On Voting Day, electors may deliver their ballots to the Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre (Banquet Room), 3 Chris Simon Drive, Wawa, between the hours of 10:00 am and 8:00 pm.

Ballots eligible for counting MUST be returned no later than 8:00 pm on Voting Day (October 27, 2014).

Ballots received will be hand-counted at the Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre (Lounge Area) after 8:00 pm on Voting Day (Monday, October 27, 2014). Unofficial results will be made available at the Municipal Offices and the Municipal Website as the voting numbers are reported.

Vote by Mail FAQ’s
Vote by Mail Tutorial Document

Vote by Mail Tutorial Video

Wawa Compliance Audit Committee

In accordance with the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, the Municipality of Wawa has established a Joint Compliance Audit Committee in partnership with Township of Dubreuilville and Township of White River

Mandate

The mandate of the Compliance Audit Committee is set out in section 81 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996. The Committee will be required to:

  1. Review and consider a compliance audit application received by an elector and decide whether it should be granted or rejected;
  2. If the application is granted, appoint an auditor to conduct a compliance audit;
  3. Receive the auditor’s report;
  4. Consider the auditor’s report and may,
    • If the report concludes that the candidate appears to have contravened a provision of the Act relating to election campaign finances, commence legal proceedings against the candidate for the apparent contravention;
    • If the report indicates that the candidate does not appear to have contravened a provision of the Act relating to election campaign finances, make a finding as to whether there were reasonable grounds for the application.

The Committee will be composed of no less than three (3) members with membership being drawn from the following groups:

  • Accounting and audit – accountants or auditors, preferably with experience in preparing or auditing the financial statements of municipal candidates;
  • Academic – college or university professors with expertise in political science or local government administration;
  • Legal; and
  • Other individuals with knowledge of the campaign financing rules of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996.

In order to be considered for appointment to this Committee, the application form must be submitted by Friday, September 19, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. to the Municipal Clerk. Submission instructions are included on the application form.

Further information on the Compliance Audit Committee is available in the Terms of Reference. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

Reports and Documents

Terms of Reference
Legislative requirements for the Compliance Audit Committee (Section 81 of the Municipal Elections Act 1996)
Staff Report CW 2014 – Compliance Audit Committee
Application Form

Contact Information

For more information, please contact:
Chris Wray
CAO/Clerk-Treasurer
Municipality of Wawa
Telephone: (705) 856-2244, extension 223

Quick Links / Resources / Forms

Wawa’s Previous Election Results
School Board Election Guide for Candidates and Communities (ENGLISH | FRENCH)
Nomination Paper (Form 1)
Candidates’ Guide for Ontario Municipal and School Board Elections
Voters’ Guide for Ontario Municipal and School Board Elections
2014 Key Dates
Campaign Financial Statement (Form 4)
Municipal Elections Act, 1996
Agent Appointment Form
Municipal Elections Audit Committee Application Form
Vote by Mail Procedures and Rules

2014 Municipal Key Dates

Key Dates (Tentative) for the 2014 Municipal Elections

January 2, 2014 to September 12, 2014 Nomination Period
Nomination forms may be filed by candidates prior to Nomination Day, at any time when the Municipal Clerk’s Office is open (Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm). On Nomination Day, September 12, 2014, nomination forms may be filed 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.
January 2, 2014 to December 31, 2014 Campaign Period
The campaign period begins once a candidate has filed a nomination form and ends on December 31, 2014. Alternative time periods will be in effect if the candidate withdraws the nomination, the Municipal Clerk rejects the nomination, or the candidate extends his/her campaign and is continuing to campaign to erase a deficit.
April to June 2014 Enumeration
The mail-in enumeration will be conducted by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC).
April 30, 2014 Referendum/Question on the Ballot
Council may pass a by-law to submit to its electors a question on the ballot. The by-law must be passed at least 180 days before Voting Day, being April 30, 2014, and the by-law cannot be amended after this date. However, it can be repealed on or before Nomination Day.
June 1, 2014 Procedures–Vote-by-Mail
The Municipal Clerk will provide a copy of the vote by mail information procedures to each candidate.
September 1, 2014 Voters’ List
The Municipal Clerk shall make the list of voters available for election purposes only. Note: Public viewing of the Voters’ List will be supervised in order to protect personal information.
September 9, 2014 to September 12, 2014 Revision – Application to Remove Another Elector’s Name
An individual may make a written application to the Municipal Clerk requesting that their name be added, removed or corrected. The application must be approved by the Municipal Clerk or his/her designate.
September 12, 2014 Nomination Day
Last day for filing nominations. Nomination forms filed on this day may only be filed between the hours of 9:00 am and 2:00 pm.
September 15, 2014 Certification of Nomination Forms
The Municipal Clerk shall certify filed nomination forms before 4:00 pm.
September 15, 2014 Acclamations
The Municipal Clerk shall, immediately after 4:00 pm, declare any acclaimed eligible candidate(s) to be duly elected.
September 22, 2014 Certificate of Maximum Campaign Spending Limits
The Municipal Clerk shall issue the certificate of maximum campaign spending limits to all certified candidates.
TBA Vote by Mail Ballots
Vote by Mail ballots and instruction to be mailed to all eligible voters.
Eligible electors may obtain vote by mail kit at the Municipal Offices, 40 Broadway Avenue, Monday to Friday, between the hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
October 27, 2014 Voting Date
Voters will have the ability to drop off or obtain a vote by mail ballot between the hours of 10:00 am and 8:00 pm.
Week of October 27, 2014 Official Results
The Municipal Clerk shall, as soon as possible after Voting Day, declare the candidate who received the highest number of votes for each office to be elected.
December 1, 2014 New Term of Office Commences
The elected members shall take the declaration of office prior to taking his or her seat. The term of office commences once the declaration of office has been taken.
December 31, 2014 End of Campaign Period
Candidates may not raise funds or incur expenditures beyond this day, unless the candidate is continuing his or her campaign to erase a deficit and has filed the appropriate documentation to do so.
December 31, 2014 Extension of Campaign Period
Candidates, if in a deficit, may extend their campaign period by submitting a Form 6 (extension of campaign period form) to the Municipal Clerk no later than 4:30 pm on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 (subject to Festive/Holiday Closure).