Municipal Elections

2018 Municipal Election

The upcoming municipal election to elect a mayor, County councillors, and school board trustees will be held on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. Nominations open on Tuesday, May 1 (formerly nominations opened the first business day in January in the year of the election) and close on Friday, July 27 at 2 pm (formerly nominations closed the second Friday in September).   

Key Dates

  • Tuesday, May 1 — First day candidates can file nomination papers and first day third-party advertisers can register
  • Friday, July 27 — Nomination Day — Last day for nominations to be filed or withdrawn (between 9 am and 2 pm)
  • Saturday, Oct. 13 to Monday, Oct. 22 — Internet voting
  • Saturday, Oct. 13 — Advance voting date. Eligible electors can cast their ballot at any one of the following advance poll locations between noon and 6 pm
    Ο Prince Edward Community Centre, 375 Picton Main Street, Picton
    Ο Wellington and District Community Centre, 111 Belleville Street, Wellington
    Ο Ameliasburgh Town Hall, 13 Coleman Street, Ameliasburgh
    Ο South Marysburgh Town Hall, 3076 County Road 10, Milford
  • Friday, Oct. 19 — Last day third-party advertisers can register (when the Clerk's Office is open between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm)
  • Monday, Oct. 22 — Voting Day between 10 am and 8 pm
  • Tuesday, Oct. 23 — Election results declared
  • Saturday, Dec. 1 — New term of office commences

Download PDF of 2018 Election Procedures and Associated Forms

 

Are You on the List to Vote?

Find out ahead of time if you are eligible to vote by calling 613.476.2148 ext. 1086. 

As of September 4, 2018, qualified electors can be added or amended by completing an application to amend the voters' list. Click here to download the application form: Application to Amend Voters' List. Copies of the forms are also available at the Clerk's Office (332 Picton Main Street, 2nd Floor) and at any municipal library location

Completed forms must be presented in person at the Clerk's Office with proof of identity and residence.

If submitting by mail, certified copies showing proof of ID and proof of residence/occupancy is required.  ‌

Official List of Candidates

2018 Official List of Candidates  Updated Tuesday, September 18 at 10:30 am

2018 Declaration of Acclamation to Office  Updated Monday, July 30 at 4:00 pm

 

Electoral District Boundary

The electoral wards for the 2018 municipal election in the County of Prince Edward are shown below:

9 electoral ward map for 2018 election

Accessible Voting FAQs

Voter Identification FAQs

  • What do I need to bring to the poll to vote on election day?

    Electors must show proof of identity to be able to receive a ballot at your polling location. It also recommended that you bring your voter card.

    An original or certified/notarial copy of a document listed below and shows the person’s name and qualifying address: 

    • Ontario driver’s licence
    • Ontario health card (photo card)
    • Ontario photo Card
    • Ontario motor vehicle permit (vehicle portion)
    • Cancelled personalized cheque
    • Mortgage, lease or rental agreement for property in Ontario
    • Insurance policy or insurance statement
    • A loan agreement or financial agreement with a financial institution
    • Document issued or certified by a court in Ontario
    • Documents from the Government of Canada, Ontario or a municipality in Ontario or from an agency of such a government
    • Document from a Band Council in Ontario established under the Indian Act (Canada)
    • Income taxassessment notice
    • A Child Tax Benefit statement
    • A statement of Employment Insurance Benefits Paid T4E
    • A statement of Canada Pension Plan Benefits T4A (P)
    • A statement of Old Age Security T4A (OAS)
    • A Canada Pension Plan statement of contributions
    • A statement of direct deposit for Ontario Works
    • A statement of direct deposit for Ontario Disability Support Program
    • A workplace Safety and Insurance Board Statement of Benefits T5007
    • A property tax assessment
    • A credit card statement, bank account statement, or RRSP, RRIG, RHOSP or T5 statement
    • A CNIB card or a card from other registered charitable organization that provides services to persons with disabilities
    • Hospital card or record
    • Document showing campus residence issued by the office or officials responsible for student residence in a post-secondary institution
    • A document showing residence at a long-term care home under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007, issued by the administrator for the home
    • Utility bill for hydro, water, gas, telephone, cable TV, or public utilities commission
    • Cheque stub, T4 Statement or pay receipt issued by an employer
    • Transcript or report card from a post-secondary school
  • What if I don’t have one of the above pieces of identification?

    You can complete Form 9 – Declaration of Voter Identification, including the statutory declaration on Form 9 that you are the elector shown on the voters list.

  • What is a qualifying address?

    The address where you live, own property or are a tenant of property within the County of Prince Edward.

  • Why is identification required?

    This is a requirement of the Municipal Elections Act section 52(1) and Ontario Regulation 304/13 and applies to all municipalities in Ontario.

  • Do I need to provide identification to vote by Internet?

    No.  There are other security features built into Internet voting.

  • Where can I get more information?

    Contact the Election Office 613-476-2148 ext. 1086 or email elections@pecounty.on.ca. Or you can contact the Clerk/Returning Officer at 613.476.2148 ext. 1021.

Internet Voting Registration FAQs

  • How do I start the registration process?

    Registration to request your PIN to vote by Internet is available from October 13, 2018 to October 22, 2018 at noon.

  • Where is my Elector Identification Number (EID)?

    Your EID number is the 13-digit number immediately below the bar code on your voter card.  Keep you voter card handy as you will need it to open your PIN and to vote by Internet.

  • When I type in may name or address, the response is that the data doesn’t match. What should I do?

     

    Make sure that you have entered your name and the elector identification number (EID) exactly as they are shown on your voter card and try again.

    If you still have problems:

     

    • Phone the election help line at 613.476.2148 ext. 1086 or 613.476.2148 ext. 1021 during regular office hours

    • Email elections@pecounty.on.ca after hours with your phone number and the problem you are experiencing.

     

  • I can’t read the captcha (scrambled words) on the registration screen. What should I do?

    Type what you think it is. If you make a mistake you will be asked to start over and you will be given a different captcha.

  • When should I expect to receive my PIN?

    Individual PINs will be emailed or mailed depending on what you select when you register. Allow a minimum of 24 hours by email and 3-5 business days for regular mail. When you receive it, keep it with your voter card or write it on your voter card in readiness to vote by Internet.

  • What if I loose or misplace my PIN?

    You should:

    • Phone the Election Help Line at 613-476-2148 Ext. 1086 or 613-476-2148 Ext 1021 during regular office hours or
    • Email elections@pecounty.on.ca after hours with your phone number and explain that you have lost your PIN.

    Election staff can decide to replace your missing PIN if it has not already been used to vote. They will determine if you need to go to the Election Office, sign a form and then replace the missing PIN, or they can help you in another way. Your original lost or missing PIN will be cancelled and it will not allow another voter to use it to cast a ballot. 

  • What happens if someone steals my voter card or PIN?

    Opening another person’s mail is illegal. It is also illegal to represent yourself as another person and steal their right to vote in the election. Both acts have penalties defined by law.

    If you know someone has voted using your voter card or PIN, please report it to the County Clerk.

  • Can I give my voter card and PIN to another person and have them vote on the Internet for me?

    No. You are required to cast your own ballot or submit a proxy form to the County Clerk. Proxy votes cannot be exercised through Internet voting.  It is an offence to give your PIN to someone else and/or to use another person’s PIN to cast a ballot. Each elector is only eligible to vote once.

  • Will I be able to vote on Election Day?

    Yes. Internet Voting will be available from October 13, 2018 to October 22, 2018 until polls close at 8 pm. 

  • Will my name be connected with my ballot after it is cast online?

    No. After you cast your ballot, the PIN is no longer associated with the ballot. Through a process of encryption, the PIN and the ballot are split into two data sets. After your ballot is cast, it is impossible for anyone to determine who cast it. That is why Internet voting results are unchanged during recounts. There is no recount ability. 

     

Casting Your Ballot Online FAQs