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Information for Voters

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The next regular Municipal Election to elect and Mayor, Councillors, and School Board Trustees will be held on Monday, October 22, 2018.

Eligible electors will be casting ballots for the following offices:

  • Mayor – one (1) elected at large
  • Councillors – six (6) elected at large
  • School Board Trustee – one (1) elected per board
 Who can vote?
 

A person is entitled to vote in a municipal election if they are a qualified elector. That means, on voting day, you must be:

  • a resident of the Town of Prescott, or an owner or tenant of land, or the spouse of such an owner or tenant;
  • a Canadian citizen;
  • at least 18 years old; and
  • not prohibited from voting by law.

An owner or tenant of non-residential property, or his or her spouse, is not eligible to vote for a School Board Trustee.

 Who cannot vote?
 

You cannot vote if you are:

  • a person serving a sentence of imprisonment in a penal or correctional institution;
  • a corporation;
  • a person acting as executor or trustee or in any other representative capacity; and
  • a person convicted of a corrupt practice for an election held within four years of voting day.
 Who can vote in a school board election?
 

In order to vote in a school board election you must be 18 years of age or older and a Canadian citizen. If you are a resident, property owner or tenant in the Township, you are eligible to vote for school board trustees. You are only allowed to vote for the same school board once.

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, you are not eligible to vote for a school trustee.  

There are four different kinds of school boards in Ontario:

 

English-language public school board

This is the default - unless you are qualified to vote for a separate or French board, you will vote for the English public school board in your area.

 

English-language separate school board

You must be Roman Catholic and you must be a separate school board supporter or the spouse of a separate school board supporter. If your spouse is a Roman Catholic and you are not, you are not eligible to vote for the board.

 

French-language public school board

You must be Roman Catholic and you must be a separate school board supporter or the spouse of a separate school board supporter. If your spouse is a Roman Catholic and you are not, you are not eligible to vote for the board.

 

French-language separate school board

You must be a Roman Catholic and a French language rights holder and you must be a supporter (or the spouse of a supporter) of the French separate school board. If your spouse is a Roman Catholic and you are not, you are not eligible to vote for the board.

 

“Supporter” refers to which school board the school portion of your property taxes goes to. The default is the public school system. In order to be a separate school supporter, you must direct your taxes to the separate school system. Contact the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (1-866-296-6722) for more information.

 

2018 School Board Trustee Representation

 

 Are you on the voters list?
 

The voters list is a list of eligible electors in the Town of Prescott.  During an election cycle, the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is responsible for preparing the preliminary list of electors for each municipality and school board in Ontario. It is MPAC’s Municipal Property Assessment database of both property owners and tenants that is used to prepare this preliminary list, which aids in the preparation of the final voters list for Voting Day. Once municipalities have the preliminary list of electors, the revision period begins and electors may add their name or make changes directly at the “Voter Help Centre” – Prescott Town Hall, 360 Dibble Street West, Prescott, Ontario.

 

Voters should ensure that their names appear on the Voters’ List and that relevant information is correct.  To be added, deleted, or to make any other corrections, please visit or call the Clerk’s Office between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. 

Please visit the Clerk’s Office at Town Hall or Call 613-925-2812 x6225 or x6209 to confirm your name is on the Voters’ List.

 

 How can I vote?
 

The 2018 Town of Prescott Municipal Election will be working with Intelivote Systems Inc. to provide eVoting services to eligible voters. This includes the convenience and independence of voting from anywhere via telephone, internet or in-person at the voting station during the October 15 – 22, 2018 voting period.  Voters will also have the choice of voting by paper ballot on Election Day at the voting station. Voters may attend at the voting station location throughout the voting period.

 

Internet Only

Advance Voting Period: October 15 to 19 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Town Hall, (360 Dibble Street West, Prescott)

 

Internet and Paper Ballots

Election Day - Monday October 22, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.:

Town Hall, (360 Dibble Street West, Prescott)

 

 

Common Voter Questions and Answers for eVoting

  

Voter Information Letter

Eligible and registered electors will receive, by mail, a Voter Information Letter.  This letter will contain your individual, confidential Voting PIN.

Individual PINS will be mailed to eligible voters approximately 5 days prior to the first voting day.

Voting instructions will be included in the voter letter mailed to each person on the Voters List. Included in this information are instructions on how to access the voting system.

The 2018 Town of Prescott Municipal Election will be working with Intelivote Systems Inc. to provide eVoting services to eligible voters. This includes the convenience and independence of voting from anywhere via telephone, internet or in-person at the voting station during the October 15 – 22, 2018 voting period.  Voters will also have the choice of voting by paper ballot on Election Day at the voting station.

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