2018 Municipal Election

 

The Town of Ingersoll will be utilizing the VOTE BY MAIL alternative method of voting again for the 2018 Municipal Election.

With Vote by Mail, voters can fill out their ballots in the privacy and convenience of their own home.  Casting a vote is as easy as mailing a letter.  Security features are built into the voting kits to ensure the secrecy of your vote until vote tabulating takes place on Election Day – October 22, 2018.

Municipal Elections in Ontario are held every four years and are governed by the Municipal Elections Act. The next municipal election will be held on Monday, October 22, 2018. The new term of Council begins December 1, 2018.

The Town of Ingersoll elects candidates to the positions of:

 

Election 2018 Quick Links

 

Information for Voters

 

Are You Eligible To Vote?

For more information on voting requirements, see the Voter's Guide.

 

Are you on the voters' list?

 

Voterlookup.ca is an online service administered by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) available to eligible electors. Using this service, electors can ensure that their information is correctly reflected for the upcoming municipal and school board elections.

Information for Candidates

 

A Candidate and Third Party Advertiser Information Night will be held at the Oxford County Administration Building, 21 Reeve Street, Woodstock on April 26, 2018, at 6 p.m. Please contact the Clerk at mgraves@ingersoll.ca to receive an agenda.

 

Information for Candidates

 

Are You Eligible to Run?


Candidates Must:

Nomination forms may be filed:

 

Nominations can be filed from Tuesday, May 1, 2018, until 2 p.m. on Friday, July 27, 2018. Each nomination must be endorsed by at least 25 eligible electors (excluding school board trustees).  

 

The fee for filing is $200 to run for the head of council (Mayor) and $100 for all other positions. The fee shall be filed by debit, cash, money order or certified cheque, made payable to the municipality. The fee is due when the nomination form is filed. Candidates will receive a refund of the nomination fee if he or she files the necessary financial statements by the prescribed deadline.

 

Corporations and Trade unions are no longer eligible to contribute to municipal election campaigns. An individual, corporation or union must also register as a Third Party Advertiser from May 1, 2018, until July 27 at 2:00 p.m. if they plan to incur expenses by advertising a message in any medium that supports or opposes a candidate. Candidates are not able to register as third party advertisers.

 

The campaign period begins once a nomination paper is filed. Election expenses cannot be incurred outside of the campaign period. Preliminary expense limits and other legislative documentation will be provided to candidates and third-party advertisers on the day they file.

 

A candidate who does not accept any contributions of money, or incur expenses, is not required to open a separate election bank account. (Nomination filing fee is not considered a campaign expense).

 

Candidates are responsible for keeping records of the financial activities related to their campaign. Remember to issue receipts for all donations of goods or services, obtain receipts for expenses incurred, and keep copies of all receipts.

 

It is the responsibility of the candidate to file a complete and accurate financial statement on time. Candidates should completely familiarize themselves with the appropriate sections of the Municipal Elections Act.

 

Candidate and Third Party Advertiser Resources 

 

Please refer to the Town's Candidate Information and Nomination Package 2018 Municipal Election and visit the Ministry of Municipal Affairs Election page (http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page219.aspx) for further information and details on running in the election. Nomination Packages will also be given to candidates on the date of filing.

 

Candidate and Third Party Information Session, 2018 Municipal Election - Presentation by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs (PowerPoint slide deck) 

 

Third Party Advertiser's Information Package, 2018 Municipal Election 

 

 Accessible Election

 

In preparation for the upcoming election and to ensure optimal customer service for everyone, the Town is seeking input from the voters and candidates on accessibility issues. Your feedback is very important to us. Please help us meet your accessibility needs by providing your feedback to the Town Clerk. Written feedback by letter or email is preferred, however, feedback may also be provided by phoning Town Hall at (519) 485-0120 or in-person during normal business hours.

 

The Town Office is fully accessible to persons with disabilities who wish to submit a nomination for election. Alternate formats of documents will be made available upon request.

 

For additional information on the Ingersoll 2018 Municipal Election, you may contact the Town Clerk, Michael Graves at mgraves@ingersoll.ca or by calling 519-485-0120.