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    The current term of office for elected officials in the offices of Mayor, Councillor and School BoardTrustee is December 1, 2014 to November 30, 2018.

    The next regular municipal election is Monday, October 22, 2018.

     

    Offices To Be Elected

    Mayor
     One to be elected by all electors in the City of Orillia
    City Councillors
     Eight to be elected, two in each of the four wards, in the City of Orillia
    School Board Trustee

    Supporter refers to the school board to which the school board portion of your taxes is provided.  The default is the English Public School Board.  In order to support any school board, other than English Public, you must direct your taxes to the appropriate school system.  Please contact the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (M.P.A.C.) for further information on how to make this change at 1-866-296-6722.

    English Public School Board (Trustee, Simcoe County District School Board)
    This is the default - unless an individual qualifies as a supporter of another school board they will cast a ballot for positon of Trustee on the Simcoe County District School Board.

    One to be elected by all English public school electors in the City of Orillia and Township of Ramara.

    To qualify you must be a public school supporter.

    English Separate School Board (Trustee, Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board)
    One to be elected by all English separate school electors in the City of Orillia and the Townships of Ramara, Severn and Oro-Medonte.

    To qualify you must be a Catholic school supporter and Roman Catholic.

    French Public School Board (Counseller(ere), Conseil scolaire Viamonde)
    One to be elected by all French public school electors within the counties of Simcoe, Bruce, Grey and Dufferin. 

    To qualify you must be a public school supporter and have French-language education rights.

    French Separate School Board (Counseller(ere), Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud)
    One to be elected by all French separate school electors within the area defined by the Board as the Region of Simcoe-Muskoka.

    To qualify you must be a Catholic school supporter, Roman Catholic and have French-language education rights.

    What's New or Changed for 2018

    City of Orillia Boundaries
    • In June 2017, Orillia City Council approved changes to the existing four ward boundaries to ensure an effective and equitable system of representation.
    • New ward boundaries are set out below and will take effect for the 2018 - 2022 Council term.
    • Has your Ward # changed? All wards have been impacted by the boundary changes.

    Map of City of Orillia with ward boundaries indicated.

    Overall Ward Map

    Ward One Map

    Ward Two Map

    Ward Three Map

    Ward Four Map

     

    Signatures on Nomination Papers
     
    Financial Contributions
     
    Third Party Advertising (TPA)
    Third Party Advertising Webinar - April 13, 2018

    The Ministry of Municipal Affairs, in partnership with the City of Orillia and Townships of Oro-Medonte, Ramara, Severn, and Springwater, will be offering a free webinar focused on new rules pertaining to third party advertising during the 2018 Municipal Election.

    A third party advertisement is an advertisement in any broadcast, print, electronic or other medium that has the purpose of promoting, supporting or opposing a municipal and/or school board candidate, as well as a yes/no question on a ballot. There are legislative requirements for both the advertiser and the publisher/broadcaster.

    The webinar will take place on Friday, April 13, 2018, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the City of Orillia’s Council Chamber, located at 50 Andrew St. S., Orillia. During this webinar, representatives from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs will present information and answer questions about the Municipal Elections Act’s new framework for third party advertising.  The framework came into effect on April 1, 2018, so that the rules will be in place for the 2018 municipal election.

    “We are pleased that the Ministry of Municipal Affairs is offering this informative webinar in an effort to educate individuals, corporations, trade unions and election administrators about these new third party advertising provisions,” said Janet Nyhof, Deputy Clerk for the City of Orillia.  “We encourage broadcasters and publishers to also attend as there are requirements they must follow as well.”

    To register for this webinar, individuals are asked to email Janet Nyhof at jnyhof@orillia.ca with their name, address and phone number or call 705-325-2108.  Citizens can also visit orillia.ca/election2018 for other election details.

     

    What:

    Third Party Advertising Webinar

    When:      

    Friday, April 13, 2018

    2 p.m. – 4 p.m. 

    Where:

     

    City of Orillia - Council Chamber

    50 Andrew Street South

    Orillia, Ontario

     

    Third Party Advertising Webinar, April 13, 2018 News Release

    What is a TPA?
    A Third Party Advertiser (TPA) is a message in any medium such as broadcast, print, electronic or other medium that supports or opposes a candidate.
    Who can register as a TPA?

    The following persons and entities are eligible to file a notice of registration:

    1. An individual who is normally resident in Ontario.

    2. A corporation that carries on business in Ontario.

    3. A trade union that holds bargaining rights for employees in Ontario.

    Third party advertising must be done independently of candidates who are not able to direct a third party advertiser.

    Candidates are not able to register as third party advertisers.

    Who cannot register as a TPA?
    The following persons and entities are not eligible to file a notice of registration:
    1. A candidate whose nomination has been filed.
    2. A federal political party registered under the Canada Elections Act (Canada) or any federal constituency association or registered candidate at a federal election endorsed by that party.
    3. A provincial political party, constituency association, registered candidate or leadership contestant registered under the Election Finances Act.
    4. The Crown in right of Canada or Ontario, a municipality or local board.
    What are the TPA spending limits?
    TPA’s will be subject to two spending limits:
    1. A general spending limit; and
    2. A separate limit for expenses related to parties and expressions of appreciation after the close of voting.

    TPA’s will be subject to a spending limit that varies by the number of electors in the municipality in which the TPA is registered.

    The spending limit for parties and other expressions of appreciation after Election Day be set at 10% of the general spending limit.

    TPA Registration Requirements
    TPA’s are required to register with the Clerk of the municipality prior to incurring any expenses for advertisement (opposing or supporting a candidate).

    If TPA’s are going to advertise in more than one municipality, they have to register in each municipality they plan to advertise.

    There is no registration fee.

    Campaign Period (‘restricted period’)
    The “restricted period for Third Party Advertisers” begins on the earliest day that an individual, corporation or trade union is permitted to file a notice of registration as a registered third party in relation to the election (May 1, 2018) and ends at the close of voting on Election Day (October 22, 2018).

    Mandatory Information for Third Party Advertisements

    No registered third party shall cause a third party advertisement to appear during the restricted period unless the advertisement contains the following information:

    1. The name of the registered third party.
    2. The municipality where the registered third party is registered.
    3. A telephone number, mailing address or email address at which the registered third party may be contacted regarding the advertisement.

    Municipal Authority to Remove Advertisements

    The City may require a person who the municipality reasonably believes contravened the legislation or caused or permitted the contravention, or the owner or occupier of the land on which the contravention occurred, to remove the advertisement or discontinue the advertising.

    Registration Form

     
    List of Registered TPAs
     
    TPA Guide
     
    Publishers and Broadcasters

    A registered third party shall not cause a third party advertisement to appear during the restricted period unless he, she or it provides the following information to the broadcaster or publisher in writing:

    1. The name of the registered third party.
    2. The name, business address and telephone number of the individual who deals with the broadcaster or publisher under the direction of the registered third party.
    3. The municipality where the registered third party is registered.

    No broadcaster or publisher shall cause a third party advertisement to appear between May 1, 2018 and October 22, 2018 if the information set out above has not been provided.

    The broadcaster or publisher of a third party advertisement shall maintain records containing the following information for a period of four years after the date the advertisement appears and shall permit the public to inspect the records during normal business hours:

    1. The information provided above by the TPA to the broadcaster or publisher;
    2. A copy of the advertisement, or the means of reproducing it for inspection; and
    3. A statement of the charge made for its appearance.

     

    Campaign Advertisements

    An election campaign advertisement means an advertisement in any broadcast, print, electronic or other medium that has the purpose of promoting or supporting the election of a candidate.

    An election campaign advertisement purchased by or under the direction of a candidate shall identify the candidate.

    A candidate shall provide, in writing, the following information to the broadcaster or publisher:

    • The name of the candidate, and
    • The name, business address and telephone number of the individual who deals with the broadcaster or publisher under the direction of the candidate.

    Voter Information

    When are the Advance Vote Days?
     
    Date Time
    Saturday October 6, 2018 9 am to 4 pm
    Wednesday October 10, 2018

    12 pm to 8 pm

    Friday October 12, 2018

    10 am to 4 pm

    Tuesday October 16, 2018 10 am to 4 pm
    Thursday October 18, 2018 12 pm to 8 pm

    A variety of early voting opportunities have been provided for the benefit of all citizens;  snowbirds, shift workers, out-of-town electors, and students.

    Voter Locations
    Ward Voting Location  Date and Time
    Ward 1

    Masonic Building

    24 James Street East

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    Monday, October 22, 2018

    10 am to 8 pm

    Ward 2

    Orillia City Centre

    50 Andrew Street South

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    Monday, October 22, 2018 

    10 am to 8 pm

    Ward 3

    Rotary Place

    100 University Avenue

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    Monday, October 22, 2018

    10 am to 8 pm

    Ward 4

    Orillia Waterfront Centre

    50 Centennial Drive

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    Monday, October 22, 2018 

    10 am to 8 pm

    Who Can Vote? 
    An individual may vote in the City of Orillia municipal election if, on Voting Day, they are:
    • a Canadian citizen; and
    • at least 18 years of age; and
    • an owner or tenant of land in the City of Orillia; or
    • a spouse of a resident, owner, or tenant of land in the City of Orillia; and
    • not prohibited from voting under any law.

    Note:  An individual can only vote once in the City of Orillia municipal election, regardless of how many properties are owned or rented by the individual in the City. Additionally, an individual must vote in the ward where they reside. An individual owning or renting non-residential property in the City, or their spouse, is not eligible to vote in a school board election.

    Post-Secondary Students
    Section 2(2.1) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 permits post-secondary students to vote in both the City of Orillia municipal election and the municipal election conducted in their "home" municipality, provided they are residing in the City of Orillia to attend a post-secondary institution and intend to return to their "home" municipality at the conclusion of their studies.
    Who Can Vote in a School Board Election?
    An individual may vote in a school board election if, on Voting Day, they are:
    • a Canadian citizen; and
    • at least 18 years of age; and
    • an owner or tenant of residential property in the City of Orillia; or
    • a spouse of a resident, owner or tenant of residential property in the City of Orillia; and
    • not prohibited from voting under any law.

    Note:  If you are eligible to vote in the City of Orillia municipal election as a result of ownership or tenancy of commercial property, you are not eligible to vote in a school board election.

    Am I on the Voters' List?

    Individuals seeking to confirm whether they are on the list and where they can vote on Voting Day may go to Voterlookup.ca, contact M.P.A.C. at 1-866-296-6722 or visit Clerk's Office, 3rd Floor, City Hall, 50 Andrew Street North.

    Not on the Voters' List
    Individuals who are not on the Voters' List must complete an Application to Amend the Voters' List form which is available through the Clerk's Office between September 4, 2018 and October 22, 2018.  Completed forms may be submitted for approval to the Clerk's Office, at any Advance Voting Day, or at the Voting Location on Voting Day.  Each individual submitting a form for approval will be required to present identification showing their name and qualifying address.  To review the list of acceptable identification please see below.
    Just Moved
    Each person only has one permanent residence.  An individual who moves prior to Voting Day is required to vote at their new address.
    Homeless
    If a person has no permanent lodging place, their residence shall be determined to be the place to which the person most frequently returned to sleep or eat during the five weeks preceding the determination.

     

    Voter Notification Envelopes

    Each househould will receive a Voter Notification envelope containing cards for each eligible elector in the household.  These individual cards will display your unique barcode for the purpose of scanning at the voting locations. Electors are to bring this card with them to the voting location, along with acceptable identification as identified below.  The voting location specified on the voter notification card are specific to each elector's voting ward.

    These envelopes will be mailed in September to all electors that appear on the Voter's List advising of the dates, times and locations of the Advance Vote Days and Election Day.

    Voter Identification
    When attending at a voting location, each elector is required to supply identification verifying their identity and entitlement to vote. Electors need to provide one (1) piece of identification containing the individual's name and qualifying address, which is included in the list below or will be required to complete a Declaration of Identity affirming their identity and entitlement to vote at the voting location:
    • An Ontario driver's licence
    • An Ontario Health Card (photo card)
    • An Ontario Photo Card
    • An Ontario motor vehicle permit (vehicle portion)
    • A cancelled personalized cheque
    • A mortgage statement, lease or rental agreement relating to property in Ontario
    • An insurance policy or insurance statement
    • A loan agreement or financial agreement with a financial institution
    • A document issued or certified by a court in Ontario
    • Any other document from the government of Canada, Ontario or municipality in Ontario or from an agency of such a government
    • A document from a Band Council in Ontario established under the Indian Act (Canada)
    • An income tax assessment notice
    • A Child Tax Benefit Statement
    • A Statement of Employment Insurance Benefits Paid T4E
    • A Statement of Old Age Security T4A (O.A.S.)
    • A Statement of Canada Pension Plan Benefits T4A (P)
    • 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 R.R.S.P., R.R.I.F., R.H.O.S.P. or T5 statement
    • A C.N.I.B. Card or a card from another registered charitable organization that provides services to persons with disabilities
    • A hospital card or record
    • A document showing campus residence, issued by the office or officials responsible for student residence at a post-secondary institution
    • A document showing residence at a long-term care home under the Long-Term Care Home Act, 2007, issued by the Administrator for the home
    • A utility bill for hydro, water, gas, telephone or cable T.V. or a bill from a public utilities commission
    • A cheque stub, T4 statement or pay receipt issued by an employer
    • A transcript or report card from a post-secondary school
    Election Accessibility

    The City of Orillia is committed to ensuring that everyone can fully participate in the election process, regardless of their abilities. To that end, the 2018 Municipal Election include policies and processes to ensure that:

    • All electors have full and equal access to all election information and services;
    • Voting locations are fully accessible;
    • Voters are able to vote independently and privately using accessible voting technologies or access alternative methods of voting assistance if desired; and
    • Voters are encouraged to contact the Clerk's Department in advance to arrange for voting assistance.

    Candidate Information

     Candidate Information Sessions - April 12, 2018 

    Are you thinking about running for Municipal Council or School Board Trustee in the City of Orillia, Townships of Oro-Medonte, Ramara, Severn or Springwater?

    Ministry of Municipal Affairs representatives presented information and answered questions at the April 12, 2018 sessions.

     Ministry of Municipal Affairs Presentation 

      

    The 2018 Municipal Election takes place on Monday, October 22, 2018

    Nomination Period is from May 1, 2018 to 2 p.m. on July 27, 2018 

    Candidates' Information Guide
    Candidates’ Information Guide 
    Candidates' Information Guide Part H:  Appendices - Printable Forms

    Appendix 1:  New Ward Boundaries Map 2018

    Appendix 2:  Forms

    i.              Nomination Paper

    ii.             Endorsement of Nomination

    iii.            Freedom of Information Release

    iv.            Withdrawal of Nomination 

    v.             Candidate’s Request & Declaration - Copy of Voters’ List

    vi.            Appointment of Agent by Candidate

    vii.           Appointment of Scrutineer by Candidate

    viii.          Letter to Financial Institution

    Appendix 3:  Ministry of Municipal Affairs (MMA) 2018 Candidates’ Guide

    Appendix 4: Supplementary Voting Information

     i.             Voting Procedures

     ii.            Tabulator Instructions - Advance Voting Days 

    iii.            Tabulator Instructions - Voting Day

    iv.            Accessible Voting Equipment Instructions / Audio Voting Sessions

     
    Key Dates
    Date Description
    May 1, 2018 to July 26, 2018 Nomination Period
    July 27, 2018

    Nomination Day

    • Nomination papers accepted from 9 am until 2 pm
    October 22, 2018

    VOTING DAY

    • Voting locations open at 10 am and close at 8 pm
    December 1, 2018 New term of office begins
     
    Notice of Nomination for Office
     Notice of Nomination for Office

    Municipal Elections Act, 1996 (s.32)

     

    Avis de Declaration de Candidature

    Loi de 1996 sur les élections municipales (s.32)

    Forms for Candidates

    Link to Ministry’s Forms - http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page18735.aspx#forms

    General Information

    General and Historical Information
    Voter Turnout 1974 to 2014

    Advance Vote Turnout 1985 to 2014

    Official Election Results 2014

    Official Election Results 2010

    Official Election Results 2006

    Ward Maps

    External Resources
    Municipal Elections Act

    Ministry of Municipal Affairs Municipal Election Information

    Contact
    Clerk's Department

    City of Orillia

    3rd Floor, 50 Andrew Street South

    Orillia, ON  L3V 7T5

    Phone:  705-325-1311

    clerks@orillia.ca

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    Public Notices

    Notice of Nomination for Office

    Municipal Elections Act, 1996 (s.32)

    Avis de Declaration de Candidature

    Loi de 1996 sur les élections municipales (s.32)

     

    Contact Information

    Clerk's Department
    City of Orillia
    3rd Floor, 50 Andrew Street South
    Orillia, ON  L3V 7T5

    Phone:  705-325-1311
    clerks@orillia.ca
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