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

     

      

    Election Day: Monday October 22, 2018

    Nominations Filed: Official List of Candidates

     2018 Election Information
     
     Certified Candidates - Offices to be Elected
    Mayor

     One to be elected by all electors in the City of Orillia

    Steve Clarke 705-259-8683 info@steveclarkeformayor.com
    Gord Launchbury 705-326-7817 gord4orillia@gmail.com
    Ward 1

     Two to be elected by all electors of Ward 1 in the City of Orillia

    Ken Abbott 705-345-3922 kenabbott@rogers.com
    David Campbell 705-327-2662 davidcampbellorillia@outlook.com
    Ted Emond 705-345-3363 tedemond@me.com
    Ward 2

     Two to be elected by all electors of Ward 2 in the City of Orillia

    Ralph Cipolla 705-323-2466 cipolla@encode.com  
    Harold Dougall 705-327-7665 N/A  
    Rob Kloostra 705-333-3337 cameronhouse@rogers.com  
    Tshweu Moleme 705-345-8942 ward2matters@gmail.com www.facebook.com/ward2matters
    Ward 3

     Two to be elected by all electors of Ward 3 in the City of Orillia

    Mason Ainsworth 705-826-4967 mason4orillia@gmail.com
    Betsy Gross 705-259-2253 betsyg@rogers.com
    Jay Fallis 705-801-8683 fallisforthefuture@gmail.com
    Fior Tucci 705-323-2548 fiortucci@rogers.com
    Jodie Wilson 705-326-1419 ward3jodie@gmail.com
    Ward 4

     Two to be elected by all electors of Ward 4 in the City of Orillia

    Pat Hehn 705-326-3772 pmhehn5@gmail.com  
    Peter Hislop 705-345-6672 votepeterhislop@gmail.com  
    Stephanie Kenny 705-919-5174 skenny2018@outlook.com www.stephaniekenny.ca
    Tim Lauer 705-325-1873 tlauer@sympatico.ca  
    Ed Novosky 705-623-6688 ed4Orillia@gmail.com  
    Andrew Shuttleworth 705-238-6934 investorsandy@gmail.com www.andrewshuttleworth.ca
    Richard Weese 705-326-2783 ritaweese@gmail.com  
    Trustee - English-Language Public District School Board (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.

    Simcoe County District School Board

    Guide for Candidates and Communities - Making a Difference For Kids

    Guide à l’intention des candidates et candidats et des membres de la communauté - Changer Les Choses Pour Les Enfants

    Debra Edwards 705-325-4487 debra.edwards@rogers.com
    Jodi M. Lloyd 705-715-2201 jodilloyd4trustee@gmail.com
    Trustee - English-Language Separate District School Board (Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board) - Acclaimed

    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 (MPAC) for further information on how to make this change at 1-866-296-6722.

    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.

    Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board

    Guide for Candidates and Communities - Making a Difference For Kids

    Guide à l’intention des candidates et candidats et des membres de la communauté - Changer Les Choses Pour Les Enfants

    Francis B. Smith 705-325-1297 Acclaimed
     Trustee - French-Language Public District School Board (Conseil scolaire Viamonde)

    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 (MPAC) for further information on how to make this change at 1-866-296-6722.

    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.

    Guide for Candidates and Communities - Making a Difference For Kids

    Guide à l’intention des candidates et candidats et des membres de la communauté - Changer Les Choses Pour Les Enfants

    Guy Belcourt 705-549-3877 guy.belcourt@yahoo.com
    Saveria Caruso 705-730-3639 garigue53@yahoo.ca
    Eric Lapointe 705-241-8909 ericrlapointe@yahoo.com
    Trustee -  French-Language Separate District School Board (Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir) 
    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 (MPAC) for further information on how to make this change at 1-866-296-6722.

    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.

    Ontario Education Services Coporation

    Guide for Candidates and Communities - Making a Difference For Kids

    Guide à l’intention des candidates et candidats et des membres de la communauté - Changer Les Choses Pour Les Enfants

    Donald Blais 905-775-6428 donaldjblais@bell.net Withdrew on July 19, 2018
    Ryan Malenfant N/A N/A  
    Claire Thibideau 705-309-7295 claire24@live.ca  
     Voting 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

    Map this location

    Monday, October 22, 2018

    10 am to 8 pm

    Ward 4

    Patrick Fogarty C.S.S

    15 Commerce Road

    Map this location

    Monday, October 22, 2018 

    10 am to 8 pm

     Advance Vote Days

    Advance Votes will take place at the Orillia City Centre, located at 50 Andrew Street South on the following dates:

    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.

     City of Orillia Ward 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

     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

    Ministry of Municipal Affairs Presentation (April 12 Session)

    Candidate Information
    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 Trustees

    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 (MPAC) for further information on how to make this change at 1-866-296-6722.

    Guide for Candidates and Communities - Making a Difference For Kids

    Guide à l’intention des candidates et candidats et des membres de la communauté - Changer Les Choses Pour Les Enfants

    English-Language 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.

    Simcoe County District School Board

    English-Language Separate School Board (Trustee, Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board) - Acclaimed
    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.

    Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board

    Monday May 28, 2018 Candidates Information Session

    French-Language 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-Language Separate School Board (Counseller(ere), Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir)
    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.

    Ontario Education Services Coporation

    Whats New for 2018
     
    Endorsement of Nominations
    The nomination of any person for an office on Council must be endorsed by at least 25 persons.

    Nominations filed for School Board are not required to submit endorsement signatures.

    An individual providing an endorsement signature must be eligible to vote in the municipality on the day that they signed the endorsement with the qualifying address indicated. An individual may sign an endorsement for more than one person seeking nomination.

    In addition to their endorsement, they will also be required to sign the declaration.

    If an individual supplies false information (by declaring that they were eligible to endorse your nomination when they were not eligible) they could be subject to prosecution.

    Bank Account
    Candidates must open a bank account exclusively for your campaign if you accept any contributions of money (including contributions from yourself or your spouse) or incur any expenses.

    If you do not spend any money and do not receive any contributions of money, you do not have to open a campaign bank account.

    If you receive contributions of goods or services, but no contributions of money, you do not have to open a campaign bank account.

    You cannot use your personal bank account for campaign finances, even if you are planning a very small campaign.

    All contributions - including contributions you make to yourself - must be deposited into the campaign bank account.

    All expenses must be paid for from the campaign account.

    The nomination fee is considered to be a personal expense, not a campaign expense.

    Contribution Limits to Candidates
    Candidates for municipal office and their spouses have a limit for the total amount they may collectively contribute towards the candidate’s own campaign including money, the value of goods or services that the candidate or spouse donates to the campaign and the value of any inventory from the previous election that is used again in this campaign.

    This limit does not apply to School Board Trustee candidates.

    Go to Part G, Section 2 of the Candidate Information Guide for further information.

    A $1,200 limit applies to contributions to candidates from other individuals.

    If a person makes more than one contribution to a candidate (e.g. contributes money, contributes goods and purchases a ticket to a fundraising event), the total value of all the contributions cannot exceed $1,200.

    The maximum total amount that a contributor can give to candidates in the same jurisdiction (i.e. running for the same council or the same school board) is $5,000.

    Candidates are required to inform every contributor of the contribution limits. Information Sheet for Contributors.

    Corporations and trade unions are not permitted to make contributions to candidates. This includes contributions of goods and services.

    Spending Limits after the Close of Voting - Candidates and Third Party Advertisers
    There is a separate spending limit for expenses related to holding parties and other expressions of appreciation after the close of voting.

    This spending limit is calculated as 10% of the amount of the general spending limit.

    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.
    Third Party Advertiser

    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.

    Please see below for more details and/or information surrounding Third Party Advertisers

    Candidate Information Guide and Forms

    Download and review the Candidates’ Information Guide for all information pertaining to the 2018 Municipal Election

     

    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 - Election 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 papers accepted from 9 am until 2 pm

     

    Last day for a candidate to withdraw (deadline is 2 pm)

    July 30, 2018

    Certification of nomination papers to be completed by 4 p.m.

     

    Declaration of acclamation provided after 4 p.m.

     

    After candidates’ certification, Proxy appointment forms available for electors who cannot vote on any of the voting days

    September 4, 2018

    Voters’ list available to certified candidates

     

    Revision period begins – Electors may update or add their name to the voters’ list

    September 25, 2018 Final expense limits provided to candidates and third party advertiser
    October 19, 2018 Last day for an individual or entity to file a notice of registration as a third party advertiser
    October 22, 2018

    Voting locations open at 10 am and close at 8 pm

    December 1, 2018 New term of office begins
    December 31, 2018

    Campaign period ends for candidates and registered third parties

     

    Last day for candidate or registered third parties to file an Extension of campaign period (Form 6)

    March 28, 2019 Last day for candidate or registered third party to apply to Superior Court of Justice to extend the time to file the financial statement
    March 29, 2019

    Last day to file a primary financial statement for reporting period ending December 31, 2018 – applies to all candidates and third party advertisers (deadline is 2 p.m.)

     

    Last day for candidate or registered third party to notify City Clerk of filing extension received from the Superior Court of Justice

    April 29, 2019 Last day for candidate or registered third party to file a primary financial statement and pay $500 late filing fee (deadline is 2 p.m., penalties take affect at 2:01 p.m.)
    June 27, 2019 Last day to request a compliance audit on a primary financial statement
    July 2, 2019

    Last day to request a compliance audit on a primary financial statement

     

    End of supplementary campaign period

    September 26, 2019 Last day for candidate or registered third party to apply to Superior Court of Justice to extend the time to file the financial statement
    September 27, 2019

    Last day to file a supplementary financial statement for reporting period ending July 2, 2019 – only applied to those who filed a Form 6 to extend the campaign period (deadline is 2 p.m.)

     

    Last day for candidate or registered third party to notify Clerk of filing extension received from the Superior Court of Justice

    October 28, 2019 Last day for candidate or registered third party to file a supplementary financial statement and pay $500 late filing fee (deadline is 2 p.m., penalties take affect at 2:01 p.m.)
    December 27, 2019 Last day to request a compliance audit on a supplementary financial statement

     

     

     

    Voter Information
     
    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 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 Voter's List?
    Individuals seeking to confirm whether they are on the list and where they can vote on Voting Day may visit the 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 Vote Day, or at the voting location on Election 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 Election 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
    Voting Proxy

    Voting proxy forms are available at the Clerk's Office during regular business hours (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) and during Advance Votes between July 30 and October 22, 2018 or can be downloaded online via Electronic Proxy Form

     

    The Municipal Elections Act, 1996 sets out the statutory rights of electors to vote by proxy. The statute provides that a person who is entitled to be an elector may appoint another person who is also entitled as his or her voting proxy.

    Where an elector may be unable to attend the voting place on regular voting day, in lieu of appointing a proxy, the elector may vote at one of the Advance Votes set out under "Election Information"

    The requirements of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 with regards to proxy voting are to be followed explicitly!

    To comply:

    • The voting proxy must be made on the prescribed form available at the Clerk’s office;
    • The person appointed as the voting proxy must be qualified pursuant to Section 44(1), (2) or (3);
    • The appointment must be made within the specified time period se out in Section 44(4);
    • The name of the person appointed voting proxy must be filled in at the time the form is signed by the elector;
    • All signatures of the elector and witnesses must be original;
    • The person who has been appointed as a voting proxy must complete an application and statutory declaration on the prescribed form and present the application and the appointing document at the Clerk’s Office.

    A person shall not,

    (a) appoint more than one voting proxy;
    (b) act as a voting proxy for more than one person.

    Section (b) above does not apply if the proxy and the other person are spouses, same sex partners or siblings of each other, parent and child, or grandparent and grandchild.

    The appointment does not remain in force after Election Day.

    The application may be presented any time during regular business hours (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) and on the day of the Advance Vote the Clerk’s Office shall be open for this purpose from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.

    If satisfied, after considering the application, that the person who appointed the voting proxy is entitled to do so and that the person appointed is entitled to act as the other’s voting proxy, the Clerk shall certify the appointed proxy on the prescribed form.

    Voting process at the voting location

    A person may vote as a voting proxy only if he/she,

    (a) produces to the Deputy Returning Officer the appointing document with the Clerk’s certificate; and
    (b) takes the prescribed oath.

    A person who votes as a voting proxy is also entitled to vote in his/her own right.

    Distribution of Voting Proxy Forms

    Voting proxy forms are available from the Clerk's Office during regular business hours (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) and during the Advance Votes between 12:00 Noon and 5:00 p.m.

    At any one time, the following will apply:

    • Maximum one (1) form per elector
    • Maximum five (5) forms per candidate per day
    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 includes 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.

    City of Orillia Election Accessibility Plan

    Third Party Advertising (TPA)
     
    What is a Third Party Advertiser (TPA)?

    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.

    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.

    Contribution Limits to Third Party Advertisers

    Registered third party advertisers have no contribution limits and if the third party is an individual, their spouse can contribute to their own advertising campaign.

    There is a $1,200 limit that applies to all other contributions including the value of any goods or services donated to the third party advertiser.

    If an individual, corporation or trade union makes more than one contribution (e.g. contributes money, contributes goods, and purchases a ticket to a fundraising event), the total value of all the contributions cannot exceed $1,200.

    The maximum total amount that a contributor can give to third parties registered in the same municipality is $5,000.

    Third party advertisers are required to inform every contributor of the contribution limits. Information Sheet for Contributors to Third Party Advertisers.

    Contributors should keep track of their donations to ensure they don’t end up giving more than is permitted.

    Additional information may be found in the Ministry of Municipal Affairs (MMA) 2018 Candidates’ Guide.

    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
    TPA Registration Form
    TPA Guide
    City of Orillia TPA Information Guide

    MAH Guide for Third Party Advertisers

    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.
     List of Registered TPAs
     
    2014 Election Information
    Election Results
    Voter Turnout 1974 to 2014

    Advance Vote Turnout 1985 to 2014

    Official Election Results 2014

    Financial Statements
     
    Mayor

    Clarke, Steve

    Maxwell, John Edward

    Ward 1

    Beck, John

    Campbell, David

    Chatzikyriakos, Mike

    Emond, Ted

    Fecht, Joe

    Gardy, Wayne

    Porter, Donald

    Swartz, John

    Valiquette, Sarah

    Winterburn, Doug

    Ward 2

    Adams, Gwen

    Beck, John

    Bowen, Pete

    Cipolla, Ralph

    Falcon, John

    Holec, Jeff

    Kloostra, Rob

    Launchbury, Gordon

    Mathews, Bradley

    Ward 3

    Ainsworth, Mason

    Bhatt, Karen

    Cargoe, John Wayne

    Clark, Jeff

    Fogarty, Michael

    Olimer, Jeffrey Melvin

    Spears, Paul

    Van Houtte, Elizabeth

    Ward 4

    Clune, Kelly

    Evans, Don

    Hehn, Pat

    Hill, Andrew

    Lauer, Tim

    English Public

    Colefield, Norman

    Edwards, Debra

    Lloyd, Jodi 

    English Separate

    Reekie, Lydia

    Smith, Francis 

    Frequently Asked Questions
    When is the deadline to file a nomination?
    Nominations may be accepted in person only by a candidate or their agent from May 1, 2018 to July 26, 2018 during regular office hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on nomination day July 27, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    Where do I file my nomination?
    Nominations must be filed in person only by a candidate or their agent at Orillia City Centre, located at 50 Andrew Street South
    How much is the filing fee and how can I pay it?
     Filing Fee (Payable by cash, certified cheque, money order or Interac Debit)
    • $200 for Mayor
    • $100 for Councillor or School Board Trustee
    Where do I vote?
     
    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

    When is the Advance Vote? 
     
    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
    I can't attend any of the vote days, what do I do?

    Voting Proxy forms may be filed during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) and during the Advance Votes between July 30 and October 22, 2018.

    The Municipal Elections Act, 1996 sets out the statutory rights of electors to vote by proxy. The statute provides that a person who is entitled to be an elector may appoint another person who is also entitled as his or her voting proxy.

    Where an elector may be unable to attend the voting place on regular voting day, in lieu of appointing a proxy, the elector may vote at one of the Advance Votes set out under "Election Information"

    The requirements of the applicable legislation with regards to proxy voting are to be followed explicitly!

    To comply:

    • The voting proxy must be made on the prescribed form available at the Clerk’s office;
    • The person appointed as the voting proxy must be qualified pursuant to Section 44(1), (2) or (3);
    • The appointment must be made within the specified time period se out in Section 44(4);
    • The name of the person appointed voting proxy must be filled in at the time the form is signed by the elector;
    • All signatures of the elector and witnesses must be original;
    • The person who has been appointed as a voting proxy must complete an application and statutory declaration on the prescribed form and present the application and the appointing document at the Clerk’s Office.

    A person shall not,

    (a) appoint more than one voting proxy;
    (b) act as a voting proxy for more than one person.

    Section (b) above does not apply if the proxy and the other person are spouses, samesex partners or siblings of each other, parent and child, or grandparent and grandchild.

    The appointment does not remain in force after Election Day.

    The application may be presented any time when the Clerk’s Office is open and on the day of the Advance Vote the Clerk’s Office shall be open for this purpose from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 p.m.

    If satisfied, after considering the application, that the person who appointed the voting proxy is entitled to do so and that the person appointed is entitled to act as the other’s voting proxy, the Clerk shall certify the appointed proxy on the prescribed form.

    Voting Procedures at the Voting Location

    A person may vote as a voting proxy only if he/she,

    (a) produces to the Deputy Returning Officer the appointing document with the Clerk’s certificate; and
    (b) takes the prescribed oath.

    A person who votes as a voting proxy is also entitled to vote in his/her own right.

    Distribution of Voting Proxy Forms

    Voting proxy forms are only available from the Clerk's office during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) and during the Advance Votes. At any one time, the following will apply:

    • Maximum one (1) form per elector
    • Maximum five (5) forms per candidate per day
    What do I do if I'm not 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.

    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.  

    Where can I pick up a nomination package?
    Nomination packages can be downloaded online via the Candidate Information Guide. All forms and related information pertaining to the nomination process can be found under "Candidate Information"
    What is a TPA?

    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.

    What type of ID do I need to vote? 
    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
    What are the new City of Orillia ward boundaries?
     Map of City of Orillia with ward boundaries indicated.

     


     

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    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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