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Municipal Election 2018

2018 North Grenville Municipal Elections

Key Dates

April 23 Canadiate packages available
May 1 Nomination Period begins
July 27 Nomination Period closes at 2:00 p.m.
October 4 Delivery of Voter Information Letters begins
October 15 Internet & telephone voting opens at 10:00 a.m.
October 22 Voting Day - paper ballot voting opens at 10:00 a.m. and all voting closes at 8:00 p.m.
December 1 Term of office for new Council begins

The 2018 Municipal election taking place on Monday, October 22, will be to elect a Mayor and 4 Councillors for the North Grenville Municipal Council for a term of office running from December 1, 2018 through November 15, 2022 (4 years). 

The election will also be to elect Trustees for the following school boards:

  • Upper Canada District School Board (English Language Public School Board Trustee) - 1 Trustee for Ward Number 6, which is comprised of the the Municipality of North Grenville, the Township of Edwardsburg-Cardinal and the Town of Prescott
  • Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario (English Language Catholic School Board Trustee) - 1 Trustee  for Zone 3, which is comprised of Grenville County and the Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley 
  • Conseil des écoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario (French Language Public School Trustee) - 1 Trustee for Geographic Region 2, which is comprised of all municipalities in the Counties of Leeds and Grenville, Frontenac, Hastings, Prince Edward, and Lennox and Addington
  • Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est (French Language Catholic School Board) - 1 Trustee for Electoral Zone 2 which is comprised of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville Counties

Information for Candidates

Are you interested in running for Municipal office or want to learn more about what is involved in being on Municipal Council?  Municipal Election Information Sessions are being held at various locations throughout Leeds & Grenville during the month of April.  Click here for details on dates, times & locations.  In addition to these sessions, Canadidate Information Packages, with details about sitting on Municipal Council and running for office, will be available on this website or from the Municipal Office beginning April 23.

Who can run as a candidate for Mayor or Councillor?

A person is entitled to be a candidate in an election held in a local municipality if, on Voting Day, he or she:

  • lives in the Municipality of North Grenville or is the owner or tenant of land in the Municipality of North Grenville or is the spouse of such owner or tenant;
  • is a Canadian citizen;
  • is at least 18 years old; and
  • is not prohitibed from voting.

Despite the above, the following people are disqualified from being elected as a member of Council or from holding office as a member of Council:

  • an employee of the Municipality unless he or she takes an unpaid leave of absence beginning the day they are nominated and resigns if elected to the office;
  • a judge of any court;
  • a member of the Provincial Legislature, the Federal House of Commons or Senate who has not resigned from their office by the close of nominations. Proof of resignation must be provided by the close of nominations or the Clerk will not certify the nomination; and
  • a candidate who failed to file the necessary financial statement(s) in the last Municipal election or by-election.

Who can run as a canadidate for school board Trustee?

A person is entitled to be a candidate in an election held in a local municipality if, on Voting Day, he or she:

  • is a Canadian citizen; is at least 18 years old;
  • is a resident of board's area of jurisdiction;
  • is a supporter of that school board; and
  • is not prohitibed from voting.

Despite the above, the following people are disqualified from being elected as a school board trusteel or from holding office on any school board:

  • an employee of the school board unless he or she takes an unpaid leave of absence beginning the day they are nominated and resigns if elected to the office;
  • a clerk, treasurer, deputy-clerk or deputy-treasurer of any municipality within the area of jurisdiction of the school board except those on an unpaid leave of absence;
  • a member of the Provincial Legislature, the Federal House of Commons or Senate who has not resigned from their office by the close of nominations. Proof of resignation must be provided by the close of nominations or the Clerk will not certify the nomination; and
  • a candidate who failed to file the necessary financial statement(s) in the last Municipal election or by-election.

How does someone become a canadidate?

An individual can become a candidate by filing the following information with the Returning Officer (2nd floor of the North Grenville Municipal Centre, 285 County Road 44), beginning Tuesday, May 1, 2018 during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.):

  • the prescribed Nomination Paper form (expected to be available in mid-to-late April)
  • the prescribed declaration by at least 25 persons endorsing the nomination who are eligible to vote 
  • a Declaration of Qualifications 
  • a completed Consent to Release Personal Information
  • the prescribed nomination filing fee of $200 for the office of Mayor and $100 for the office of Councillor

The candidate or the agent filing the nomination form will be required to present proof of identity. Nomination forms may NOT be mailed, faxed or emailed.  If an agent is filing the nomination form, the form must be fully completed by the candidate prior to the filing.  Nomination forms can be submitted up until Friday, July 27, 2018 at 2:00 pm.

New for the 2018 Municipal election: candidates are now required to have at least 25 people endorse their nomination for the position of Mayor or Councillor. Those endorsing a nomination must be eligible to vote in an election for an office within the Municipality, if a regular election was held on the day that the person endorses the nomination. The nomination forms must be submitted with a declaration of qualification from each of the eligible electors endorsing their nomination.

** Note: Nomination forms are public documents and are available for inspection in the Clerk’s Office.

Nomination forms for school board Trustee positions, may be filed with the appropriate Returning Officer as follows:

  • Upper Canada District School Board - Returning Officer for the Municipality of North Grenville, North Grenville Municipality Centre, 285 County Road 44, Kemptville
  • Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario - Returning Officer for the Municipality of North Grenville, North Grenville Municipality Centre, 285 County Road 44, Kemptville
  • Conseil des écoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario - Returning Officer for the City of Kingston, City Hall, 216 Ontario Street, Kingston
  • Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est - Returning Officer for the Municipality of North Grenville, North Grenville Municipality Centre, 285 County Road 44, Kemptville

Information for Voters

The 2018 Municipal election will take place on October 22 and will be conducted using internet and telephone voting as well as paper ballots.  Eligible electors will be mailed a Voter Information Letter during the month of October that will provide voters with a PIN (Personal Identification Number) which will allow voters to vote 24 hours a day for 8 consecutive days (October 15-22) from any telephone or device connected to the internet. 

On Voting Day, October 22, electors who choose to, will be able to vote by paper ballot at the Municipal Centre between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Who is eligible to vote in the North Grenville Municipal election?

An individual is elgible to vote in the North Grenville election if they are:

  • a Canadian citizen;
  • at least 18 years old on Voting Day;
  • a resident of the Municipality of North Grenville or the owner or tenant of land in the Municipality of North Grenville or are the spouse of such owner or tenant; and 
  • not prohibited from voting under any law

The following are not eligible to vote:

  • 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; or
  • a person convicted of a corrupt practice for an election held within four years of voting day

Who is eligible to vote in a school board election?

An individual is elgible to vote in a school board election if they are:

  • a Canadian citizen;
  • at least 18 years old on Voting Day;
  • a resident of the Municipality of North Grenville or the owner or tenant of residential land in the Municipality of North Grenville or are the spouse of such owner or tenant

If you are eligible to vote in a municipality because you are the owner or tenant (or spouse of an owner or tenant) of commercial property, you are not eligible to vote for a school trustee.

To determine which school board an individual is eligible to vote for, the following criteria is used:

  • 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.
  • French language public school board - You must be a French language rights holder and you must be a supporter (or the spouse of a supporter) of the French language public school 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.

"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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Election Contacts

  • Pominville, Cahl

    Director of Corporate Services & Clerk

    613-258-9569 ext 110

  • Valentin, Katie

    Deputy Clerk & Communications Coordinator

    613-258-9569 ext 109

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