Do you want to learn more about Municipal Elections?

Are you interested in becoming a Candidate in 2010?

Don’t quite know where and how to vote? You came to the right place!

The next Municipal Election will be held on Monday, October 25, 2010.

Forms and Information
  The Municipal Election 2010 Guide (PDF Only)
Election Campaign Finances
Financial Statement – Auditor’s Report – Form 4
Nomination – Form 1
2010 Freedom of Information Release
2010 Request for Voters List
2010 Withdrawal of Nomination Form
Voter Identification

For information on becoming a Candidate or questions about voting, please contact Charles Barton, CAO – Clerk. 45 Beatty Street, Nipissing Ontario, P0H 1W0 1-705-724-2144

NOTICE OF VOTE
TOWNSHIP OF NIPISSING

WHEREAS more candidates have been nominated to each of the following offices than the
number required to fill such offices;

NOTICE is hereby given that voting will be held upon the dates and at the times and places
stated in this notice for the purpose of electing the holders of such offices.

OFFICES FOR WHICH VOTING TO BE HELD

1 – MAYOR TOWNSHIP OF NIPISSING

4 – COUNCILLORS TOWNSHIP OF NIPISSING

1 – TRUSTEE NEAR NORTH DISTRICT
SCHOOL BOARD
– Zone 3

1 – TRUSTEE NIPISSING-PARRY SOUND
CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD
– East and South of the City of North Bay

ADVANCE VOTING

Saturday, October 16, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Location: Township of Nipissing Office, 45 Beatty Street, Nipissing, Ontario

REGULAR VOTING

Regular voting will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, October 25, 2010.

Voting locations:

Voting Subdivision No. 1 – Commanda Community Centre,
4009 Highway 522, Commanda, ON

Voting Subdivision No. 2 & 3 – South Shore Education Centre,
60 Beatty Street, Nipissing, ON

Voting Subdivision No. 4 – Township of Nipissing Community Centre,
2381 Highway 654, R. R. 1, Callander, ON

PROXY APPLICATIONS

Proxy Applications will be accepted at the Clerk=s Office during regular office hours and on the day of the Advance Vote from noon to 5:00 p.m. at the Clerk=s Office. The last day for making application to the Clerk for a certificate to vote by proxy is Monday, October 25, 2010.

GIVEN UNDER MY HAND THIS 15th DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2010

CHARLES BARTON, CAO-CLERK

TOWNSHIP OF NIPISSING

2010 Municipal Election: Notice of Nomination

If you plan to seek office in the 2010 Municipal Election in The Township of Nipissing, you must file your nomination form with the Municipal Clerk before you spend or raise any money for campaign activities. Voting Day is scheduled for Monday, October 25, 2010.

Nominations

The prescribed nomination forms may be obtained and filed at the Clerk’s office, 45 Beatty Street, Nipissing, Ontario, during the following times:

• During normal working hours of the Clerk’s Office, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. from January 4, 2010 up to 2:00 p.m. on Nomination Day – September 10, 2010.

The nomination shall:

a) be in the prescribed form and signed by the person being
nominated;

b) be accompanied by the prescribed filing fee of $200.00 for the office
of Mayor “One to be elected at large” and $100 for the office of
Councillor “Four to be elected at large”. This fee is payable by
cash, certified cheque or money order payable to The Township of
Nipissing.

For further information, please contact:

Charles Barton, CAO-Clerk
705-724-2144

Voters’ List

Starting Wednesday, September 1, 2010 the preliminary list of electors will be available for viewing at the Township of Nipissing Office, 45 Beatty Street. If when you check the list, your name is missing or is listed incorrectly, you can have the list revised.

To make changes to the Preliminary List of Electors

In order to revise the list, you must file an application with the Municipal Clerk. The application forms will be available at the Municipal Office from 8:30 a.m. to Noon and 12:30p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, beginning September 7, 2010.
There are two revision forms available that are outlined below:

1. An Application to Amend the Voters’ List (Form EL15) can be used to:

• Add the applicant’s name to the list
• Correct the applicant’s information on the list
• Delete the applicant’s or a family member’s name (deceased, moved, other)
• Revise the applicant’s school support status and Canadian citizenship.

The period for revisions to the Voters’ List is from Tuesday September 7, 2010
to the close of voting on Voting Day (October 25, 2010).

2. An application for Removal of Another’s Name from Voters’ List (Form EL16) can be used to:

• Delete another person’s name (deceased, moved, other)

Applications to remove another person’s name from the list may be made between September 7, 2010 and September 10, 2010.

These forms must be submitted in person by the individual applying to make the changes to the voters’ list. The applicant must be an eligible elector and identification may be requested. Electronic or facsimile copies are not accepted. The applicant must make a declaration and sign the form in the presence of the Clerk or designate.
Completed forms are used to update the database of electors and the information is sent to the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC). In order to update their database, we need to know:

• Name of elector and their previous qualifying and mailing addresses
• Elector’s current qualifying address and whether they’re an owner, spouse or tenant
• Elector’s birth date, school support

Without this information, we will be unable to update the necessary record of information.

Accessibility

The Township of Nipissing welcomes ALL individuals to the vote on election day.To help electors that need assistance in casting their vote, The Township of Nipissing has provided staff (permanent, contract, or volunteer) training on providing accessible customer service. The Township also welcomes the Use of Service Animals and has accessible parking available for electors. Voting locations and accessible parking will also be easily identified by signage at the polling locations located at the Township Office and The South Shore Education Centre. The Township asks voters to call us if any additional assistance or support is required.

South Shore Education Centre Elections Site

Municipal Elections Act, 1996 amendments
As of January 1, 2010, there have been several legislative amendments to the Municipal Elections Act, 1996. One key change includes the needs of candidates and electors with disabilities. New provisions have been added to require that all voting places are accessible to electors with disabilities and the Clerk is to prepare a report within 90 days of voting day on the identification, removal and prevention of barriers that affect electors and candidates with disabilities.