2018 Municipal Election
The 2018 Municipal Election took place on Monday, October 22nd. There was no vote by mail.
Voting took place 24/7 from Tuesday, October 9 at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, October 22, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
The Municipal Clerk is the Returning Officer and conducts elections for the following offices:
- Deputy Mayor
- School Trustees
If you are not sure if you are registered on the Voter's List or need to make a change to your information please come into the municipal office to fill out Form EL15 to be put on the list. You will need Identification to show proof of identity and if you are not on the property tax roll in our system you will have to submit proof of qualifying address in Hastings Highlands.
You may call 613 338-2811 ext 201 to reach an Elections Assistant.
PLease be advised if you wish to be put on the Voters' List or make changes and you cannot come into the office in person to fill out the EL15 Form, we will require an emailed or faxed copy of Identification to be a certiifed copy.
Please make every attempt to call or come into the Municipal Office to get registered well before Election Day.
On April 19, 2017 Council passed a bylaw which will allow for internet/telephone voting for the 2018 Municipal Election. The Municipality participated in a joint RFP for internet/telephone voting service providers with other Hastings County municipalities: Township of Tudor and Cashel, Municipality of Marmora and Lake, Township of Carlow-Mayo, Township of Limerick, Municipality of Tweed, Municipality of Centre Hastings.
Eligible electors can vote using a telephone, computer, cell phone, iPad, tablet, or laptop. This is an accessible, environmentally-friendly, and convenient method of voting. Internet voting provides voters with flexibility and convenience, reduces wait times at voting locations, delivers quick and accurate results, and allows students and vacationers to vote from anywhere.
The municipal office will be made available during business hours as a Voter Help Centre to provide ease of voting and a familiar experience.
You will be able to vote in advance of Election Day. The voting period will be from October 9, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. to October 22, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
On Election Day, The Municipal office will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. for anyone wishing to use a device/laptop. We will have areas set up for internet voting which will be located inside the entrance to the Muncipal office. We do encourage voters who require assistance to come in before Election Day, or as soon as they receive their Voter Information Letter.
For more information please contact the Clerks Department by phone 613-338-2811 ext. 277 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Video demonstration of internet voting ** https://youtu.be/i4_pWco2c7M
The only difference in the intstructional video is that Hastings Highlands will also be voting for a DEPUTY MAYOR At Large, the same as for MAYOR and up to FIVE COUNCIL MEMBERS and a SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEE.
*Please see the sub heading under this tab titled "Telephone and Internet Voting" for more info.
Electors in Hastings Highlands will be voting for a MAYOR at large, a DEPUTY MAYOR at large, 5 COUNCIL MEMBERS at large and ONLY FRENCH SEPARATE SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEE - the other school board trustees have been ACCLAIMED.
A Voter Information Letter will be mailed directly to electors in the beginning of October, providing a voter with a website address/telephone number(s) and a secure PIN which will allow individuals to vote 24 hours a day beginning Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. until Monday, October 22, 2018 up until 8:00 p.m. from any telephone or any device connected to the internet.
If members of the public wish to come into the Municipal office to use a laptop or a device that is set up for Electronic Voting, they may do so during Municipal office hours:
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 from 10:00 A.M - 4:00 P.M.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - Friday, October 12, 2018 from 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Monday, October 15, 2018 from 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - Friday, October 19, 2018 from 8:00 A.M - 4:00 P.M.
Monday, October 22, 2018 Election Day from 9:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Monday, October 22, 2018 OFFICE DOORS CLOSE AT 8:00 P.M.
2018 Elections Documents
- EL15 Form2018-09-27
- Nominations Close for the 2018 Municipal & School Board Elections2018-07-27
- 2018 Municipal Election Procedure Manual2018-05-04
- Bylaw 2018 039 Lame Duck2018-03-21
- Accessibility Plan re: Indentification, Removal & Prevention of Barriers that affect Candidates & Electors with Disabilites2018-01-01
- Bylaw #2017-102 Automatic Recount Policy 2017-12-06