Information for Voters

The next regular Municipal Election to elect a Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Councillors, and School Board Trustees will be held on Monday, October 22, 2018.

Eligible electors will be casting ballots for the following offices:

  • Mayor – one (1) elected at large
  • Deputy Mayor – one (1) elected at large
  • Councillors – three (3) elected at large
  • School Board Trustee – one (1) elected per board

Who can vote?

A person is entitled to vote in a municipal election if they are a qualified elector. That means, on voting day, you must be:

  • a resident of the Township of South Stormont, or an owner or tenant of land, or the spouse of such an owner or tenant;
  • a Canadian citizen;
  • at least 18 years old; and
  • not prohibited from voting by law.

Voters’ List

The Voters’ List is a list of eligible electors in the Township of South Stormont.

During an election cycle, the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is responsible for preparing the preliminary list of electors for each Municipality and School Board in Ontario. It is MPAC’s Municipal Property Assessment database of both property owners and tenants that is used to prepare this preliminary list, which aids in the preparation of the final Voters’ List for Voting Day. Once Municipalities have the preliminary list of electors, the revision period begins and electors may add their name or make changes directly at the Voter Help Centre.

How does an eligible elector get on the Voters List?

 Eligible electors are asked to contact Town Hall by calling 613-534-8889 or sending an email to either info@southstormont.ca or vote@southstormont.ca to request an Application to Amend the Voters List (Form 24). The form must be completed and brought to Town Hall where the elector must show proof of name and qualifying address. If the elector does not have identification, they will be required to complete Form 9, a Statutory Declaration stating that they are an eligible elector. Ontario Regulation 304/13 requires that identification must be an original, certificate or notarial copy and shall show the person's name and qualifying address. You must present one of the following documents showing your name and address:

- 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 other 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 a municipality in Ontario or from an agency or such a government
- Any 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 (OAS)
- 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 RRSP, RRIF, RHOSP or T5 statement
- A CNIB 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 Homes Act, 2007, issued by the Administrator for the home
- A utility bill for hydro, water, gas, telephone or cable TV or a bill from a public utilities commission 28. A cheque stub, T4 statement or pay receipt issued by an employer
- A transcript or report card from a post-secondary school

 

TOWN HALL, 2 Mille Roches Road, Long Sault) is open from Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.
Additionally, Town Hall will be open:
Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM; and
Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, if you cannot attend during the week.

Voter Information Letter

Eligible and registered electors will receive, by mail, a Voter Information Letter. This white windowed envelope will be mailed with: IMPORTANT INFORMATION: 2018 MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS printed on the front. This letter will contain your individual, confidential Voting PIN. Voting instructions will be included in the voter letter mailed to each person on the Voters’ List. Included in this information are instructions on how to access the online voting system.

 If you still have not received your Voter Information Letter by October 9, please contact the Voter Help Centre.

When and Where do I vote?

Online voting

Eligible electors may vote online during advance voting and on election day, using a smart phone, tablet device or computer and any accompanying assistive devices or software, along with their date of birth and PIN to access the internet address provided in their Voter Information Letter.

To access a computer, eligible electors may visit County Library locations within the Township of South Stormont during their regular business hours. A link to the schedule for the available library branches in South Stormont is provided below: 

Ingleside Branch

Long Sault Branch

In person voting

For those individuals who prefer to vote by paper ballot, or who require the assistance of a trained Election Official, an advance Voting Place and several Election Day Voting Places will be open to provide in-person voting opportunities. Internet voting via a laptop will also be available at the voting locations. Please note you must bring your Voter Information Letter and identification when voting in person.

When you arrive to vote in person you must show identification to prove that you are the person whose name appears on the voters’ list. The identification must show your name and address. Photo identification is not required. View list of acceptable identification.

A Canadian passport is not an acceptable identification document because you write your address inside your passport yourself.

Advance voting locations

Location Address Date and Hours

Woodland Villa Long Term Care Facility

(for residents of the facility only)

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30 Mille Roches Road, Long Sault

October 18 
10 AM to 12 Noon

Help Centre (Municipal Office)

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2 Mille Roches Road, Long Sault

October 17-19 
9 AM to 4 PM

October 20-21
10 AM to 3 PM

 

Voting Place Hours and Locations on Voting Day

Location Address Date and Hours

Help Centre (Municipal Office)

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2 Mille Roches Road, Long Sault

October 22
10 AM to 8 PM

South Stormont Seniors’ Support Centre

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34 Memorial Square, Ingleside

October 22
10 AM to 8 PM

Newington Fire Hall

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3931 County Road 12, Newington

October 22
10 AM to 8 PM 

St. Andrews West Fire Hall

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5205 Highway 138, St. Andrews West

October 22
10 AM to 8 PM

 

 

Voter Help Centre

The South Stormont Town Hall is designated as the Voter Help Centre. Internet access will be available to any elector requiring such service.

Voter Help Centre Hours:

October 17 – 19, 2018

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

October 20 – 21, 2018

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

October 22, 2018 (Election Day)

10:00 AM to 8:00 PM