2014 Municipal Election

Voter Information

Internet and Telephone Voting Methods

List of 2014 Candidates (Official Nominations)

Candidate Qualifications

Candidate Financial Responsibilities

Compliance Audit Committee

Notice of Nominations for Town of Tecumseh 2014 Municipal Election

Thinking of Running for a Council Position?

 

Voter Information

Who can vote?

A person is entitled to vote in the 2014 Municipal Elections for the Town of Tecumseh if, on Election Day, he or she:

  • Resides in the Town of Tecumseh or is an owner or tenant of land in the Town, or is a spouse of such owner or tenant;
  • Is a Canadian citizen;
  • Is at least 18 years old; and
  • Is not prohibited from voting under Section 17(3) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, or otherwise by law.

Who cannot vote?

The following persons are prohibited from voting:

  • A person who is 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, except as a voting proxy in accordance with Section 44 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996.
  • A person who was convicted of the corrupt practice described in section 90(3) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, if voting day in the current election is less than five years after voting day in the election in respect of which he or she was convicted.

Ensure you are on the Voter's List

The Voters' List is a list of persons who are eligible to vote [electors] in the 2014 Municipal and School Board Elections. The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation [MPAC] prepares a Preliminary List of Electors [PLE] for municipalities from its property assessment information and enumerations. The PLE is used to prepare the Voters' List.  You must be on the Voters' List to receive a Voter Information Letter containing vital information about voting using the internet or telephone.

Eligible electors are encouraged to call or visit Tecumseh Town Hall to ensure they are on the Voters' List, that their information is correct and that their date of birth is registered.

Eligible electors who do not appear on the Voters' List are required to fill out an Application to Amend the Voters' List (Form EL15).  Applications to Amend the Voters' List must be submitted in person to the Clerk, or designate, at Tecumseh Town Hall.  Photo identification will also be required.

 

Internet and Telephone Voting Methods

The 2014 Municipal Elections will be conducted using Internet and Telephone Voting, as the sole method of voting. On October 10, 2014, Tecumseh Electors will be mailed a Voter Information Letter [VIL] which will provide instructions on how to vote using these methods, along with a Personal Identification Number [PIN]. If you do not receive your VIL by October 17, 2014, please contact the Clerk’s Office 519-735-2184 or visit the Tecumseh Town Hall.

 

LIST OF 2014 CANDIDATES (Official Nominations)

Nominations for the offices of Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Councillors Wards 1, 2, 3, & 4 were certified following Nomination Day, Friday, September 12, 2014.

Municipal Council Certified List

Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board Certified List

 

MAYOR
   Di Millo, Antonello
469 Lesperance Road
Tecumseh, Ontario
N8N 1W2

 
519 739 1515 biggietony@gmail.com
Hardcastle, Cheryl
426 Lesperance Road
Tecumseh, Ontario
N8N 1W4

 
519 735 8765
                         

 
cheryl@radiokaos.com

McNamara, Gary
790 Revland Drive
Tecumseh, Ontario
N8N 5B2

519 735 6654 gmcnamara1@cogeco.ca
DEPUTY MAYOR
   

Azar, Tony J.
12714 Riverside Drive East  
Tecumseh, Ontario
N8N 1A3

519 996 3456 tonyazar333@gmail.com

Bachetti, Joe
1918 Corbi Lane
Tecumseh, Ontario
N8N 5C8

519 979 3339 tecumsehjoe2014@gmail.com
Burton, Tom
12139 Orchard Drive
Tecumseh, Ontario
N8N 4A1

 
519 979 2339 tbcharlie8@gmail.com
COUNCILLORS
Ward 1 Blais, Marcel 'Pat'
1313 Cardinal Crescent
Tecumseh, Ontario
N8N 4V2

 
519 735 2686  M_Blais@bell.net

Dowie, Andrew
313 Centennial Drive
Tecumseh, Ontario
N8N 2P1

519 962 8832 andrew@andrewdowie.ca
Gilboe, Bob
1033 William Street
Tecumseh, Ontario
N8N 2A5

 
519 817 4294 bgilboe@bell.net
Hofgartner, Daniel
12650 Riverside Drive East
Tecumseh, Ontario
N8N 1A3

 
519 735 3927 dhofgartner@cogeco.ca
Ossington, Rita
1433 Lesperance Road
Tecumseh, Ontario
N8N 1X8

 
519 735 8251 ritaossington@gmail.com
Ward 2 Dorion, Guy
427 Arlington Boulevard
Tecumseh, Ontario
N8N 2K1
 
519 735 8580 g8dorion@gmail.com
Rohrer, Mike
223 Kensington Boulevard
Tecumseh, Ontario
N8N 2K8

 
519 735 4686 mike@rohrer.ca
Ward 3 Dunning, Mike
1873 Hebert Street
Tecumseh, Ontario
N8N 4G5

 
519 971 6195 midunning@hotmail.com

Hopper, Todd
12331 Meconi Drive
Tecumseh, Ontario
N9K 1A7

519 995 5882 thopper@visionwealth.ca

Houston, Brian
2653 12th Concession
Tecumseh, Ontario
N8N 2M1

519 739 0842 bhouston@sympatico.ca
Morand, Paul
1921 Lesperance Road
Tecumseh, Ontario
N8N 1Y5

 
519 735 4073 pmorand@cogeco.ca
Ward 4 Haddad, Elie
1797 Lesperance Road
Tecumseh, Ontario
N8N 1Y2

 
519 992 6972 haddadelie04@gmail.com

Jobin, Tania
4710 11th Concession
Tecumseh, Ontario
N0R 1K0

519 735 9286 tania.jobin@bell.net
GREATER ESSEX COUNTY DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEE
Lakeshore and Tecumseh

Buckler, Connie
2410 Francois Road
Windsor, Ontario
N8W 4T4

519 915 9373 chowe37@cogeco.ca
Duggan, Bernadette
1908 Hebert Street
Tecumseh, Ontario
N8N 4G6

 
519 735 3320 voteduggan@gmail.com
Richards, Trudy
P.O. Box 1347
Harrow, Ontario
N0R 1G0

 
226 347 3123 trudyforpublicboard@gmail.com
WINDSOR-ESSEX CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEE
Tecumseh Altenhof, William 'Bill'
266 Edgewater Boulevard
Tecumseh, Ontario
N8N 2H2

 
519 253 3000 x2619 altenh1@uwindsor.ca
Frank, Charles
520 Brunelle Crescent
Tecumseh, Ontario
N8N 4H7

 
519 735 1757 cdf@mnsi.net

Tope, Susan
1285 Cardinal Crescent
Tecumseh, Ontario
N8N 4V1

226 280 3734 susantope3@gmail.com
CONSEIL SCOLAIRE CATHOLIQUE PROVIDENCE TRUSTEE
Ward 1

Bisnaire, Joseph
350 Laporte Avenue
Windsor, Ontario
N8S 3P8

519 948 0023 jbisnaire@sympatico.ca
Wards 2, 3 & 4 Kenny, Jacques
7296 Malden Road
LaSalle, Ontario
N9J 2T7

 
519 734 7296 jacqueskenny@hotmail.com
CONSEIL SCOLAIRE VIAMONDE TRUSTEE
County of Essex Chemzari, Zakaria
304-1311 Pelletier Street
Windsor, Ontario
N9B 1R9

 
226 787 5157 zakaria_chemzari@yahoo.fr

Malo, Gérard
1523 Shepherd Street East
Windsor, ON
N8X 2M7

226 347 7382 gerard_malo47@yahoo.ca
Noyadoo, Yoven
139 Marentette Drive
Lakeshore, Ontario
N0R 1A0
519 830 3883 noyadoo@gmail.com

Teasdale, Guillaume
1363 Lincoln Road
Windsor, Ontario
N8Y 2J2

 

guillaumeteasdale@gmail.com

 

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS

Municipal Office

A candidate for Municipal Office must, upon nomination, be a qualified municipal elector and fulfil all of the following requirements:

  • a resident of the municipality, a non-resident owner or tenant of land in the municipality or the spouse of such non-resident owner or tenant;
  • a Canadian citizen;
  • at least 18 years old;
  • not legally prohibited from voting; and
  • not disqualified by any legislation from holding municipal office.

A candidate, if nominated, must remain qualified throughout the election and, if elected, throughout the term of office.

The following persons are disqualified from being elected to a Municipal Office:

  • any person not eligible to vote in the municipality;
  • an employee of a municipality unless he or she:
    • takes an unpaid leave of absence before being nominated, and
    • resigns, if elected to the office;
  • a judge of any court;
  • a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, a Senator or a member of the House of Commons; or
  • an inmate of a penal or correctional institution under sentence of imprisonment.

School Board Office

A candidate for a School Board must, upon nomination, be a qualified municipal elector and fulfil all of the following requirements:

  • a resident within the jurisdiction of the board;
  • a supporter of the board;
  • a Canadian citizen;
  • at least 18 years old;
  • Roman Catholic (if running for a separate school board);
  • not legally prohibited from voting; and
  • not disqualified by any legislation from school board office.

A candidate for the School Board, if nominated, must remain qualified throughout the election and, if elected, throughout the term of office. School Board candidates should confirm that they have the qualifications described in section 219 of the Education Act.

A candidate for a School Board Office cannot be a Clerk, Deputy Clerk, Treasurer or Deputy Treasurer of a municipality within the jurisdiction of a Board.

The following persons are disqualified from being elected to a School Board Office:

  • any person not eligible to vote in the municipality;
  • an employee of a school board unless he or she:
    • takes an unpaid leave of absence before being nominated, and
    • resigns, if elected to the office;
  • a judge of any court;
  • a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, a Senator or a member of the House of Commons; or
  • an inmate of a penal or correctional institution under sentence of imprisonment.

Despite the above disqualification, MPs, MPPs and Senators may be nominated for Municipal or School Board Office without having to resign their current seat in Parliament, the Legislature or the Senate. However, by 2:00 pm on Nomination Day, MPs, MPPs and Senators are required to resign their current seat should they wish to continue to seek a Municipal or School Board Office. Federal or Provincial Cabinet Ministers must step down from Cabinet prior to filing their nomination, and resign their seat by Nomination Day. If an MP, MPP or Senator does not resign prior to the close of nominations, their nomination will be rejected.

For more information, as to filing requirements, please contact the Clerk's Office at 519-735-2184.

Laura Moy, Director Staff Services/Clerk

 

CANDIDATE FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

All candidates, including those not elected, those who withdraw their nomination or those whose nomination is rejected by the Town Clerk, must disclose and report their contributions and expenses, using the prescribed form, no later than March 27, 2015, at 2 pm.

For detailed information relating to financial responsibilities, campaign contributions, campaign expenses, and financial reporting, candidates should consult the 2014 Candidates' Guide for Ontario Municipal and School Board Elections published by the Province of Ontario.

Legislated Campaign Periods and Filing Dates

A Candidate's campaign period starts on the date that the nomination is filed and ends on December 31, 2014, or if the nomination is withdrawn, on the date of withdrawal.

All candidates for office (even those that have withdrawn their nomination) are required to file financial statements with the Clerk by 2 pm on March 27, 2015.

Should a Candidate file a Form 6 to extend their Campaign they are also required to file supplementary filings.

 

2014 CANDIDATE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

All candidates are required to file a financial statement by no later than 2 pm on March 27, 2015.  Any candidate that has extended their campaign period will be required to file an additional financial statement no later than September 24, 2015.

 

William Altenhof - Financial Statement - Auditor's Report [Form 4]

Tony J. Azar - Financial Statement - Auditor's Report [Form 4]

Marcel Blais - Financial Statement - Auditor's Report [Form 4}

Tom Burton - Financial Statement - Auditor's Report [Form 4}

Guy Dorion - Financial Statement - Auditor's Report [Form 4]

Andrew Dowie - Financial Statement - Auditor's Report [Form 4]

Mike Dunning - Financial Statement - Auditor's Report [Form 4]

Charles Frank - Financial Statement - Audtior's Report [Form 4}

Robert Gilboe - Financial Statement - Auditor's Report [Form 4}

Elie Haddad - Financial Statement - Auditori's Report [Form 4]

Daniel Hofgartner - Financial Statement - Auditor's Report [Form 4]

Todd Hopper - Financial Statement - Auditor's Report [Form 4]

Paul Morand - Financial Statement - Auditor's Report [Form 4]

Rita Ossington - Financial Statement - Auditor's Report [Form 4]

Mike Rohrer - Financial Statement - Auditor's Report [Form 4]

Susan Tope - Financial Statement - Auditor's Report [Form 4]

Melanie Turner - Financial Statement - Auditor's Report [Form 4]

Gary Mcnamara - Financial Statement - Auditors Report [Form 4}

Brian Huston - Financial Statement - Auditors Report [Form 4}

Joe Bachetti - Financial Statement - Auditors Report [Form 4}

Cheryl Hardcastle - Financial Statement - Auditors Report [Form 4}

Tanya Jobin- Financial Statement - Auditors Report [Form 4}

COMPLIANCE AUDIT COMMITTEE

Any elector who is entitled to vote in an election and believes that a candidate has contravened a provision of the Municipal Elections Act [MEA] relating to election campaign finances can apply for a compliance audit of a candidate's financial statement.  

What is a Municipal Election Compliance Audit Committee? 

In accordance with MEA, Tecumseh Council is required to have a Municipal Election Compliance Audit Committee to consider compliance audit applications with regard to Candidates' financial statements filed under Section 81 of the MEA for the 2014 election.



Election Compliance Audit Committee Terms of Reference

Compliance Audit Committee Process

Application for Compliance Audit

 

Notice of Nominations for Town of Tecumseh 2014 Municipal Election - October 27, 2014

Filing of Nominations Period: January 2, 2014 to September 12, 2014

Nominations will be accepted for the offices of:

  • Mayor [one to be elected at large]
  • Deputy Mayor [one to be elected at large]
  • Councillor Ward 1 [two to be elected]
  • Councillor Ward 2 [one to be elected]
  • Councillor Ward 3 [one to be elected]
  • Councillor Ward 4 [one to be elected]

Nominations will be received for School Board Trustees at the following municipalities, as assigned:

  • Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board
    • Tecumseh [one trustee to be elected] - accepted by the Clerk, Town of Tecumseh
  • Greater Essex County District School Board
    • Lakeshore and Tecumseh [one trustee to be elected] - accepted by the Clerk, Town of Lakeshore
  • Conseil scolaire catholique Providence
    • Windsor and Tecumseh Ward 1 [one trustee to be elected] - accepted by the Clerk, City of Windsor
    • Lakeshore and Tecumseh Wards 2, 3, & 4 [one trustee to be elected] - accepted by the Clerk, Town of Lakeshore
  • Conseil scolaire Viamonde
    • County of Essex [one trustee to be elected] - accepted by the Clerk, City of Windsor

Nominations, on the prescribed form, may be filed in the Office of the Clerk, 917 Lesperance Road, from January 2, 2014 to September 11, 2014, during regular business hours [Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm], and on Nomination Day September 12, 2014, between the hours of 9:00 am and 2:00 pm.

The term of elected office will be from December 1, 2014, to November 30, 2018.

The Nomination and required Declaration of Qualifications forms are available in the Office of the Clerk or on the Website. The following must be provided at the time of filing:

  • A completed nomination paper
  • A Declaration of Qualification by the candidate
  • The prescribed filing fee in cash, certified cheque, money order payable to The Corporation of the Town of Tecumseh, or by debit, in the amount of $200 for the office of Mayor, or $100 for all other offices
  • Candidate identification [Driver’s License or other government issued photo identification]

Please Note:

A person who proposes to be a candidate may not accept contributions for election purposes, or incur expenses, until that person has filed a nomination paper and declaration with the Town Clerk.

Withdrawal of Nominations

A person nominated for any office may withdraw his or her nomination by submitting a written withdrawal to the Town Clerk before 2:00 pm on Friday, September 12, 2014. If an agent files a written withdrawal on behalf of the candidate, the candidate must provide the agent with an original, signed letter of authorization to file the withdrawal.

 

Thinking of Running for a Council Position?

The Association of Municipalities of Ontario [AMO] provides an online course which is geared to individuals who are planning to run for a seat on municipal council.

“So You Want to Run for Council” is a course to supplement the materials that prospective candidates will receive from the Clerk. The course content was designed by current and retired members of council, and covers the opportunities and challenges that exist in community leadership. Some of the areas covered in the course are:

  • Reasons that you should and should not run for council
  • What you should know before you run for office
  • Dealing with the media
  • Techniques for working with others
  • The roles of council members and staff
  • What are the powers and influence of municipal government
  • Transparency and accountability in government

You can view the AMO's "So You Want to Run for Council?" flyer for further details or take the course at amo.skillbuilder.ca/home.

 

The following links provide information on:

Candidate Qulaifications

List of Candidates

Candidate Financial Responsibilities

Financial Statements

Compliance Audits

 

*Please note that modifications and amendments will be made to this site as information becomes available.