2018 Municipal Election

 

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2018 MUNICIPAL ELECTION INFORMATION

Voter Information

Internet and Telephone Voting Methods

List of 2018 Candidates (Unofficial Nominations - Official Nominations to be Posted on Monday, July 30, 2018)

Candidate Qualifications

Candidate Financial Responsibilities

Compliance Audit Committee

Notice of Nominations for Town of Tecumseh 2018 Municipal Election

List of 2018 Candidates (Unofficial Nominations - Official Nominations to be Noted on Monday, July 30, 2018)

Thinking of Running for a Council Position?

 

Voter Information

Who can vote?

A person is entitled to vote in the 2018 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 2018 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.

Application to Amend Voters' List - Form EL15 (PDF)

Student Vote

Student Vote is a parallel election program that provides students under the voting age with the opportunity to experience the voting process and practice the habits of active and engaged citizenship.

The project for the local elections is being funded by the Ministry of Education of Ontario and Government of Canada, and is supported by the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario, as well as education stakeholders and school boards throughout the province. Program registration is free and open to all elementary and secondary schools.

More outreach materials can be found here.

Promotional Flyer for Student Vote

 

Internet and Telephone Voting Methods

The 2018 Municipal Elections will be conducted using Internet and Telephone Voting, as the sole method of voting. 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 11, 2018, please contact the Clerk’s Office 519-735-2184 or visit the Tecumseh Town Hall.

Voting will commence on Friday, October 12, 2018 at 8:00 am and will end on Monday, October 22, 2018 at 8 pm.

Voter Information Centres will be offered to assist eligible electors with voting, obtaining a Voter Information Letter if they have not voted or amending their Voter Information. The Centres will offer electors a computer, iPad or telephone to cast their votes, during the following times:

Tecumseh Town Hall 
Weekdays October 12 through 19
8:30 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday October 20
10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Election Day October 22
8:30 am to 8:00 pm

Maidstone Recreation Centre

Saturday, October 13
10:00 am to 3:00 pm

By-Law 2017-27 -Being a by-law to authorize the use of internet and telephone voting for the 2018 Municipal and School Board Elections

Video - eVoting - Online

Video - eVoting - Telephone

Internet Voting Security
 

Notice of Nominations for Town of Tecumseh 2018 Municipal Election - October 22, 2018

Filing of Nominations Period: May 1, 2018 to 2 pm on Friday, July 27, 2018

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 (one to be elected)
    Councillor Ward 2 (one to be elected)
    Councillor Ward 3 (one to be elected)
    Councillor Ward 4 (one to be elected)
    Councillor Ward 5 (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 Wards 1, 2 and 3 (one trustee to be elected) - accepted by the Clerk, City of Windsor
        Lakeshore and Tecumseh Wards 4 and 5 (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 May 1, 2018 during regular business hours (Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm), and on Nomination Day July 27, 2018 between the hours of 9:00 am and 2:00 pm.

The term of elected office will be from December 1, 2018 to November 14, 2022.

The following must be provided at the time of filing:

    A completed nomination paper, and endorsement signed by 25 eligible electors
    A Declaration of Qualification by the candidate
    The prescribed filing fee in cash, certified cheque, or 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 Licence or other government issued photo identification).

The following forms are available in the Office of the Clerk or on the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing website:

    Nomination Form (Form 1)
    Declaration of Qualification by the Candidate (Municipal Office)
    Declaration of Qualification (School Board Trustee)
    Declaration of Qualification (Third Party Advertiser)
    Endorsement of Nomination (Form 2)
    Registration of Nomination for Third Party Advertisers (Form 7)
        Release of Personal Waiver

The following guides are also available:

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, endorsements and declaration with the Town Clerk, and paid the filing fee.
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, July 27, 2018. 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.

 

List of 2018 Candidates

The following are the Nominations for the offices of Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Councillors Wards 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 and school board trustees which were received by 2 pm on Nomination Day,  Friday, July 27, 2018.

Click below to view the following Official Nomination Lists:

Form EL20 - Declaration of Acclamations

Mayor - ACCLAIMED

Name and Address Phone Email Address

McNamara, Gary
1562 Carmelita Court
Tecumseh, Ontario  N8N 0E3

519-735-6654 gmcnamara11@cogeco.ca

 

Deputy Mayor

Name and Address Phone Email Address

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

519-979-3339 jbachetti@cogeco.ca

Demarce, Leo
10-1110 Lesperance Road
Tecumseh, Ontario N8N 1X2

519-818-7077 leodemarce@gmail.com

Ossington, Rita
1433 Lesperance Road
Tecumseh, ON  N8N 1X8
 
519-735-8251

ritaossington2018@gmail.com

 

Councillor – Ward 1 - ACCLAIMED

Name and Address Phone Email Address

Dowie, Andrew
461 Amberly Crescent
Tecumseh, Ontario  N8N 3L8

226-773-1910 andrew@andrewdowie.ca

 

Councillor – Ward 2 - ACCLAIMED

Name and Address Phone Email Address

Altenhof, William
266 Edgewater Blvd.
Tecumseh, ON  N8N 2H2

519-735-4956 altenh1@uwindsor.ca

 

Councillor – Ward 3

Name and Address Phone Email Address

Ellis, Dwayne
12185 Orchard Drive
Tecumseh, Ontario   N8N 4A2

519-551-6222  dwayne_ellis@yahoo.com

Tonial, Rick
1445 Poisson Street
Tecumseh, ON  N8N 1T5
 

519-999-0344 rtonial1@cogeco.ca

 

Councillor – Ward 4

Name and Address Phone Email Address

Houston, Brian
1812 Corbi Lane
Tecumseh, Ontario  N8W 2N1

519-562-1042 brian@brianhouston.ca

Ibrahim, Adam
2068 Lesperance Road
Tecumseh, ON  N8N 2N4

519-818-2199

adamibrahim504@gmail.com

Ristovski, Michael
13100 Elderberry Court
Tecumseh, ON  N9K 0A7
 

519-300-3130 mikeristovski@yahoo.com

 

Councillor – Ward 5 - ACCLAIMED

Name and Address Phone Email Address

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

519-735-9286 tania.jobin@bell.net

 

School Board Trustee - Windsor-Essex District Catholic School Board - ACCLAIMED

Name and Address Phone Email Address

Heath, Mary
Ward - Tecumseh
826 William Street
Tecumseh, ON  N8N 2A3

519-735-7408 mary.hayes.heath@gmail.com

 

School Board Trustee - Greater Essex County District School Board

Name and Address Phone Email Address

Buckler, Connie
Ward - Lakeshore/Tecumseh
13138 Dillon Drive
Tecumseh, ON  N8N 3M9

 

chowe37@cogeco.ca

Harrison, Rebekah
Ward - Lakeshore/Tecumseh
1451 Girard Drive
Belle River, ON  N0R 1A0

226-340-7200 rebekahlynnharrison@yahoo.com

Higgison, Alicia
Ward - Lakeshore/Tecumseh
152 Centennial Drive
Tecumseh, ON  N8N 2N6

519-890-8114 aliciahiggison@gmail.com

 

School Board Trustee - Conseil scolaire catholique Providence

Name and Address Phone Email Address
Tecumseh Wards 4 and 5 - ACCLAIMED    

Gauthier, Jean-Francois
909 Driftwood Crescent
Lakeshore, ON  N0R 1A0

226-346-1496 jfgauthier@gmail.com
Tecumseh Wards 1, 2 and 3    

Nono, François
135 Winclare Dr.
Tecumseh, ON  N8P 1YH5

416-684-4849

francoisnono@hotmail.com

Morais, Pauline
1743 Aspenshore Crt.
Windsor, ON  N8P 1Y3

519-567-1954 pmhm2704@gmail.com

 

School Board Trustee - Conseil scolaire Viamonde

Name and Address Phone Email Address

Herold, Owen
Ward - Essex/Windsor

   

Noyadoo, Yogen
Ward - Essex/Windsor
4006 Maple Leaf Cr.
Windsor, ON  N8W 5R3
 
226-344-2273 yogen@aonects.com

Teasdale, Guillaume
Ward - Essex/Windsor
2216 Hall Avenue
Windsor, ON  N8W 2L7

519-915-4335
519-817-9241
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.

 

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 AMO's "So You Want to Run for Council?" flyer for further details or take the course.

 

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 28, 2019, at 2 pm.

For detailed information relating to financial responsibilities, campaign contributions, campaign expenses, and financial reporting, candidates should consult the 2018 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, 2018, 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 29, 2019.

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

2018 Candidate Financial Statements

All candidates are required to file a financial statement by no later than 2 pm on March 29, 2019.  Any candidate that has extended their campaign period will be required to file an additional financial statement no later than June 30, 2019.

Financial Statement - Auditor's 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? 

Application Form - Election Compliance Audit Committee (Fillable Online)

Application Form - Election Compliance Audit Committee (PDF)

In accordance with the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 (Act), the Council of the Town of Tecumseh is to establish an Election Compliance Audit Committee.  The Committee is to be composed of persons with accounting and audit, academic or legal backgrounds and/or other individuals with knowledge of election campaign finances set out in the Act.

Members should have a demonstrated knowledge and understanding of municipal election campaign finances; proven analytical and decision-making skills; experience working on a committee, task force or similar setting; and good oral and written communication skills.  The Committee will perform the duties relating to the compliance audit application process as outlined in the Act, including:

    considering a compliance audit application received by an elector and deciding whether the application should be granted or rejected;
    appointing an Auditor, if the application is granted;
    receiving the Auditor's report;
    reviewing the Auditor's report and deciding whether legal proceedings should be commenced; and
    determining whether to recover the costs of conducting the compliance audit from the applicant, if the Auditor's report indicates there were no apparent contraventions and, if there were no reasonable grounds for the application.

Employees of the Town of Tecumseh, Members of its Council and any candidates in the 2014 municipal election or in any by-election during the term of Council are ineligible to be appointed as a member of this Committee.
 

The following links provide information on:

Voter Information

Internet and Telephone Voting Methods

List of 2018 Candidates (Unofficial Nominations)

Candidate Qualifications

List of 2018 Candidates (Unofficial Nominations)

Candidate Financial Responsibilities

2018 Candidate Financial Statements

Compliance Audit Committee

Notice of Nominations for Town of Tecumseh 2018 Municipal Election

Thinking of Running for a Council Position?

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