2016 BY-ELECTION RESULTS
|Councillor Ward 2||# of Votes|
|ALTENHOF, William (Bill)||676|
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Tecumseh Council has adopted a by-law to formally approve holding a by-election to fill the vacancy in the position of Councillor Ward 2. The position was declared vacant by Council on June 28, 2016, following the passing of Councillor Michael Rohrer.
Election Day is Friday, October 14, 2016.
Voting will begin October 4 at 9:00 am and will end on Election Day, October 14 at 8:00 pm. Voting will not be permitted after 8:00 pm on Election Day, except at the Voter Information Centre or for those individuals logged into the system prior to 8:00 pm.
Who can vote?
A person is entitled to vote in the 2016 By-Election for the Town of Tecumseh if, on Election Day, he or she:
- Resides in Ward 2 of the Town of Tecumseh or is an owner or tenant of land in Ward 2, or is a spouse of such owner or tenant;
- Is a Canadian citizen;
- Is at least 18 years old; and
- s 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:
- Residents in Wards 1, 3 and 4.
- 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.
LIST OF CANDIDATES - 2016 BY-ELECTION [OFFICIAL]
Councillor Ward 2
ALTENHOF, William (Bill)
INTERNET AND TELEPHONE VOTING METHODS
The 2016 By-Election will be conducted using Internet and Telephone Voting, as the sole method of voting.
General information about the 2016 By-Election, including step-by-step instructions for internet and telephone voting, is available in this brochure.
To view an instructional video about the Internet voting process click here.
VOTER INFORMATION CENTRE
A Voter Information Centre will be offered at the Tecumseh Town Hall and provide electors with a computer, iPad or telephone to cast their votes, during the following times:
|Voter Information Centre Hours|
|Weekdays October 4 through 13||8:30 am to 6:00 pm|
|Saturday October 8||10:00 am to 3:00 pm|
|Monday October 10||Closed for Thanksgiving|
|Election Day, October 14||8:30 am to 8:00 pm|
The Centre can also be contacted at 519-735-2184 for assistance at Ext 116 or 143.
The Voters’ List is a list of persons who are eligible to vote in the 2016 By-Election. Persons on the Voters’ List will be mailed a Voter Information Letter. Eligible electors wishing to verify they are on the Voters’ List, can contact the Clerk’s Office at 519-735-2184 Ext 116 or 143.
To be added to the Voters’ List, eligible persons must attend in person at the Tecumseh Town Hall or Voter Information Centre and complete an Application to Amend the Voters’ List. Personal picture identification will be required.
Eligible electors, on the Voters’ List, will be mailed a Voter Information Letter (VIL) which will include their Personal Identification Number (PIN). Eligible electors who do not receive a VIL, are asked to contact the Voter Information Centre.
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.
2016 BY-ELECTION CANDIDATE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
All candidates are required to file a Financial Statement by no later than 2:00 pm on Friday, December 30, 2016.
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 2016 By-election.