2018 MUNICIPAL / SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEE ELECTIONS
Monday, October 22nd, 2018 is Election Day for municipalities and School Board Trustees across the Province of Ontario. For the Township of Beckwith the following positions may be available to vote for depending upon the nomination papers that are filed on or before Nomination Day.
* Reeve (1 position)
* Deputy Reeve (1 position)
* Councillor (3 positions)
* School Board Trustee (English Public and English Catholic)
* School Board Trustee (French Public and French Catholic)
Nomination Period – When and where can I file a nomination paper for the position of Reeve, Deputy Reeve or Councillor?
An eligible elector may file a nomination paper with the Clerk during regular office hours when the Clerk’s Office is open from Tuesday, May 1st, 2018 until Thursday, July 26th, 2018. On Friday, July 27th, 2018 which is Nomination Day, a nomination paper may be filed in the Clerk’s Office from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The onus is on the candidates to file a complete nomination paper with the correct fee. The fee for the position of Reeve is $200.00 payable to the Township of Beckwith in cash, certified cheque or money order. The fee for the position of Deputy Reeve or Councillor is $100.00 payable to the Township of Beckwith in cash, certified cheque or money order. Nomination forms are available from the Clerk during normal office hours.
An important change for the 2018 Municipal Election is the requirement to have 25 eligible electors from the Township of Beckwith to endorse and sign your nomination paper when you submit the same to the Clerk.
Who can be a Candidate?
An eligible elector may be a candidate for the position of Reeve, Deputy Reeve or Councillor. School Board Trustee must be eligible electors of their own school board.
Am I eligible to vote?
A person is entitled to be an elector at an election held in a local municipality, if on Voting Day, he or she is:
* a Canadian citizen
* at least 18 years of age
* resides within the municipality or an owner or tenant of land there, or the spouse of such owner or tenant and is not otherwise prohibited from voting.
Nomination Papers for School Board Trustees
Nomination papers from the Upper Canada District School Board and Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario – English Public School Electors must be filed with the Clerk of the Township of Mississippi Mills. Please contact Shawna Stone, Returning Office, Municipality of Mississippi Mills 613-256-2064 for further details.
For information on the filing of nomination papers for the French Public School Board please contact Daniel Scissions of the Town of Petawawa at 613-687-5536.
For information on the filing of nomination papers for the French Catholic School Board please contact Cahl Pominville of the Municipality of North Grenville at 613-258-9569 ext. 110.
Election Employment Opportunity
A team of more than 25 people will be needed to fill a variety of election positions. This is a great opportunity to serve your community, gain new skills and earn a little extra income.
VOTE IT COUNTS! Monday, October 22nd, 2018 ~ Beckwith Municipal Election