No. Nomination papers are only accepted in person on Monday, September 18, 2017, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. A candidate is allowed to have someone drop off their Nomination Form on their behalf. For more information see Nomination Day.
Yes. After 12 p.m. on September 18, 2017, you may ask to see the filed nominations during regular business hours and in the presence of the Returning Officer. See section 28(4) of the Local Authorities Election Act.
If you know of someone who voted even though they were ineligible, Contact Us to report it to the Returning Officer.
Penalties for someone who votes knowing that they have no right to do so may include:
No. Advertising cannot be displayed inside or on the outside of a building used for a voting station. See section 152 of the Local Authorities Election Act.
Yes. If you have concerns, Contact Us for information on the steps you will need to take.
A recount may be made if a candidate, official agent or a scrutineer presents a valid reason that the count of votes is inaccurate. The Returning Officer may also consider a recount based on the number of rejected ballots, valid ballots objected to, or any administrative or technical errors. You must file a recount application by 4 p.m. on October 18, 2017.
If a count results in a tie, the Returning Officer will "draw a name from a hat". The name on the paper pulled from the hat is considered to receive one more vote. See section 99 of the Local Authorities Election Act.
Yes, but if that person has been convicted of an election offence (federal, provincial or local) within the past 10 years, they are not allowed to run in the election. Ineligibility to run in a local election is outlined in section 22 of the Local Authorities Election Act.
No. Under section 148(5) of the Local Authorities Election Act, you are not allowed to distribute or share any form or ballot printed by the Returning Officer. As well, under section 55 of the Act, a vote is secret and it is an offence for you to show your ballot to anyone in order for you to share how you voted.
Election signs can go up on private property at anytime. Election signs on public property can go up on Nomination Day (September 18, 2017). Election Signs must be removed within the 48 hours after Election Day. Details on where election signs may be posted will be released in the spring of 2017.