Information for Voters
Who can vote in a municipal election?
A person is qualified to be a voter in the municipality of the Corporation of Iroquois Falls if on Voting Day, October 22nd, 2018, he or she,
- Resides in the municipality or is the owner or tenant of land in the municipality, or the spouse of such owner or tenant;
- Is a Canadian citizen;
- Is at least 18 years old; and
- Is not prohibited from voting as outlined in the Municipal Elections Act or any other law.
In order to vote, your name must also appear on the voters’ list. If your name is not on the list, and you’re eligible to vote, it can be added right up until voting day.
The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC)'s voterlookup.ca is an easy and efficient way for electors to confirm they are on the list to vote for the upcoming municipal and school board elections.
What if my name is not on the voters' list?
Adding your name to the voters’ list
Prior to September 2018, you are encouraged to use www.voterlookup.ca, an online tool managed by MPAC, to confirm whether or not you are on the voters list and to amend any incorrect information. Alternatively, you may call them at 1-866-296-MPAC (6722) or TTY 1-877-889-MPAC (6722).
** The voters’ list becomes official on September 1 **
After September 1, you must apply to the municipal clerk if you want to add your name to the list or correct your information. You have until the close of voting on October 22 to apply for any changes. If you are applying to add your name to the voters’ list, you will be asked to provide proof that you are eligible to vote.
Removing a name from the voters’ list
The voters’ list is a public document. If you do not want your name to appear on the voters’ list you can apply to the clerk to have your name removed. If you remove your name from the list, you will not be able to vote. You can also apply to the clerk to remove the name of someone who is deceased. You cannot ask for someone else’s name to be removed from the list for any other reason.
How secure and accurate is the voting system?
The voting system is subject to strict logic and accuracy testing prior to the election to ensure accuracy and security. At the completion of the testing, the entire voting system is locked down. No system, code or configuration changes can occur during the lock down period or once voting has started.
What is considered acceptable identification to vote?
One piece of ID showing your name and municipality of Iroquois Falls address is required before you vote in person. The following options are considered acceptable:
- An Ontario Driver's License
- An Ontario Health Card (photo card showing Iroquois Falls address on the back ) - Please be advised that only certain Ontario Health Cards include address information and only these will be accepted as proof of identity to vote
- An Ontario Photo Card
- An Ontario motor vehicle permit (vehicle portion)
- A canceled personalized cheque
- A mortgage statement, lease or rental agreement relating to a Iroquois Falls property
- An insurance policy or insurance statement
- A loan or other financial agreement with a financial institution
- A document issued or certified by a court in Ontario
- Any other document from the Government of Canada, Ontario or a municipality in Ontario or from an agency of such a government
- Any document from a Band Council in Ontario established under the Indian Act (Canada)
- An income tax assessment notice
- A Child Tax Benefit Statement
- A Statement of Employment Insurance Benefits Paid T4E
- A Statement of Old Age Security T4A (OAS)
- A Statement of Canada Pension Plan Benefits T4A (P)
- A Canada Pension Plan Statement of Contributions
- A Statement of Direct Deposit for Ontario Works
- A Statement of Direct Deposit for Ontario Disability Support Program
- A Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Statement of Benefits T5007
- A property tax assessment
- A credit card statement, bank account statement, or RRSP, RRIF, RHOSP or T5 statement
- A CNIB Bard or a card from another registered charitable organization that provides services to persons with disabilities
- A hospital card or record
- A document showing campus residence, issued by the office or officials responsible for student residence at a post-secondary institution
- A document showing residence at a long-term care home under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007, issued by the Administrator for the home
- A utility bill for hydro, water, gas, telephone or cable TV or a bill from a public utilities commission
- A cheque stub, T4 statement or pay receipt issued by an employer
- A transcript or report card from a post-secondary school
What is the procedure for a voting proxy?
If you are unable to vote on voting day or on the advance voting day, you can appoint another person as your voting proxy to vote for you by completing a proxy form. You must wait until at least July 30, 2018 before appointing a proxy.
How do I get proxy form?
Proxy forms will be available at Iroquois Falls Town Hall during regular business hours from July 30 to October 22, 2018.
Can I submit a proxy form over the phone, by fax or by e-mail?
No. Election law does not permit photocopied, faxed or digital signatures on proxy forms.
What does the person appointed as a voting proxy have to do?
The individual appointed as a proxy must take the completed form to the municipal clerk to have it certified. Once the form has been certified, the person appointed as a voting proxy may cast a vote on behalf of the person who appointed them. A person acting as a voting proxy must present the certified document and acceptable identification to an election official distributing ballots at a voting location and must take the prescribed oath.
Are voting places accessible?
Every effort has been made to ensure that every voting location is as accessible as possible.