• Information for Voters

 

The next regular municipal election will be held on Monday, October 22, 2018. Eligible electors will be casting ballots for the following offices:

Mayor

One (1) to be elected by all electors in the Township of Uxbridge

Regional Councillor

One (1) to be elected by all electors in the Township of Uxbridge

Ward Councillors

Five (5) to be elected, by electors in one of five wards, in the Township of Uxbridge

Regional Chair

One (1) to be elected by all electors in the Region of Durham

English Language Durham District School Board

One (1) Trustee to be elected to represent the combined area of the Townships of Uxbridge, Scugog and Brock

English Language Durham Catholic District School Board 

One (1) Trustee to be elected to represent the combined area of the Townships of Uxbridge, Scugog and Brock

Le Conseil Scolaire Viamonde (French-Language School)

One (1) Trustee to be elected by all french public electors in the Region of Durham, the Counties of Haliburton, Northumberland and Peterborough, and the Cities of Kawartha Lakes, Peterborough and Quinte West.

Le Conseil Scolaire Catholique MonAvenir (French-Language Separate School)

One (1) Trustee to be elected by all french catholic electors in the Region of Durham, the Counties of Northumberland and Peterborough and the Cities of Kawartha Lakes, Peterborough and Quinte West.

Who Can Vote?

A person is entitled to vote in a municipal election if they are a qualified elector. That means, you must be:

  • a resident of the Township of Uxbridge, or an owner or tenant of land in the Township, or the spouse of such an owner or tenant;
  • a Canadian citizen;
  • at least 18 years old; and
  • not prohibited from voting by law.

If you are not a resident of the Township of Uxbridge, to vote for a School Board Trustee, you must be:

  • an owner or tenant of residential property in the area of jurisdiction of the school board, who does not support any other board.

Who Cannot Vote?

The following are prohibited from voting in a municipal election:

  • serving a sentence of imprisonment in a penal or correctional institution
  • a corporation
  • acting as executor or trustee or in another representative capacity, except as a voting proxy
  • convicted of a corrupt practice described in section 90(3) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996

How Do I Vote?

Electors within the Township of Uxbridge will be voting by mail. Each eligible elector included on the Voters’ List will be receiving a Vote-By-Mail Kit in the mail or you can pick one up at Town Hall, 51 Toronto Street South, P.O Box 190.

What is Vote-By-Mail?

It is a voting method whereby instead of using traditional polling places where voters go to cast ballots on Election Day, a ballot is mailed to each qualified elector who is on the Voters’ List. The ballot is then marked, placed in a secrecy envelope and returned to Town Hall, either by regular mail or personal delivery.

What's My Ward?

On July 10, 2017, Council passed By-law No. 2017-96, a by-law to re-divide the Township of Uxbridge ward boundaries. 

Not sure which ward you are in? Use the interactive Uxbridge Ward Map to find out. All you need to do is enter your address to find information about your ward.

Click here to access the Uxbridge Ward Map Tool

Voters’ List

The voters’ list is a list of eligible electors in the Township of Uxbridge. During non-election years the Township does not maintain a voters’ list.

During an election cycle, the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is responsible for preparing the preliminary list of electors for each municipality and school board in Ontario. It is MPAC’s Municipal Property Assessment database of both property owners and tenants that is used to prepare this preliminary list, which aids in the preparation of the final voters’ list for the municipal election.

Once municipalities have the preliminary list of electors, the revision period begins and electors may add their name or make changes directly with the Clerk’s Department.

Am I on the List?

If you are an Uxbridge resident over the age of 18 you can visit our Am I on the List web tool to confirm or update your information in a few easy steps!

Am I on the List is easy to use. All you need is your full name, property address and date of birth.

2018 Municipal Election Candidates

Nominations have now closed and the Township of Uxbridge presents the official List of Certified Candidates for the Monday October 22nd Municipal Election.

Who are My Candidates?

Visit this page to browse the list of Registered Candidates. You can click on the drop down menu to get to know your candidates organized by ward.

Contributions to a Candidate’s Campaign

Campaign contributions are any money, goods or services that are given to a candidate for use in their campaign, including money and goods that a candidate contributes to themselves.

Any person who is a resident of Ontario may make a contribution to a candidate’s campaign.

The following persons and entities shall not make a contribution:

  • A federal political party registered under the Canada Elections Act (Canada) or any federal constituency association or registered candidate at a federal election endorsed by that party.
  • A provincial political party, constituency association, registered candidate or leadership contestant registered under the Election Finances Act.
  • A corporation that carries on business in Ontario.
  • A trade union that holds bargaining rights for employees in Ontario.
  • The Crown in right of Canada or Ontario, a municipality or a local board.

Individuals may contribute a maximum of $1,200 to a single candidate. This includes the value of any goods or services donated to the campaign. Individuals may not contribute more than $5,000 in total to candidates running for offices on the same council or school board. Any contribution of money must come directly from the contributor.

Contributions greater than $25 may not be made in cash. All contributions above $25 must be made by cheque, money order, or by a method that clearly shows where the funds come from.

Contributions to municipal and school board candidates, as well as registered third parties, are not tax deductible.

Contributions to a Registered Third Party

The following persons and entities may make a contribution to a registered third party:

  • Any person who is a resident of Ontario.
  • A corporation that carries on business in Ontario.
  • A trade union that holds bargaining rights for employees in Ontario.
  • The registered third party and, in the case of an individual, his or her spouse.

The following persons and entities shall not make a contribution to a registered third party:

  • A federal political party registered under the Canada Elections Act (Canada) or any federal constituency association or registered candidate at a federal election endorsed by that party.
  • A provincial political party, constituency association, registered candidate or leadership contestant registered under the Election Finances Act.
  • The Crown in right of Canada or Ontario, a municipality or a local board.

Individuals may contribute a total of $1,200 to a registered third party in relation to third party advertisements that appear during an election in a municipality. Individuals may not contribute more than $5,000 in total to two or more registered third parties registered in the same municipality.

Contributions greater than $25 may not be made in cash. All contributions above $25 must be made by cheque, money order, or by a method that clearly shows where the funds come from.

Forms

Application to Amend Voters’ List

Form EL 15

Statement by a Qualified Elector of Agent to Obtain a Mail-In Voting Kit

Form EL 02

Tools & Resources for Voters

2018 Municipal Election Procedures and Rules

Vote-By-Mail and Centralized Scanner / Tabulators Procedure and Rules

MPAC

voterlookup.ca

A tool which is an online service used to build and maintain information that will be used in the preparation of the final Voters’ List.

Election Sign and Third Party Advertisement Sign By-law - Consolidation

By-Law that regulates election and registered third party advertisement signs in the Township of Uxbridge.

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing Voter’s Guide

This guide provides information to voters for the 2018 municipal council and school board elections. The information also applies to any by-elections that may be held during the 2018-2022 council and school board term.

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing Website

Website provides a summary of some of the changes following the latest review of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996.

Ontario Municipal & School Board Elections Website A site that features information about Ontario's School Board Trustees and the upcoming 2018 Municipal and School Board Elections.  The Ontario Education Services Corporation (OESC) created this site in partnership with Ontario's school/board trustee associations as a resource for trustee candidates and voters.
FAQ's - 2018 General Municipal Election Information General Municipal Election information and important key dates.