July 27th, 2018 - 2:00 p.m. last chance to:
- File Nomination Papers
- Withdraw a nomination
- Withdraw from one office and file for another office
July 30th, 2018
- Certification of nomination papers to be completed by 4:00 p.m.
- Clerk will declare eligible candidates to be elected and make a declaration for any acclamation of office.
September 3rd, 2018
- Voters list will be made available to persons entitled.
September 25, 2018
- Issue Certificate of Maximum Campaign Spending Limits to candidates and third-party advertising registrants.
October 17 - 21, 2018 Advanced Voting Polls:
October 17 (4 pm to 8 pm): North Williamsburg Recreation Centre
October 18 (4 pm to 8 pm): Iroquois Civic Centre
October 19 (4 pm to 8 pm): Matilda Hall
October 17-19 (9 am to 4:30 pm) and October 20-21 (10 am to 1 pm): South Dundas Municipal Centre
October 22, 2018 - VOTING DAY:
- South Dundas Municipal Centre located at 34 Ottawa Street, Morrisburg will be open for composite ballot voting and internet voting from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Unofficial Election Results released as soon as possible after polls close at 8:00 p.m. and all ballots have been returned and compiled by Clerk.
October 23, 2018
- Clerk to declare official election results as soon as possible after voting day.
December 3, 2018
New term of council commences.
- Elected members must take oath of office prior to taking their seat.
December 31, 2018
- Campaign period ends
- Deadline for candidate to provide Clerk with written notification of deficit and continuation of campaign period.
- Deadline for newly formed council to host its inaugural meeting.
January 21, 2019
- Last day for elected candidate to disclaim all rights to an office.
February 27, 2019
- Last day for notice of the filing requirements for the financial statements covering the reporting period ending December 31, 2018.
March 28, 2019
- Last day to apply to the Ontario Court of Justice to extend the time to file financial statements.
March 29, 2019
- Deadline of 2:00 p.m. for filing financial statements for reporting period ending December 31, 2018. NOTE: This is a firm deadline.
- Notice of Default, if applicable, shall be issued by the Clerk as soon as practicable after the filing deadline of 2:00 p.m.
In order to provide equal access of information for the 2018 municipal election, the Municipality of South Dundas will post questions received and responses given here without revealing the source of the request. This page will be updated as information becomes available.
Candidates and third party advertisers may submit a question/request to the Municipality about services and programs by contacting the office at 613-543-2673.
The goal is to respond to every request as soon as possible.
|The Morrisburg Leader has inquired to interview me (a candidate who has submitted their nomination papers). Would this be considered Third Party Advertising?
||If a newspaper is offering to interview all candidates equally, this is not third party advertising. If a newspaper is interviewing selected candidates (who they may support or oppose), this is third party advertising and will require the third party to register with the Municipality.
|What about websites like South Dundas Inbox (in relation to third party advertising)
||The regulations as described in the Third Party Advertising Guide also pertain to other online media/community websites.
|What is the limit for campaign contributions to one candidate?
||The limit for campaign contributions to one candidate is now $1,200.00, increased from $750.00. This is per person, not per household. (Please see page 1 of the Candidates Guide)
|Where do I claim my former signs (current market value)? Is it through own contributions or through campaign contributions?
||If you have campaign signs that were purchased from a previous election, they must be valued at current market value and submitted under you own campaign expense. (See page 18 of the Candidates Guide)
|Is the Municipal logo permitted on campaign material?
||As per the "Use of Corporate Resources during an Election" policy, candidates and members of Council shall not "use the Corporate website, domain names, other Corporate systems, the Municipal logo for campaigning/advertising or as a substitute to distributing newsletters or flyers throughout the period from May 1st of the Municipal Election year until Voting Day, inclusive or in the case of a Municipal By-Election, for the period 60 days prior to and inclusive of Voting Day."
|Has the location for paper ballot voting been determined?
||Williamsburg Rec Hall - October 17, 2018 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Iroquois Civic Centre - October 18, 2018 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Matilda Hall - October 19, 2018 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
South Dundas Municipal Centre - October 20 -21, 2018 10:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
South Dundas Municipal Centre - October 22, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Please refer to the Candidates Guide for more details here:
2018 Candidates' Guide for Ontario Municipal Council and School Board Elections
Please refer to the Third Party Advertising Guide for more details here:
2018 Guide for third party advertisers Ontario municipal council and school board elections
Please refer to the "Use of Corporate Resources during an Election" policy here:
Use of Corporate Resources during and Election Policy
2018 Candidates' Guide for Ontario Municipal Council and School Board Elections
This guide provides information to candidates for the 2018 municipal 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.
AMCTO Candidate Guide to Accessible Elections
Who can be a Mayor, Deputy Mayor, or Councillor candidate?
A person is entitled to be a candidate for Mayor, Deputy Mayor, or Councillor if he or she;
- is a resident of the Municipality of South Dundas, or an owner or tenant of land, or the spouse of such an owner or tenant;
- is a Canadian citizen;
- is at least 18 years old; and
- is not legally prohibited from voting
Who cannot be a Mayor, Deputy Mayor, or Councillor candidate?
The following people are disqualified from being elected as a member of Council, or from holding office as a member of Council:
- an employee of the Municipality unless he or she takes an unpaid leave of absence beginning the day they are nominated and resign if elected to the office.
- a judge of any court.
- a member of the Provincial Legislature, the Federal House of Commons or Senate who has not resigned from their office by the close of nominations. Proof of resignation must be provided by the close of nominations or the Clerk will not certify the nomination.
- a candidate who failed to file the necessary financial statement(s) in the last Municipal Election or By-election.
Please Note: Nomination papers are public documents and are available for inspection in the Clerk's Office
Withdrawal of Nomination
A candidate who wishes to withdraw his or her nomination must notify the Clerk in writing before 2:00 p.m. on July 27th, 2018. The Candidate must file his or her withdrawal or statement in person and may be required to provide identification.
The candidate will still be required to submit a financial statement (due no later than March 29, 2019, at 2:00 p.m.) covering all financial transactions up to the time of the withdrawal.
Prior to 2018, third party advertising was not regulated for municipal council and school board elections. Those who wanted to advertise or distribute materials supporting or opposing a candidate did not have to identify themselves, were able to spend unlimited amounts of money, and did not have to report their advertising or financial activities to anyone.
Recent changes to the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 created a framework of rules for third party advertising. The following guides will provide information on Third Party Advertising:
2018 Guide for third party advertisers - Ontario municipal council and school board elections
Notice of new rules for broadcasters and publishers Memorandum
Candidate Workshop Highlights:
2018 Candidate Forum SDG
Election Information Night - County Presentation
When election signs can be displayed:
As soon as a candidate files nomination papers for the 2018 Municipal Election. Nomination filing begins May 1st, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. and closes on July 27th, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Signs can be displayed as early as May 1st, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. as long as the candidate has filed all necessary nomination papers.
When election signs must be removed:
- Along County and MTO roads: 72 working hours following an election.
- Along Municipal roads and public property: 5 days following an election.
Restrictions to election signs:
No sign shall;
- Obstruct pedestrian or vehicular traffic or visibility of normal approaching pedestrian or vehicular traffic.
- Be attached to trees, utility poles, existing highway signs or guide rails.
- Be erected or displayed so as to be confused with any traffic control sign, signal or device.
- Contain the municipal logo
For more information on Policies and By-Laws:
Sign By-Law - By-law No. 2015-31
Election Signs on County Roads
Election Sign Policy -MTO
Use of Corporate Resources During an Election Policy