Municipal Elections 2022

VOTE

The next municipal election will take place on Monday, October 24, 2022. Town of Bancroft Council has approved internet/telephone voting methods and voters can expect to receive their voter kits by mail this fall. 

Who can VOTE in municipal elections?

Anyone can vote in a municipal election who, on the day of the election is:
  • 18 years of age or older;
  • a Canadian citizen, and;
  • either a resident of the municipality/ property owner/ tenant / spouse  of an owner or tenant in the municipality during a specified time just before the election

2022 Town of Bancroft Elections Manual 
Please click here for the Town of Bancroft's Election Manual for the 2022 Election. 


Notice of Election Information

Compliance Audit Committee

Any elector who is entitled to vote in an election and believes that a candidate has contravened a provision of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 (MEA) relating to election campaign finances can apply for a compliance audit of a candidates financial statement. 

Municipal Elections Compliance Audit Committee

In accordance with the MEA, Town of Bancroft Council is required to have a Municipal Election Compliance Audit Committee to consider compliance audit applications with regard to candidates financial statements filed under Section 81 of the MEA for the 2022 election. 

Role of the Compliance Audit Committee 
  • Review any applications for a compliance audit of any candidate who ran for election to Town of Bancroft Council or was a Registered Third Party.
  • Determine whether the application should be granted or rejected within 30 days of receipt of such application. 
  • Where an application is granted, appoint an auditor licensed under the Public Accounting Act, 2004 or prescribed persons who are eligible to conduct a compliance audit of the candidate's or registered third parties' election campaign finances.
  • Consider the report of the auditor within 30 days of receipt and may:
  1. If the report concludes that the candidate or registered third party appears to have contravened a provision of the MEA relating to election campaign finances, commence a legal proceeding against the candidate or registered third party for the apparent contravention;
  2. If the report concludes that the candidate or registered third party does not appear to have contravened a provision of the MEA relating to election campaign finances, making a finding as to whether there were reasonable grounds for the application. 
Appointment of Compliance Audit Committee Members

On August 9th, 2022 at the Regular Meeting of Council, the Town of Bancroft Council passed By-Law No. 80-2022 which establishes a Joint Municipal Election Compliance Audit Committee and Appoints Members.

The following four (4) members are appointed to the Joint Hastings County Compliance Audit Committee from November 15th, 2022 until November 14th, 2026:

  1. Lynda Matchett
  2. Adam Choinard
  3. Bill Davie
  4. Karen Baker
Please view By-Law No. 80-2022 by clicking the link below:

By-Law No. 80-2022

Third-Party Advertising

What is third-party advertising?

Third-party advertising refers to advertisements or other materials that support, promote or oppose a candidate, or support, promote or oppose a "yes" or "no" answer to a question on the ballot. Third-party in this context is a person or entity who is not a candidate.

Third-party advertising is separate from any candidate's campaign and must be done independently from a candidate. Any advertisements or materials that are made and distributed by a candidate, or under a candidate's direction, are part of the candidate's campaign.

More information will be available soon.

Candidate Information

Who can run to be a candidate?

Candidates must be:

  • a resident of the municipality or a non-resident owner or tenant of land in the municipality or the spouse of such non-resident owner or tenant;
  • a Canadian citizen and at least 18 years old;
  • not legally prohibited from voting; and not disqualified by any legislation from municipal office.

Ready to Run for Council Checklist

Nominations and registrations will be accepted starting Monday, May 2, 2022, until Friday, August 19, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.

NOTICE OF NOMINATION FOR OFFICE

Nomination Package: Information for Candidates

Candidate Training Sessions

Municipal Elections 2022 - Candidate
Training Session Daryl Vaillancourt & Jake Pastore

Voter Information

Are you on the Voters' List?
Make sure you are registered to vote in the Town of Bancroft and that your information is up to date. 
  • Call the Municipal Office at 613-332-3331 ext. 208
  • Email to [email protected]
  • Visit the Municipal Office at 8 Hastings Heritage Way, Bancroft, ON
    * Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Closed daily for lunch from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.) 
Not on the Voters' List? 
Voter Eligibility 
 
Who can VOTE in municipal elections? Anyone can vote in a municipal election who, on the day of the election is:

  • a Canadian citizen;
  • 18 years of age or older;
  •  either a resident of the municipality/ property owner/ tenant / spouse  of an owner or tenant in the municipality during a specified time just before the election, and;
  • are not prohibited from voting under any law

You may only vote once in the Town of Bancroft Municipal Election regardless of how many properties you own or rent within the municipality. 

Check out the 2022 Voters' Guide for more information regarding voting during both the Municipal Election and School Board Election. 

How to Vote - Internet or Telephone Voting: 

  1. Receive your Voter Instruction Letter in the mail (arriving early October). 
  2. Keep your Voter Instruction Letter in a safe place until voting opens on October 17, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.
  3. You will have 8 days to vote - please ensure you complete voting ahead of time to avoid delays with logging into the voting system.
  4. Open your Voter Instruction Letter and find your PIN number that will grant you access to the voting system.
    * Please note, if you did not receive your Voter Instruction Letter in the mail by October 17, you will be able to obtain a new one from the Town Office.
  5. You have two (2) ways that you can vote: 
Vote by Telephone:
*Takes about 10-15 minutes
  1. Call the number provided on your Voter Instruction Letter
  2. Enter your date of birth 
  3. Enter your PIN (If you receive an error while trying to login it may be an incorrect or missing birthdate and once you contact the voter help line to have it corrected, you can then cast your vote.)
  4. Vote (use the '#' sign to confirm your selection)
Vote by Internet:
*Takes about 5 minutes
  1. Visit the voting website provided on your Voter Instruction Letter by entering the address into the address bar at the top of your internet browser (Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Safari, etc.) 
  2. Enter the Human Challenge (set of distorted letters and numbers to identify) as shown on the screen
  3. Enter your date of birth
  4. Enter your PIN (If you receive an error on this screen it may be an incorrect or missing birthdate and once you contact the voter help line to have it corrected, you can then cast your vote.)
  5. Follow the prompts through all contests and complete your ballot by pressing the "Submit" button or the "Decline to Vote" button and then the "Vote Now" button. 

To ensure your vote counted:

  • Once the voters' vote process is complete the voter may (at any time before the election is over) reenter their voter credentials, and the page with their voting history will be displayed confirming their ballots are still securely in the system. 
  • If you do not have access to a touchtone telephone or internet at your home, visit the Town of Bancroft Office during voting hours and use the touch-screen kiosks.

Electronic Voting Assistance 
*If you do not have access to a computer to vote online or if you require assistance with electronic voting please come to the Town Office during our hours of operation. 

Town Office 
8 Hastings Heritage Way
Bancroft, ON
K0L 1C0

Date: October 17 - 21 
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Date: October 24 
Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Forms
FORM TOB5C Key Information to Municipal Electors in the Town of Bancroft Regarding the 2022 Municipal Elections

FORM TOB13 Voter - ID Requirements

FORM TOB5B Notice of the Voters' List

Key Dates

The following are Key Dates in the 2022 Municipal & School Board Election Campaign:

Nomination Period for Candidates:

  • May 2, 2022 to August 18, 2022; and
  • Nomination Day: Friday, August 19, 2022 (9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
Certification of Nominations:
  • August 22, 2022 by 4:00 p.m.
Official List of Candidates Posted with any Declarations of Acclamation:
  • August 22, 2022 after 4:00 p.m.
Third Party Advertising Registration Period:
  • May 2, 2022 to October 21, 2022
"Lame Duck" Period (Restricted Acts for Council - if Applicable):
  • August 19, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. to November 14, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.
Election Signs Permitted in Compliance with the Ministry of Transportation (MTO)
  • All signs should be removed by Thursday October 27th, 2022. 
Preliminary List of Electors Released to the Public:
  • September 1, 2022
Voting Period for Electors:
  • Monday, October 17, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. to Monday, October 24, 2022. During the voting period, regular office hours will be 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., save and except on Voting Day when the municipal office will be open from 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Term of New Council:

  • November 15, 2022 to November 14, 2026
Ending of Campaigns:
  • Last date for any candidate and third party campaigning: January 3, 2023
  • Candidate and Third Party Financial Reporting Deadline: March 31, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Late Candidate and Third Party Financial Reporting (subject to $500.00 late filing fee): May 1, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.

Internet and Telephone Voting

Why Internet and Telephone Voting? 

Internet and Telephone voting solutions provide:
  • Convenient and accessible voting
  • Fast and accurate election results
  • Utilizing the latest technological and security advances ensuring confidence in the integrity of the voting process
Click below for Frequently Asked Questions on eVoting: 

2022 Common Voter Questions and Answers for eVoting

Instructional Video - How to Vote Via Internet 



Security


Any internet voting system being considered must be directly consistent with the principles guiding municipal elections, as contained in the MEA, as follows;
  • The secrecy and confidentiality of the individual is paramount.
  • The election should be fair and non-biased.
  • The election should be accessible to the voters.
  • The integrity of the process should be maintained throughout the elections. 
  • Certainty that the results of the election reflect the votes cast.
  • Voters and candidates should be treated fairly and consistently within a municipality. 
Visit http://www.intelivote.com/security to learn more. 

Accessibility

The Municipal Elections Act places responsibility on the Clerk to respect the needs of the electors and candidates with disabilities. Accessible customer service standards must be followed when conducting municipal elections.

The Town of Bancroft 2022 Municipal Election Accessibility Plan can be accessed here

Official List of Candidates

For the Official List of Certified Candidates, please click the links below:  

FORM TO0B2 OFFICIAL LIST OF CERTIFIED CANDIDATES

FORM EL07 OFFICIAL LIST OF CERTIFIED CANDIDATES ENGLISH PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD 

FORM EL07 OFFICIAL LIST OF CERTIFIED CANDIDATES ENGLISH SEPARATE SCHOOL BOARD

FORM EL07 OFFICIAL LIST OF CERTIFIED CANDIDATES FRENCH LANGUAGE PUBLIC AND SEPARATE SCHOOL BOARD

Pursuant to Section 37(1) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 as the number of certified candidates for these offices is the same as the number to be elected, the following candidates have been declared elected by acclamation, please click the link below: 

FORM EL20 DECLARATION OF ACCLAMATION TO OFFICE