Information you should know before election day 2014

Wed, 03 Sep 2014

Advance voting starts October 6, 2014. Voting day is October 27, 2014.

Back to school, back to routine and for many residents, back to business. Over the next few weeks much of that business will be about the municipal election set for October 27, 2014.

The town’s election office is working hard to ensure both residents and candidates have all the information they need.

Candidate information session

On September 4, the Town of Oakville, in partnership with the City of Burlington and the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, will host a joint municipal election candidate information session to review the rules on campaign contributions, expenses, and other requirements of the Municipal Elections Act. The session will take place at Oakville Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Road in the Council Chamber from 5 to 7 p.m.

Nomination deadline

Still considering running for municipal office? Nomination and Declaration of Qualification forms must be submitted to the Clerk’s department in Town Hall by 2 p.m. on Friday, September 12, 2014. Forms can be found on the Oakville Elections website.

Voter card

Voter cards will be mailed to eligible voters in Oakville this month. If you are an eligible voter and do not receive a card by the end of September, please call 905-815-6015, email elections@oakville.ca, or visit the Clerk’s department at Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Road to ensure your name is on the voters’ list. You will need this card to vote.

Advance voting

If you can’t vote on October 27, take advantage of the advance voting opportunities. Advance voting runs from October 6 to 17 with locations throughout the town. You can vote at any one of the advance voting locations listed on the Oakville Election website.

Accessibility

All advance voting locations are physically accessible and will have accessible voting equipment. On October 27, voting day, Town Hall will be fully accessible and will be open to all voters for accessible voting regardless of where you reside in the municipality.

More information

For more information about the Municipal Election, visit the Oakville Election website or call 905-815-6015.