2014 Municipal Elections voter and candidate info, certified candidates, and voting results.

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# of Candidates
5900
Registered Voters
Oct 20-27
Voting Period
7
Council Positions

Ward Reference Map

2014 Official Election Results

Your 2014-2018 Elected Officials

Mayor


Ron Higgins

Ward 1 Councillors


Wayne Good

Fred Perry

Ward 2 Councillors


Vernon Hermer

Gerry Martin

Ward 3 Councillors


Denis Bedard

John Inglis

School Board Trustees


Limestone District School Board - Karen McGregor

Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board - Wendy Proctor

Conseil des écoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario - Rachel Laforest

Conseil des écoles catholiques de langue français - Diane Burns (Acclamation / Acclamé)

2014 Detailed Candidate Voting Statistics

Voting by Candidate

PLEASE NOTE

Spoiled Vote - a person used their assigned PIN to make a vote for none of the candidates

Mayoral Voting Statistics


  1. Ron Higgins 1359
  2. Claudio Valentini 630
  3. Spoiled Vote 31

Ward 1 Voting Statistics


  1. Fred Perry 537
  2. Wayne Good 403
  3. Lonnie Watkins 300
  4. Spoiled Votes 3

Ward 2 Voting Statistics


  1. Gerry Martin 549
  2. Vernon Hermer 377
  3. Betty Hunter 372
  4. Spoiled Vote 9

Ward 3 Voting Statistics


  1. John Inglis 419
  2. Denis Bedard 312
  3. Fred Fowler 289
  4. Spoiled Vote 1

Limestone District School Board Voting Statistics


  1. Karen McGregor 2748
  2. Steve Magee 1057
  3. David Kendall 994
  4. *Provided by Central Frontenac

Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board Voting Statistics


  1. Wendy Proctor 388
  2. Jodi Cameron 362
  3. *Provided by South Frontenac

Conseil des écoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario Voting Statistics


  1. Rachel Laforest 234
  2. Claudia Major 112
  3. *Provided by City of Kingston

Conseil des écoles catholiques de langue français Voting Statistics


  1. Diane Burns Acclamation / Acclamé

2014 Official Election Statistics

Voter Turn Out and Voting Method

PLEASE NOTE

Non Vote - a person did not use their assigned PIN to make a vote
* 'Registered Voters' and 'Voter Turn Out' for the Mayoral Race, is the same as the 'Total Registered Voters' and 'Total Voter Turn Out' for the whole of the elections.


Race Registered Voters Votes Non Votes Voter Turn Out
Mayoral Race 5900 2020 3880 34.2%
Ward 1 Race 2488 695 1793 27.9%
Ward 2 Race 2099 741 1358 35.3%
Ward 3 Race 1313 584 729 44.5%

Race Internet Votes Phone Votes
Mayoral Race 1433 (71%) 587 (29%)
Ward 1 Race 499 (72%) 190 (28%)
Ward 2 Race 523 (71%) 214 (29%)
Ward 3 Race 401 (69%) 180 (31%)

Elections Timeline

All key events and deadlines for candidates and voters throughout the 2014 Municipal Elections period will be summarized in this timeline.
Events such as Candidate Meetings will be subsequently added to this timeline as they are planned.
Active events or deadlines are highlighted in blue


  • Jan 2 2014

    Candidate Nomination Forms Accepted

    Beginning Jan 2nd, 2014, those who wish to be nominated and formally entered as a candidate for a position on the Township of North Frontenac Council are expected to read and understand the Township of North Frontenac's Nomination Procedure and submit a completed Nomination Form with associated fees.
  • July 31 2014

    Are you on the Voter's List?

    MPAC will no longer be operating the online Voter Look-up tool. All amendments to the Voters' List from this point forward require the completion of an 2014 EL15 Form for Amending the Voters' List

    Eligible electors may have the municipal clerk add their name to the Voters' List up to the closing of polls on Voting Day, however this process is more involved than completing it ahead of time.

  • 7:00 pm Sept 4 2014

    Candidate Information Workshop

    This Workshop will give you an understanding of Council's roles and responsibilities. It will also explain how duties and responsibilities of public office will impact your life.

    More information about the workshop in Sharbot Lake

  • 2:00 pm Sept 12 2014

    Nomination Day

    All nomination forms must be appropriately submitted at the Township Office by 2pm on September 12, 2014. Subsequently, the official list of candidates will be finalized by the Township and available here on the Elections Page of the Township Website.
  • 12:00 noon Sept 25 2014

    Certified Candidate Training by Intelivote

    This is a free session for Certified Candidates, taking place at the Snow Road Community Hall, 14073 Road 509. This session will allow Certified Candidates to see what advantages they have with e-voting / telephone voting, and Certified Candidates can ask any questions they may have for Intelivote to answer.
  • 3:00 pm Sept 27 2014

    All Wards Candidate Meeting

    An all candidates public meeting for all candidates and electors in both Addington Highlands and North Frontenac. This event will be held at 3pm on Saturday, September 27, 2014, at the Barrie Community Hall. This meeting has been co-organized by the Skootamatta District Ratepayers Association (SDRA) and the Mazinaw Property Owners Association (MPOA).

  • 7:00 pm Oct 2 2014

    All Candidates Meeting

    This event will be held at 7pm on Thursday, October 2, 2014, at the Barrie Community Hall, 14225 Highway 41, Cloyne. This All Candidates meeting is being hosted by Frontenac News.
  • 7:00 pm Oct 8 2014

    All Candidates Meeting

    This event will be held at 7pm on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, at the Clar-Mill Community Hall, 6598 Buckshot Lake Road, Plevna. This All Candidates meeting is being hosted by Frontenac News.
  • 10:00 am Oct 11 2014

    Ward 3 Candidates Meeting

    Come and meet the Ward 3 and Mayoral Candidates for North Frontenac Township. This event will be held at 10am on Saturday, October 11, 2014, at the Snow Road Community Hall. This meeting has been organized by the Canonto Lake Association.
  • Oct
    20-27 2014

    Voting Period

    You can vote anytime between 9am on October 20th and 8pm on October 27th. You can submit your votes online or by phone. The Township Office will be open during regular hours (and until 8pm on October 27th) for those who wish to submit their votes (online or by phone, no paper voting) at this location, and receive assistance from staff if necessary. Don't wait until the last minute to get your votes in! Be sure to complete your voting well before 8pm on October 27the, 2014, to be confident that it is counted accordingly.
  • Oct 27 2014

    Official Results

    The Official Results of the 2014 Municipal Elections will be posted here, on the Elections Page of the Township Website, shortly after the voting period ends. Please refresh the page to ensure you are viewing the latest information available. In most browsers you can do this by pressing 'Ctrl+F5' on your keyboard.

Information for Candidates

More information for candidates will be posted when available.


Updated July 28, 2014

So You Want to Run for Council?

The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) is offering a course that will provide an overview of what you need to know to before you decide to run for municipal office and what you should know to begin your candidacy.

The course builds on the experience of elected officials - what they didn't know that they wish they did.

Are you Ready?
  • What does it take to run for council?
  • What should I know before I run?
  • The media and me.
  • What are the powers and influence of municipal government?
  • What rules, regulations and laws govern my actions as an elected official?
Where?

ONLINE. Work at your own pace.

Cost?

$24.95

How?

Simply visit the So You Want to Run for Council webpage on the AMO website and log in today!


Free Public Local Workshops

Local workshops will be held to give candidates an understanding of Council's roles and responsibilities. It will also explain how duties and responsibilities of public office will impact your life.

Find our more information about the workshop in Sharbot Lake

Updated Jun 6, 2014

Nominations for Candidacy

All the information you need for nominations is provided in the Nomination Procedure and Nomination Form below. Take the time to review these documents, and it is recommended that you sign up for the "So You Want to Run for Council?" course if you have any questions about running?


Nomination Procedure Nomination Form Declaration Form
Submitting Your Nomination Form

Nominations for the positions in the accompanying table must be made on the prescribed forms available above and at the Municipal Office. Nomination and Declaration forms must be signed by the nominee and may be filed in person or by an agent, at the Municipal Office during normal office hours between January 2, 2014 and September 12, 2014 (Nomination Day). Please note that filing on Nomination Day (September 12, 2014) is between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Fees

A prescribed nomination filing fee ($200 for Mayor and $100 for Councillor) in cash, certified cheque or money order made payable to the Township of North Frontenac, must accompany the signed Nomination and Declaration forms. A nomination must be certified by the Clerk or designate before such person becomes a certified candidate for the office to which she or he is nominated.

Title Positions Fee
Mayor 1 $200
Councillor Ward 1
(Barrie)
2 $100
Councillor Ward 2
(Clarendon, Millar)
2 $100
Councillor Ward 3
(Palmerston, North and South Canonto)
2 $100

Posted Feb 24, 2014

School Board Trustees

While any resident of North Frontenac Township may register for nominations, registration is not completed at the Township of North Frontenac. The following are the school board offices for which persons may be nominated, with the appropriate contact persons listed for registration information.

Guide for Candidates and Communities

English Language Public School Board Trustees

Contact:
Larry Donaldson
Clerk/Returning Officer for the Township of Central Frontenac
613-279-2935 ext. 227

English Language Separate School Board Trustees

Contact:
Wayne Orr
Clerk/Returning Officer, Township of South Frontenac
613-376-3027 ext. 2225.

French Language School Board Trustees

Contact:
John Bolognone
Clerk/Returning Officer for the City of Kingston
613-546-4291 x 1247

Updated Mar 5, 2014

Other Information for Candidates


Insufficient Number of Candidates

In the event there are an insufficient number of certified candidates to fill all positions available, nominations will be reopened by the Municipal Clerk, for the vacant positions only. Additional nomination papers would then be accepted between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday September 17, 2014

Municipal World - Book Shop

Election Resources for municipal candidates and electors Municipal World - Hardcopy Resources

Association of Municipalities Ontario

Further information about the elections process can be found on the AMO website

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

Further information about the elections process can be found on the MMAH website

Updated Mar 18, 2014

Candidate's Guide


The Candidate's Guide to the 2014 Municipal Elections includes general information necessary for candidates through the entire process.

The main sections of this guide are:

  • Introduction
  • Eligibility to Run
  • Nominations
  • Campaigning
  • On Voting Day
  • After Voting Day
  • Campaign Finance
  • Compliance and Enforcement
Candidate's Guide to the 2014 Municipal Elections
*Amended Mar 18, 2014

Posted Jan 29, 2014

2014 Council Remuneration


Council members receive additional mileage compensation, at the township rate, for travel to business outside of the Township. Some other costs can be recovered for applicable costs incurred for regular / assigned business functions. The Mayor and one Councillor assigned to sit on County Council will also receive marginal compensation from the County of Frontenac.

Position 1/3 Salary Exempt 2/3 Salary Taxable Total Annual Salary
Mayor $7,475.00 $14,949.74 $22,424.74
Deputy Mayor $6,248.58 $12,497.16 $18,745.74
Councillor $5,022.16 $10,044.58 $15,066.74

All members of Council receive a $600 allowance annually, in addition to salaries, for personal computer expenses, office supplies (paper, toner), and for personal internet.

All minutes and agendas, for Council, Committees and Task Forces, are distributed electronically as PDFs. For this reason it was decided that Council would receive the above allowances to subsidize these relative costs of conducting township business.

Posted Mar 4, 2014

MTO Sign Posting Rules


The Ministry does allow the placing of election signs adjacent to provincial highways; however, sign placement is subject to the attached Election Sign Policy.

"Under the authority of the Public Transportation and Highway Improvement Act the Ministry through the issuance of a permit controls all visible signing upon or within 400 metres of the provincial highway right-of-way.

Election signs placed by, or on behalf of, a candidate or a political party and signs designed to encourage citizens to vote must follow these restrictions governing election signs that are visible from a provincial highway system."

See the Policy for further information and contact persons.

2014 MTO Signage Policy

Certified Candidates

Below are the Certified Candidates for North Frontenac's 2014 Municipal Elections.


Mayoral Candidates

Claudio
Valentini

613-479-2625
cv@
null
tomvale.com
www.votecv.ca

Ron
Higgins

613-479-5509
ron.higgins@
null
xplornet.com
www.higginsformayor.ca
facebook.com/HigginsForMayor
Ward 1 Candidates

Fred
Perry

613-336-2359
perryscove@
null
gmail.com

Wayne
Good

613-336-0518
waynegood1@
null
hotmail.com

Lonnie
Watkins

613-479-2447
watkinstreeservice1@
null
gmail.com
Ward 2 Candidates

Gerry
Martin

613-479-0040
gerrytwsp@
null
gmail.com
facebook.com/CouncillorGerryMartin

Vernon
Hermer

613-479-2789
vhermer1945@
null
gmail.com
www.vernonhermer.ca

Betty
Hunter

613-479-2979
bettynfcouncil@
null
gmail.com
www.bettynfcouncil.weebly.com
Ward 3 Candidates

Denis
Bedard

613-479-2176
doubles211@
null
gmail.com

John
Inglis

613-479-2570 (home)
613-479-2711 (bus/fax)
john@
null
lwl.ca

Fred
Fowler

613-278-0441
fredfowler.ward3@
null
gmail.com
www.sites.google.com/site/fredfowlerforcouncillor/

School Board Candidates can be found on the websites below:

Public School Trustees - Central Frontenac Website

Separate School Trustees - South Frontenac Website

French School Trustees - City of Kingston Website


Info for Voters

More information for voters will be posted when available.


Posted Sep 16, 2014

How to Vote


Each person listed on the Voters' List will be sent a Voter Notification Letter which will include Instructions on Voting using the Internet or Phone. It will include a toll free phone number to be used for voting by phone and a web address to be used for voting by the internet. It will also provide an eight digit PIN number you will need to access the system.

It will also contain information if you require assistance including contacting the Voter Help Centre or visiting the Municipal Office.

The letter will have Candidate Information which will identify the positions you are permitted to vote for (i.e. Mayor; Councillors – Applicable Ward and School Board Trustee – Applicable Board) and the number of Candidates you are permitted to choose for each position.

Between October 20, 2014 at 9:00 am and October 27, 2014 at 8:00 pm you will need to cast your vote(s) either using the internet or phone. A demonstration of each can be viewed at the following link:


Demonstration Videos


Updated Aug 28, 2014

Voters List


If you would like to verify if you are on the Voters List please contact the Township Office at 613-479-2231 or by email to the Clerk at [email protected] or Deputy Clerk at [email protected]

MPAC will no longer be operating the online Voter Look-up tool. All amendments to the Voters' List from this point forward require the completion of an EL15 form.

Eligible electors may have the municipal clerk add their name to the Voters' List up to the closing of polls on Voting Day, however this process is more involved than completing it ahead of time.


2014 EL15 Form for Amending the Voters' List

Per Section 24(2) an EL15 can be delivered in person or mailed to the Township Office.

If attending the Municipal Office, please bring a photo identification.

If mailed, this Form must inlcude a certified copy of the Applicants identification.


Posted Dec 12, 2013

Voters Guide


The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) has released the 2014 Voters Guide to help voters with information regarding the upcoming elections.


MMAH Website - 2014 Voters Guide
HTML Version PDF Version


Posted May 20, 2014

eVoting: Common Questions and Answers


The following questions and answers are regarding the evoting method that is being used by North Frotnenac Township for the 2014 municipal elections. You can also download and print out the Intelivote Systems - eVoting QnA


All qualified electors on the official Municipal Elector's List provided by the municipality.

Eligible electors who are not on the official Elector List will have to go to a location designated by the Election Official and complete the required form to have their name added to the Elector List. Once this is completed you will be given a PIN by the Election Official.

Individual PINs will be mailed to eligible electors so that they are received approximately three (3) to five (5) days prior to the first voting day.

If you are an eligible elector and on the official Elector List, but you did not get a PIN in the mail by the start of the election period, you can request a replacement PIN. If the Election Official's records indicate you were sent a PIN in the mail then the original PIN will be disabled and cannot be used to cast a vote in the election. A replacement PIN will be issued to you if the original PIN has not been voted and you provide appropriate identification.

If you didn't get a PIN in the mail one of two things may have happened. First, your name was not on the official Elector List. PINs are only mailed to electors whose names appear on the official Elector List as supplied by the municipality. Secondly, a PIN may have been mailed to you and it has been delayed for some reason in the mail system.

No. The system does not track how a particular PIN has voted, only that the PIN has been used to cast a vote.

No, there is no registration required. During the election period, using your PIN, you can use either the telephone or the Internet to cast your vote or vote using a paper ballot if this is offered by the municipality.

If an elector loses or misplaces their PIN they should contact the Voter HelpLine. The Election Official can decide to replace the missing PIN if it has not already been voted. They will determine if a voter has to travel to a location, sign a form, and then replace the missing PIN, or they can decide to allow the Voter HelpLine agent to authenticate the caller and issue a replacement PIN over the phone. In both cases, the original lost or missing PIN will be disabled and it will not be able to be voted in the election.

Voting instructions will be included in the Voter Instruction letter mailed to each eligible elector on the official Elector List. Included in this information are instructions on how to access the voting system. Voters can cast their ballot using the telephone or cell phone by calling a toll free number. Voters using personal computers will use the Internet to visit a website that will allow them entry into the voting system where they can cast their vote.

No, you do not have to vote all the races on your ballot at one time uninterrupted. You can disconnect from the Internet or the telephone and re-connect later, re-enter your PIN, and complete your voting activity at that time. In fact, if you find it more convenient, you can switch from one method to the other and complete your voting using the other method. For example, you can start your voting on the Internet and at some point close your Internet session, and then later re-start the voting process and re-enter your PIN using your phone or cell phone and complete your ballot.

The list of candidates presented to you as a voter is determined by your place of residence as defined on the Elector List. If you have moved and your new address was not updated on the Elector List, (and your Voter Instruction letter and PIN were forwarded to your new address), then you will see the list of candidates associated with your old place of residence. You should call the Voter HelpLine and the Election Official will authenticate you and, if satisfied, can then electronically "re-categorize" the PIN. The correct list of candidates will be presented to you once you re-connect to the voting system.

During the voting period you can connect to the voting system and enter your PIN. If you have yet to complete all ballots assigned to you, the system will begin where you left off - at the next race you are eligible to complete. When you have completed voting all ballots assigned to you, entering your PIN online in the voting system during the voting period will display a message containing your vote status. This message will advise if you have completed voting. You can also contact the Voter HelpLine to get more information.

The Voter Instruction letter mailed to you has the list of candidates included on it for your reference purpose. In addition, each time the system presents you with a race to vote for; it lists the eligible candidates running for that position and instructs you to select the corresponding number for that candidate.

For example:
"To select Jane Doe – Press 1"
"To select Fred Dunn – Press 2"
"To select Joe Howe – Press 3"

Once you enter the corresponding number, the system will verify your selection with a statement, and ask you to confirm your selection.

For example:
"You have selected Joe Howe. To confirm this selection, press the number sign (#) key now. Or to change your selection press zero (0) now."

If you want to change your selection you would press zero (0) and make your change at this time. It is only after you have confirmed your selection with the number sign key (#) that your vote for that candidate will be "dropped into the ballot box". You will get a confirmation message once your vote has been deposited in the virtual ballot box.

For example:
"Your selection has been recorded for Joe Howe."

No. Once a vote has been confirmed it cannot be changed. This process is the same as dropping the ballot into the ballot box in a traditional paper based election ensuring complete voter anonymity and secrecy of ballot. The system does not know how the ballot was voted; only that the PIN was used in the election to cast a vote and thus it cannot be removed from the vote count.

You can vote during the election voting period using the Internet from anywhere in the world. You can also use telephone service and connect to the voting system toll free from anywhere in North America simply by dialing the toll free number contained in your Voter Instruction letter.

You do not have to vote from home. You can vote from any location using any phone with touch tone service or from any computer. You can also vote in person at polling stations if the municipality is offering PC's and phones at these locations and/or paper ballots in concert with the electronic voting options. The location of the polling stations can be found in the Voter Instruction letters sent to eligible electors.

You should treat your voting PIN with the same level of secrecy and confidentially you reserve for your bank card and PIN. Do not give your PIN to anyone who may call or approach you for the number.

If the phone lines are busy, simply hang up and call back a short time later. The voting system is capable of handling a significant volume of calls simultaneously but there is always the possibility that many voters are attempting to call in the same timeframe. Voters will be able to connect to the system over the course of a number of days during the voting period.

Stealing and opening another person's mail is illegal. It is also illegal to represent yourself as another person and steal their right to vote in an election. Both these acts are illegal and have penalties defined by law.

If you know someone has voted your PIN illegally you should report it to the Election Official. You can obtain a replacement PIN to cast your vote by presenting yourself to the Election Official and swearing an affidavit that the PIN assigned to you was not voted by you but by someone else.

Electronic voting allows increased rights of privacy to voters with physical challenges that make traditional voting at polling stations more difficult. Blind voters can make use of the telephone and deaf voters can use the Internet to vote with little or no assistance required from others. If you need assistance at the polling station to cast your vote, the Election Official present will be able to assist you.

If you received more than one PIN it is because your name appeared on the Elector List more than once. This rare situation might occur if you changed your place of residence and have been enumerated in both locations or you own property and are the registered resident at both locations. You are only permitted to vote once in a municipality and you should only cast a vote using the PIN associated with your primary place of residence. Notify the Election Official of the additional PIN and they will disable this PIN rendering it unusable for the election.

Posted Dec 12, 2013

MPAC Municipal Enumeration Forms


During April and May of 2014, look in your mail for your MPAC Municipal Enumeration Forms. These forms will only be sent to potential voters who have incomplete information with MPAC. If you receive this form in the mail, it is important you complete this form by June 1st, to be included in the voters list.

Updated Aug 28, 2014

Clerk's Voting Procedure


The Council of the Township of North Frontenac passed By-law #107-13 authorizing the use of Internet/Telephone Voting for the 2014 Municipal Election and per Section 42(3) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, the Clerk shall establish procedures and forms for the use of any alternative voting method authorized by by-law. The Election Policy and Procedures for the 2014 Election outline the procedures to be used in the 2014 Election with respect to Internet/Telephone Voting.

Clerk's Voting Procedure

This page was last updated on October 28, 2014

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