Key Dates for the 2014 Municipal Election:
Thursday, January 2 to Friday, September 12, 2014 - Nomination forms may be filed by candidates prior to Nomination Day, at any time when the Office of the Town Clerk is open (Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). On Nomination Day, September 12, 2014, nomination forms may be filed 9:00 am to 2:00 p.m.
Monday, January 6 to Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - The campaign period begins once a candidate has filed a nomination form and ends on December 31, 2014. Alternative time periods in effect if the candidate withdraws the nomination, the Town Clerk rejects the nomination, or the candidate extends his/her campaign and is continuing to campaign to erase a deficit.
April to June 2014 - Enumeration will be conducted by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC).
Procedures - Vote Counting Equipment
Monday, June 2, 2014 - The Town Clerk shall provide a copy of the vote counting equipment procedures to each candidate.
Monday, September 1, 2014 - The Town Clerk shall make the list of voters available for election purposes only. Note: Public viewing of the Voters' List will be supervised in order to protect personal information.
Revision - Application to Remove another Elector's Name
Tuesday, September 2 to Friday, September 12, 2014 - An individual may make a written application to the Town Clerk to remove another voter's name from the Voters' List. A Hearing may be required by the Town Clerk to make a determination on the removal of another voter's name from the Voters' List.
Revision - Application to Add, Remove or Correct One's Own Name
Tuesday, September 2 to Monday, October 27, 2014 - An individual may make application to the Town Clerk requesting that their name be added, removed or corrected. The application must be approved by the Town Clerk or her designate.
Friday, September 12, 2014 - Last day for filing nominations. Nomination forms filed on this date may only be filed between the hours of 9:00 am to 2:00 PM.
Certification of Nomination Forms
Monday, September 15, 2014 - The Town Clerk shall certify filed nomination forms before 4:00 p.m.
Monday, September 15, 2014 - The Town Clerk shall, immediately after 4:00 p.m., declare any acclaimed eligible candidate(s) to be duly elected.
Proxy Vote Certificates
Monday, September 15 to Monday, October 27, 2014 - Voters appointed as voting proxies must apply for their proxy voting certificates in the Office of the Town Clerk, or any other place designated by the Town Clerk, during normal business hours unless otherwise provided. On each day of an advance vote, the Clerk's Office or any other place designated by the Town Clerk shall be open from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. for the purpose of issuing proxy voting certificates.
Certificate of Maximum Campaign Spending Limits
Monday, September 22, 2014 - The Town Clerk shall issue the certificate of maximum campaign spending limits to all certified candidates.
Advance Voting Dates
Thursday, October 16 to Sunday, October 19, 2014 - Advance Voting will take place between 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at the following locations:
- Brooklin Community Centre Library - 8 Vipond Road
- Meeting Hall, Town of Whitby Municipal Building - 575 Rossland Road East
- Abilities Centre - 55 Gordon Street
Please note that during Advance Vote, residents can vote anywhere, at any of the above noted Advance Vote locations.
Monday, October 27, 2014 - Voting places are open from 10:00 am to 8:00 p.m.
Week of October 27, 2014 - The Town Clerk shall, as soon as possible after Voting Day, declare the candidate who received the highest number of votes for each office to be elected.
New Term of Office Commences
Monday, December 1, 2014 - The elected members shall take the declaration of office prior to taking his or her seat. The term of office commences once the declaration of office has been taken.
End of Campaign Period
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - Candidates may not raise funds or incur expenditures beyond this day, unless the candidate is continuing his or her campaign to erase a deficit and has filed the appropriate documentation to do so.
Extension of Campaign Period
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - Candidates, if in a deficit, may extend their campaign period by submitting a Form 6 (extension of campaign period form) to the Town Clerk no later than 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 31, 2014.