In accordance with the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 (MEA), the Town has a Municipal Election Compliance Audit Committee to consider compliance audit applications with regard to candidates' financial statements filed for the 2016 North Ward One By-Election.
An elector, who is entitled to vote in an election for the office of Town Councillor, North Ward One and believes on reasonable grounds that a candidate for that office has contravened a provision of the Municipal Elections Act relating to election campaign finances, may apply for a compliance audit of the candidate's election campaign finances. The application must be made in writing
to the Office of the Town Clerk, 575 Rossland Road East, Whitby, ON L1N 2M8 and must include the reasons for the applicant's belief that the candidate has contravened the Municipal Elections Act.
The application must be made within 90 days after the latest of:
- The filing date under section 78 of the Municipal Elections Act;
- The candidate's supplementary filing date, if any, under section 78 of the Municipal Elections Act;
- The filing date for the final financial statement under section 79.1 of the Municipal Elections Act; or
- The date on which the candidate's extension, if any, under subsection 80(4) of the Municipal Elections Act expires.
Note: If the auditor's report indicates that there was no apparent contravention of the Municipal Elections Act and the Compliance Audit Committee finds that there were no reasonable grounds for the application, Whitby Town Council is entitled to recover the auditor's cost from the applicant.
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