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2018 Candidate and TPA Financial Statements


Clerk's Compliance Report re: Financial Filing

In accordance with Sections 88.23 and 88.29 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, the Clerk is required to make available to the public a report setting out all candidates and all third party advertisers in an election and indicating whether each complied with the Act's Financial Statement and Auditor's Report filing requirements.  That Clerk's Compliance Report can be accessed here:

Clerk's Compliance Report


Candidate and Third Party Advertiser Financial Statements and Auditor's Reports

Every Candidate and Third Party Advertiser that has filed a nomination paper with the Township to participate in the 2018 Municipal Elections must file their financial statement with the Township Clerk after each election. These statements detail the income and expenses incurred during their campaign (which are subject to limits under the Municipal Elections Act).  The deadline for submitting these statements is March 29, 2019. 

All financial statements, once filed, are public documents.  These documents may be inspected in person at the Township Offices during normal business hours or by clicking on the corresponding links below.  Financial Statements will be posted as they are submitted by the candidates/third party advertisers.

Any person may make extracts from the documents and is entitled to copies of the documents but must only do so knowing that the information obtained shall only be used for election purposes as per the Municipal Elections Act.

Candidates for Mayor

Richard DYKSTRA - filed 2019-03-26
Kevin GIBSON - filed 2018-12-18
Ted HESSELS - filed 2019-02-20
Alfred KIERS - filed 2018-11-27
Ken MARTIN - filed 2018-12-18
Andrew WATTS - filed 2018-12-17

Candidates for Alderman

Joan ANDERSON - filed 2018-11-23
Ginger BARRICK - filed 2019-02-27
Ken COOKE - filed 2019-03-21
Donna CRIDLAND - filed 2018-12-19
Jeannine DERUITER - filed 2018-12-05
Terry GILMORE - filed 2018-11-27
Rob HOULE - filed 2019-03-05
John MACLELLAN - filed 2019-02-20
LeaAnne ROBINS - filed 2019-02-26
Mark SENNUCK - filed 2019-03-14
Tom STATON - filed 2019 03 27
Sherri VAN VLIET - filed 2019-02-04
Jeffrey WARD - filed 2019-02-15

Third Party Advertisers

A Better Niagara - filed 2019-02-14
Campaign Life Coalition - filed 2019-03-26

 

Vote-by-Mail

 

The Township of Wainfleet will be holding the 2018 Municipal Election on Monday, October 22, 2018. As in 2014, the election will be conducted through Vote-by-Mail and there will be no advance polls or proxy voting with our Vote-by-Mail Election.

BALLOT KITS HAVE BEEN MAILED

On Thursday, September 20, 2018, Vote-by-Mail Ballot Kits were mailed to all eligible electors on the Voters’ List. Completed Ballot Kits must be returned by electors to the Township Offices by 8:00 pm on Monday, October 22, 2018.

In order to ensure that ballots are returned in time to be counted on Voting Day, electors are asked to please place completed Ballot Kits in the return mail by Thursday, October 11, 2018.

IF there is a mail strike, we ask that electors DO NOT place their completed Ballot Kit in the mail. INSTEAD, please deliver them directly to the Township of Wainfleet Offices located at 31940 Highway 3, Wainfleet.

You don’t have to wait until Voting Day! Completed Ballot Kits may be personally delivered directly to the Township Offices anytime the offices are open (8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday) or in the after-hours mail drop box located at our front door.  It doesn’t hurt to return your completed Ballot Kits early! And by personally delivering your completed kit - you can be assured that your vote will be counted.

Voting Day Special Ballot Drop-off Location

On Voting Day (Monday, October 22, 2018) only, completed Ballot Kits may also be returned to the Moore Room in the Wainfleet Arena, 31917 Park Street, from 10:00 am until the close of voting at 8:00 pm.

What If I Don’t Get a Ballot?

If an eligible elector has not received their Vote-by-Mail Ballot Kit by Wednesday, October 3, 2018, please contact the Clerk’s Department at (905) 899-3463, ext. 275, to make arrangements to get a kit.

What if I Get a Ballot for Someone Not at my Address?

If you receive a Vote-by-Mail Ballot Kit at your residence for someone who should not be there, please do not open the kit.  It is actually a serious offense under the Criminal Code of Canada to open or use a ballot kit if you are not the intended addressee.  Instead, simply write “RETURN” on the outside of the envelope and return it to the Township Offices at your earliest convenience. The information that we use for our Voters’ List is provided to us by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation. For persons wishing to remove occupant names that should no longer be associated with a property/unit, please contact the MPAC Customer Contact Centre:

Toll Free: 1-866-296-6722
TTY: 1-877-889-6722
Monday to Friday – 8 am to 5 pm

Instructions for Completing Your Ballot Kit

For instructions on how to complete your return ballot package, view Online Video: Instructions for Completing Your Return Ballot Package here.

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NOTE:  Every returned Ballot must be accompanied by a signed voter Declaration Form.  An unsigned or missing Declaration Form will result in a spolied/rejected ballot.  MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT!  Return your Ballot (sealed in the provided Secrecy Envelope) along with your signed voter Declaration Form to the Township by 8:00 pm on October 22, 2018.

IF there is a mail strike, we ask that electors DO NOT place their completed Ballot Kit in the mail. INSTEAD, please deliver them directly to the Township of Wainfleet Offices located at 31940 Highway 3, Wainfleet.

You don’t have to wait until Voting Day! Completed Ballot Kits may be personally delivered directly to the Township Offices anytime the offices are open (8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday) or in the after-hours mail drop box located at our front door.  It doesn’t hurt to return your completed Ballot Kits early! And by personally delivering your completed kit - you can be assured that your vote will be counted.

Why are we using Vote-by-Mail?
  • Ease and convenience for voters—you can vote in the comfort of your home and on your own time.
  • It is an accessible way to vote for people with mobility issues.
  • You can vote even if you are away on Election Day.
  • The Township of Wainfleet, along with many Ontario municipalities successfully conducted their municipal elections in 2014 using Vote-by-Mail.
Is Vote-by-Mail secure?

Vote-by-Mail is a double envelope system that protects the confidentiality of the voter.  Just like your other bills and payments, your completed Ballot Kits (in sealed return envelopes) are processed through the Canada Post mail delivery network. When completed Ballot Kits are delivered to us, election staff use the signed voter declarations within the return envelopes to strike voters off the list as having voted. Sealed ballot secrecy envelopes are not opened though – they are separated from the voter declarations and securely stored until Voting Day, when the ballot secrecy envelopes will finally be opened and all ballot counting occurs. The privacy of your vote is assured. It is against the law to vote more than once for any elected office within the same municipality or school board.


Voter Registration

 

ACCESS TO THE VOTER REGISTRATION PORTAL IS NOW CLOSED.