Information for Voters
Voting is not only a democratic right, it is also the easiest way to have a say in how your community is governed. When you cast a ballot, you are choosing someone who will represent you. Municipal government is involved in many aspects of our daily lives. Some of the services include fixing roads, providing water and sewer, collecting garbage, caring for children, supporting culture and arts as well as protecting our citizens.
Who Can Vote?
You are eligible to vote in the 2018 municipal election in the Town of Fort Frances if on voting day you are:
- A Canadian citizen and
- 18 years of age or older on voting day and
- A resident in the Town of Fort Frances or the owner or tenant of land in the Town of Fort Frances or the spouse of such owner or tenant of land and
- Not prohibited from voting under any law
The following are not eligible to vote:
- A person who is serving a sentence of imprisonment in a penal or correctional institution
- A corporation
- A person acting as executor or trustee or in any other representative capacity, except as a voting proxy in accordance with the Municipal Elections Act.
How do I know if I am a qualified voter?
To be a qualified voter you must be eligible to vote and your name should be included in the official Town of Fort Frances Voters' List. Voters’ list information is received from the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) compiled from an enumeration conducted in May/June of an election year. MPAC will be providing an online tool called Voter Lookup that allows voters to confirm that they are on the voters' list and that their information in accurate. It will also allow voters to correct or add their names to the list. For more information, please visit VoterLookup.ca
Revisions to the voters' list will take place during the revision period that begins Tuesday, September 4, 2018. During the revision period, voter information such as your name, address and school support can be amended or added to the list if it has been left off.
Students residing in another municipality for school
As outlined in the Municipal Elections Act, a person may have residences and vote in two local municipalities at the same time, in the same election, if:
(a) The person lives in one of the local municipalities in order to attend an educational institution, but not with the intention of changing their permanent lodging place; and
(b) The person’s permanent lodging place is in the other local municipality, 2009, c.33, Sched. 21, s.8 (3).
Voter's Guide (PDF) - prepared by Ministry of Municipal Affairs