Municipal and School Board Elections are held every four years in Ontario, with the next election schedule for October 2022. This election includes the election of Collingwood Council including the position of Mayor, Deputy Mayor, and seven Councillors, as well as school board trustees.
Federal Election Information
The 2019 Canadian federal election is scheduled to take place on October 21, 2019.
Electors have many options to vote in the upcoming federal election, including at their assigned polling station on election day (Monday, October 21) or during advance polling days (Friday, October 11 to Monday, October 14). They can also vote at any Elections Canada office across Canada or by mail (deadlines apply). Find out more here.
Elections Canada offices are now open in each of the 338 federal electoral districts. Electors can visit any Elections Canada office to get information, register, or vote.
All Canadian citizens who are at least 18 years old on election day are eligible to vote. To vote, they must:
Be registered. Most electors are already registered. To register online or to check or update their voter registration, electors can visit elections.ca/register. They can also visit an Elections Canada office, or call us at 1-800-463-6868 to request a mail-in registration form. Electors can register at any time between now and October 15. If they miss this deadline, they can register at the polls on election day, just before they vote.
Show proof of their identity and address. There are many different pieces of identification that can be used to prove identity and address. The full list is available online.
For more information please visit Elections Canada at elections.ca
Federal Election Signs in Collingwood
The rules and regulations to Federal election signs posted within the Town of Collingwood can be found in Election Sign By-law 2018-024.
All financial statements submitted by candidates and registered third party advertisers are available on the Town’s website at 2018 Municipal Election - Financial Statements or by clicking on the name of the candidate or registered third party advertiser in the below chart.
Below you will find a summary of the financial statements received and whether they met the filing requirements outlined in Municipal Elections Act. There is a 30 day grace period for those who miss the deadline to file a financial statement, provided that the candidate pays a $500 late filing fee to the municipality.
The County of Simcoe has formed a Joint Compliance Audit Committee (CAC) with local municipalities as required under the Municipal Elections Act. The participating municipalities in the Joint CAC are the Townships of Clearview, Oro-Medonte, Ramara, Severn, Springwater, Tay, and Tiny, the Towns of Collingwood, and Midland, and the City of Orillia. The committee members were all appointed by by-law in each participating municipality.
The Joint Compliance Audit Committee is a public process and the Committee is responsible for reviewing compliance audit applications submitted by an elector who believes on reasonable grounds that a candidate or third party advertiser has contravened the provisions of the Municipal Elections Act relating to campaign or advertising finances.
An elector that is entitled to vote in an election and believes on reasonable grounds that a candidate or registered third party advertiser has contravened a provision the Municipal Elections Act relating to election campaign finances may apply to the Joint Compliance Audit Committee for a compliance audit of the candidate’s election campaign finances, even if the candidate has not filed a financial statement under section 88.25.
The County of Simcoe Clerk will facilitate the compliance audit process. Within ten (10) days of the municipal clerk receiving the application, it will be provided to the Joint CAC members. All reasonable notice of meetings to the public, candidate or TPA, and applicant will be provided.
Questions regarding this process can be directed to the Town of Collingwood Municipal Clerk, Sara Almas.
- Applicant must be eligible to vote in an election.
- Have reasonable grounds to contest a candidate’s or TPA’s campaign finances.
- Complete the Application for a Compliance Audit.
- Submit application to the Town of Collingwood Municipal Clerk by the deadline.
Deadline to Submit Application for a Compliance Audit
Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 4:30 PM