Information you should know before Oakville’s election day

Advance voting starts October 6. Voting day is October 27, 2014

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Information you should know before Oakville’s election day
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Mary Jo Milhomens

Mary Jo Milhomens

Senior Communications Advisor for the Town of Oakville, and has worked for the town since 2000. She graduated from Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology with High Honours, Creative Advertising & Marketing.

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Back to school, back to routine and for many residents, back to business.

Over the next few weeks much of that business will be about the municipal election set for October 27, 2014.

The town’s election office is working hard to ensure both residents and candidates have all the information they need.

Candidate information session

On September 4, the Town of Oakville, in partnership with the City of Burlington and the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, will host a joint municipal election candidate information session to review the rules on campaign contributions, expenses, and other requirements of the Municipal Elections Act. The session will take place at Oakville Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Road in the Council Chamber from 5 to 7 p.m.

Nomination deadline

Still considering running for municipal office? Nomination and Declaration of Qualification forms must be submitted to the Clerk’s department in Town Hall by 2 p.m. on Friday, September 12, 2014. Forms can be found online at elections.oakville.ca

Voter card

In September, voter cards will be mailed to eligible voters in Oakville.  If you are an eligible voter and do not receive a card by the end of September, please call 905-815-6015, email elections@oakville.ca, or visit the Clerk’s department at Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Road to ensure your name is on the voters’ list. You will need this card to vote.

Advance voting

If you can’t vote on October 27, take advantage of the advance voting opportunities. Advance voting runs from October 6 to 17 with locations throughout the town. You can vote at any one of the advance voting locations listed on the election website at elections.oakville.ca.

Accessibility

All advance voting locations are physically accessible and will have accessible voting equipment. On October 27, voting day, Town Hall will be fully accessible and will be open to all voters for accessible voting regardless of where you reside in the municipality.

For more information about the Municipal Election, visit elections.oakville.ca or call 905-815-6015.

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