For more Municipal Election information see the Ministry of Municipal Affairs Election Website.
For a detailed description of how to Vote By Mail, watch this tutorial: Vote By Mail
For School Board Trustee information visit this website.
Information for Candidates
East Zorra-Tavistock Offices to be Elected
The Term of Office will be December 1, 2014 to November 30, 2018.
- Mayor ACCLAIMED
- Deputy Mayor ACCLAIMED
- Councillor, Ward 1 (2 to be elected)
- Councillor, Ward 2 (1 to be elected)
- Councillor, Ward 3 (2 to be elected)
School Board Offices to be Elected
Thames Valley District School Board (2 to be elected)
London District Catholic School Board (1 to be elected)
- Marco D'Annibale
- Clifford Roach
- Jim Talbot
Conseil scolaire catholique Providence (1 to be elected)
Conseil scolaire Viamonde (1 to be elected)
2014 Candidate's Guide MMAH
List of Certified Candidates
Candidates Contact Information
The Township Office is fully accessible to persons with disabilities who wish to submit a nomination for the upcoming election. Alternate formats of documents are available upon request.
Candidate's Guide to Accessible Election from AMCTO.
Information for Voters
A person is entitled to be an elector at an election held in a local municipality, if on voting day he or she is:
- a Canadian citizen;
- at least 18 years old;
- residing in the local municipality or an owner or tenant there, or the spouse of such owner or tenant; and
- not otherwise prohibited from voting.
Voter's Guide to Accessible Election from AMCTO
Are you on the Voter's List?
All eligible voters must ensure their names are on the Voter's List. Please contact the Township Office in person or call 519-462-2697 and we can check the list for you for any eligible voters at your residence.
You may also submit your request online by completing the online request form.
It must be emphasized that in a Vote By Mail system, the onus is on eligible voters to ensure that their names are on the Voter’s List. Because we are using Vote by Mail, it is imperative that our list be as accurate as it can be, so please take the time to check the eligible voters at your residence. This is also an opportunity to check if other persons at your residence are included, be it children who have recently become eligible to vote; or to have children removed from the list if they have moved away from home and are eligible to vote at their new place of residence. (Remember, if the children are students, they are eligible to vote at home as well as where they go to school.) If you are a landlord, please make your tenants aware of this opportunity to be added to the Voters List, as very often, MPAC does not have the correct tenancy information. New to East Zorra-Tavistock? Make sure your electoral information is updated. We want to ensure that every elector in East Zorra-Tavistock has the opportunity to cast their ballot. Your assistance in maintaining an accurate list is appreciated.
Vote by Mail
For the 2014 election, East Zorra-Tavistock electors will be voting from the convenience of their own homes. Voter’s kits will be mailed to you the week of September 29th, and will include a sheet of voting instructions; a Declaration Form to be signed by the elector; a ballot with a secrecy envelope; and a return envelope into which the sealed secrecy envelope and signed Declaration Form are to be placed.
Upon receipt of the Voting Kit, each voter should follow the instructions provided in the Voting Kit exactly. The instructions require the voter to:
- Complete the ballot;
- Insert the ballot into the ballot envelope marked Ballot Secrecy Envelope;
- SEAL the Ballot Secrecy Envelope;
- Complete and sign the Voter Declaration Form. If a voter requires assistance in voting, they can make their mark (ie. an “x”) on the signature line and have a witness sign in the signature area of the Voter Declaration Form;
- Place the completed Voter Declaration Form and the SEALED Ballot Secrecy Envelope into the yellow prepaid business reply envelope;
- Seal the yellow prepaid business reply envelope; and
- Mail the yellow prepaid business reply envelope by October 17, 2014 or deliver it by some other means to the Municipal Office no later than 8:00 p.m. on October 27, 2014.
Instructions are very easy to follow, with a final check list on the outside of the return envelope. We have posted an instructional video to demonstrate this procedure.
Mail-Back Date: Voters will have approximately two weeks to mark their ballot, as Voter’s Kits will be mailed on September 29. You must have the return envelope in the mail no later than October 17th for it to be in our office by October 27th.
As an alternative, for those people not comfortable with putting their completed ballot in the mail, the Township Office which is fully accessible, will be accepting ballots every day of the voting period (September 29-October 27). You are welcome to drop off your sealed return envelope prior to the close of voting at 8:00 p.m. on October 27th. Envelopes will be accepted during regular office hours, or by dropping them at any time into the secured drop box accessed from the mail slot by the front door. Remember that if you are using this method of returning your ballot, you must still seal your ballot in the Secrecy Envelope, complete the Declaration Form, and put both pieces in the yellow return envelope.
For the 2014 election, East Zorra-Tavistock voters will be using a composite ballot. A composite ballot is a single sheet of paper which shows individual sections for each separate office for which you are eligible to vote. You will vote for each office based on the instructions provided by clearly marking an “x” in the box beside the name of the candidate of your choice.
What to Do if You Don't Get a Voting Kit in the Mail?
If your name is not on the Voter’s List by September 15th, you will not receive a voters kit in the mail. If that is the case, you will have to come into the Township Office to have your name added to the list. You will be asked to provide proof of identity and residence, or to sign a declaration that you are eligible to vote in East Zorra-Tavistock. Once your application is certified, your Voting Kit will be issued to you. A Voting Station will be set up at the office, so you will have the option of conducting your vote and dropping your sealed return envelope in the ballot box right then, or you can take the package with you and return your sealed return envelope before the close of vote at 8:00 p.m on Voting Day (October 27th).
Any person who receives a Voting Kit addressed to another person should contact the Municipal Office immediately to receive further information, as it is against the law to exercise a vote other than your OWN vote.
Questions about the vote by mail system? Please feel free to contact the office at 519-462-2697. Information, as well as several FAQ’s, have been posted on our website, and a video demonstration is available for your convenience. If requested, we will gladly do a presentation to demonstrate the proper method of handling your voters kit.