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October 2014 | 2 City of Vaughan Mayor Local and Regional Councillors Local Councillors Elected every four years.

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2 October 2014 | 2 City of Vaughan Mayor Local and Regional Councillors Local Councillors Elected every four years

3 October 2014 | 3 City of Vaughan Responsibilities ● Sidewalks, Streetlights ● Fire Department ● Local Roads ● Water Sewers ● Waste Collection ● By-Law Licensing, Building Permits ● Parking Services ● Parks, Recreation, Arenas ● Events, Culture ● Town-Owned Buildings

4 October 2014 | 4 Vaughan Committees Standing Committees Statutory Committees and Boards City Council Accessibility Advisory Committee, City of Vaughan Non-Profit Housing Corporation, Committee of Adjustment, Compliance Audit Committee, Emergency Management Program Committee, Heritage Vaughan, Property Standards Committee, Vaughan Public Library Board Ad Hoc Committees, Task Forces, Sub-Committees Pierre Berton Discovery Centre Fundraising Task Force, Task Force on Advisory Committees, Condominiums, Task Force on Secondary Suites, Task Force on the City’s Role in Festivals and Community Events, Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Sub-Committee

5 October 2014 | 5 Boards and Committees Volunteer on a municipal board or committee Make decisions or provide advice to Council Eligibility requirements to join Check with your local municipality for details

6 October 2014 | 6 How Decisions Get Made Staff policy development Statutory Committees and Boards (some decide, some recommend) Standing Committees Council Public feedback Ad Hoc Committees, Task Forces, Sub-Committees

7 October 2014 | 7 Your Voice in Vaughan Public Meetings Write your Council Member Deputations and communications to Committees Online Surveys and Social Media

8 October 2014 | 8 Vaughan Budget Process Council sets budget directions Staff in each department prepare budget Staff peer review Council reviews budget Public input sessions on budget (before and after council review) Council discussion and approval of budget

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10 October 2014 | 10 Municipal Election Every four years Mayor Regional Councillors Local Councillors School Trustee

11 October 2014 | 11 Eligibility for Candidates A Canadian citizen At least 18 years of age A resident of the City of Vaughan or the owner or tenant of land, or their spouse Not legally prohibited from voting Not disqualified by any legislation from holding municipal office School Trustee Council A Canadian citizen At least 18 years of age A resident of the area of jurisdiction of the Board Eligible to be an elector for the School Board Not legally prohibited from voting Not disqualified by any legislation from holding municipal office A candidate must meet all of the requirements listed below

12 October 2014 | 12 Who can Vote? ● A Canadian citizen ● At least 18 years of age ● A resident of the City of Vaughan, OR a non-resident owner or tenant of land in the City of Vaughan or their spouse ● Not legally prohibited from voting In order to vote you must meet all of the requirements listed below:

13 October 2014 | 13 Voter Notification Card Voters list ● Confirms you are on the voters list ● Is sent out to people who are on the voters list before election day with information on where and when to vote ● Being on the voters list makes it easier to vote in elections ● Check if you are on the voters list at

14 October 2014 | 14 Voter Identification Supporting identification that shows your name and address, such as: *If your name is on the voters list and you don’t have identification, you can fill out and sign a declaration at the voting location so that you can vote. However, if your name is not on the voters list and you don’t have identification you are not eligible to receive a ballot. An Ontario driver’s licence An Ontario Health Card (only if it has your name and address) A mortgage, lease or rental agreement An insurance policy A credit card statement A bill for hydro, water, gas, telephone or cable TV

15 October 2014 | 15 How do I Vote? Arrive at your designated voting location 1.Show your identification to the election staff 2.Election staff will check if you are on the voters list Election staff will give you a ballot and instructions on how to fill it out

16 October 2014 | 16 Where and When do I Vote? Advance Vote Days October 11, 12, 14-21, 2014 See for times and placeswww.vaughan.ca/elections Election Day Monday, October 27, 2014

17 October 2014 | 17 More Information City of Vaughan 2141 Major Mackenzie Drive Vaughan, Ontario L6A 1T The Regional Municipality of York Yonge Street Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 6Z


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