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WHO? WHAT? WHEN? WHERE ? WHY ? June 2014. New Four Ward System Number of Elected Officials 1 - Mayor at Large 1 - Councillor Ward 1 1 - Councillor Ward.

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1 WHO? WHAT? WHEN? WHERE ? WHY ? June 2014

2 New Four Ward System Number of Elected Officials 1 - Mayor at Large 1 - Councillor Ward Councillor Ward Councillor Ward Councillor Ward District Councillor Wards 2 & District Councillor Wards 1 & 3

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4 CURRENTLY YOU MAY CHECK TO SEE IF MPAC HAS YOU IN THEIR VOTING DATABASE – VOTERLOOKUP.CA THE VOTER’S LIST BECAME AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 YOU HAVE A NUMBER OF WAYS TO CONFIRM YOU ARE ON THE LIST: COME INTO THE OFFICE TO VIEW THE LIST CALL THE OFFICE AND SPEAK TO ONE OF THE ELECTION OFFICERS GO TO THE TOWNSHIP WEBSITE FOR DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO ACCESS OUR ELECTRONIC PORTAL - MUNICIPAL VOTER VIEWwww.gbtownship.ca TO BE ADDED TO THE LIST, YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO FILE AN EL15 FORM AND PRODUCE IDENTIFICATION / PROOF OF QUALIFYING ADDRESS. ALL FORMS MUST HAVE ORIGINAL SIGNATURES

5 ELIGIBILITY TO VOTE AN ELIGIBLE ELECTOR : RESIDES IN THE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY OR IS THE OWNER OR TENANT OF LAND THERE, OR THE SPOUSE (INCLUDES SAME SEX PARTNER) OF SUCH OWNER OR TENANT; IS A CANADIAN CITIZEN IS AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD IS NOT PROHIBITED FROM VOTING UNDER SUBSECTION 3 OR OTHERWISE BY LAW AN INELIGIBLE ELECTOR: √ IS 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 (SEC 44) √ A PERSON WHO WAS CONVICTED OF THE CORRUPT PRACTICE DESCRIBED IN SUBSECTION 90(3)

6  2014 TOWNSHIP OF GEORGIAN BAY MUNICIPAL ELECTION WILL AGAIN BE CONDUCTED USING VOTE BY MAIL.  THE MAILING OUT OF VOTING KITS SHALL COMMENCE ON SEPTEMBER 26,  THE LAST DATE TO MAIL YOUR BALLOT IN FOR GUARANTEED MAIL DELIVERY IS OCTOBER 18,  IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE YOUR VOTING KIT BY OCTOBER 8, 2014, CONTACT THE MUNICIPAL OFFICE.

7  VOTING INSTRUCTIONS  VOTER DECLARATION FORM  BALLOT  SECRECY ENVELOPE  POSTAGE PAID REPLY ENVELOPE (Yellow)

8 1.MAKE SURE IT IS YOUR NAME THAT APPEARS ON THE VOTING KIT. YOU CANNOT SUBSTITUTE SOMEONE ELSE'S KIT 2.MARK YOUR BALLOT √ X TO VOTE FOR A CANDIDATE, MARK A √ OR, MAKE AN X INSIDE THE BOX DIRECTLY BESIDE THE CANDIDATE’S NAME. THERE MAY BE UP TO FOUR AREAS WHERE YOU NEED TO RECORD YOUR VOTE – AREA COUNCILLOR, DISTRICT COUNCILLOR, MAYOR, AND SCHOOL BOARD. BLACK INK OR MARKER IS RECOMMENDED PLEASE DO NOT MARK YOUR BALLOT ANYWHERE ELSE EXCEPT FOR IN THE BOXES RIGHT BESIDE THE CANDIDATE'S NAME. MARKINGS ELSEWHERE MAY RESULT IN A SPOILED BALLOT FOR ALL FOUR NOMINATIONS. STEPS FOR COMPLETING AND RETURNING YOUR BALLOT

9 3.PUT YOUR BALLOT INTO THE WHITE SECRECY ENVELOPE AND SEAL IT. 4.SIGN THE VOTER DECLARATION FORM AND INSERT IT INTO THE YELLOW RETURN ENEVELOPE. 5.PLACE YOUR WHITE SECRECY ENVELOPE INSIDE THE YELLOW RETURN ENVELOPE. MAKE SURE THE TOWNSHIP MAILING ADDRESS IS VISABLE THROUGH THE ENVELOPE WINDOW. 6.SEAL YOUR YELLOW RETURN ENVELOPE AND PLACE IT IN ANY CANADA POST MAIL BOX PRIOR TO OCTOBER 18 FOR GUARANTEED DELIVERY OR DELIVER IT TO OUR OFFICE BEFORE 8:00 P.M.OCTOBER 27.

10 Your vote really does matter, it’s just a matter of you voting! Your vote will help shape the future of our municipality by helping to determine who will sit on the local council and make the often difficult decisions about, but not limited to: √ What services our municipality will offer; √ How much our municipality will be spending on roads, recreation, planning and building issues, protective and administrative services; √ What resources are necessary for our stakeholders and where or how they will access those resources. √ Policies regarding land use, recreational water quality initiatives, and other community needs.

11 Properties Held in Trust or Owned by a Corporation Properties that are held in trust or by a corporation, including a Family Trust, are not eligible for voting rights. However, if the property user can produce either a Utility Billing in the person’s name and showing the property address, or a lease agreement for exclusive use, I may be able to qualify them as a "Tenant" on the property. The Spouse of that 'Tenant" may also be eligible to vote. Adult Children of Cottage Property Owners do not get to vote unless they are named on the deed or have an exclusive use tenancy agreement. [Susan Boonstra, Clerk]

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