The Town of Lynn Lake hereby gives notice of a By-Election for the vacant position of Councillor to be held Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
NOTICE OF REGISTRATION
Notice is hereby given that the Senior Election Official (SEO) Matthew Aequitus will be receiving candidate registrations for the office of Councillor from May 20th, 2016 and June 7th, 2016 between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm at the Town Office.
Prospective municipal election candidates must register with SEO Matthew Aequitus during the registration period before they may begin to accept contributions, incur expenses, fundraise or borrow money for their campaign.
NOTICE OF NOMINATION
Notice is hereby given that the Senior Election Official (SEO) Matthew Aequitus will be receiving nominations for the office of Councillor from Wednesday, June 1st through Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm at the Town Office.
All nominations shall be made in writing and shall be signed by at least twenty-five voters, or NOT less than 1% of the voters (whichever is the lesser) of the authority or ward (as the case may be), but in all cases by at least two voters. Each nomination shall also be accompanied by the candidate’s declaration of qualification.
Nominations may be filed in person at the above location, on the date and hour specified, by an agent, or by fax. To obtain a nomination paper, and / or candidate’s declaration of qualification, contact the SEO at the telephone number listed below. Nomination papers not accompanied by the required documents and not properly filed shall be rejected.
ADDITIONS TO THE VOTERS LIST AND/OR PERSONAL SECURITY PROTECTION REQUESTS
In accordance with Section 36 of The Municipal Councils and School Boards Election Act, the Town of Lynn Lake Voters List is open for changes or revisions.
• Any person who is eligible to vote in municipal elections in the Local Authority of The Town of Lynn Lake can have his or her name added to the Voters List, or have any information about the voter on the Voters List corrected.
• Any person can request to have his or her name and address obscured from the Voters List.
A person whose name has been obscured will receive a Personal Security Certificate and identification number. In a civic election, that person may only vote by Sealed Envelope Ballot and cannot vote in person at the regular or advance voting places.
To implement the above, a written request must be submitted to the Senior Election Official, in person, by e-mail, fax or mail to contact information below.
VOTING AS A NON-RESIDENT
For municipal elections only, non-resident land-owners are eligible to vote in an election. In order to be eligible, the person must be:
• A Canadian citizen;
• At least 18 years of age on Election Day;
• A registered owner of land in the municipality for at least six months on Election Day.
A maximum of two non-resident property owners, per property, are permitted to vote in a municipal election. In order to vote, each of these voters must obtain written consent from a majority of the registered land-owners, and file this with the senior election official. Consent forms can be obtained from the senior election official, and must be presented at the time of voting.
When voting, you may also be required to provide proof of ownership to the voting official. Ensure you bring proof of ownership with you when voting.
For further information or to obtain a consent form please refer to the contact information below.
The Town of Lynn Lake – Town Office
PO Box 100, Lynn Lake, Manitoba R0B 0W0
Telephone 204-356-4201 | Fax 204-356-8297