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Frequently Asked Municipal Election Questions, Including Voter Eligibility For Non-Residents

KAWARTHA LAKES-The Kawartha Lakes Municipal and School Board Election is underway. Voters have ’10 Days, 2 Ways’ to vote. Seasonal residents are encouraged to review the frequently asked questions below.

Frequently asked questions

If I own property in Kawartha Lakes and in other Ontario municipalities, can I vote more than once?

Yes. Qualified electors may vote in each municipality in Ontario that they qualify as an elector, however, they may only vote for each office once.

Because of this, you may receive a second Electronic Voting PIN or Mail-In voting kit if you own or rent property in another municipality and they are mailing out voting kits to eligible voters as well. You can participate in that election as well if you satisfy the voting requirements for that municipality.

If I own more than one property in Kawartha Lakes, can I vote more than once?

No. You can vote only once for the offices of Mayor, Councillor and School Board Trustee. Your qualifying address, where your name will be on the voters’ list, will be determined by your primary residence.

If I own property in two wards, which do I vote for?

If you own or rent more than one property in a single municipality, you must vote in the ward where you live. More information on ward boundaries can be found on the Ward Boundaries page. You may also use the Interactive Ward Boundary Map and determine what your ward you live in for the 2022 Municipal Election.

Can I vote in Kawartha Lakes if I own a cottage or other seasonal residence?

Yes. Qualified electors may vote in each municipality in Ontario that they own property. If you are an owner of a property (or their spouse), you may qualify as an elector, and you will receive a Voting PIN Letter in the mail so that you can vote from your home.

Trailer owners in campgrounds are tenants of the campground; therefore they are potentially eligible electors.

Under a timeshare contract, to be eligible, the person must be able to prove that they are entitled to use the land in Kawartha Lakes on Election Day (October 24), or for a period of six weeks or more during the calendar year in which the election is held.

How do I add my name or amend my personal information on the voters’ list?

To view or add yourself to the Voter’s List and to obtain a Voting PIN Letter, you have a couple options:

  • Online (until October 23rd only) complete the Online Registration Form. On election day (October 24th) all new Voting PIN Letters will only be issued in person at one of the following locations below.
  • In Person at City Hall, 26 Francis Street Lindsay
    • Regular Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
    • Extended Hours:
      • Saturday, October 15 (9am-1pm)
      • Saturday, October 22 (9am-1pm)
      • Election Day, October 24 (8:30am to 8:00pm)
  • In Person at Municipal Service Centres
    • Bobcaygeon, 123 East Street South (across from Legion)
      • Regular Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
      • Extended Hours, Election Day October 24 (8:30 am to 8:00pm)
    • Coboconk, 9 Grandy Road (co-located with Coboconk Library)
      • Regular Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
      • Extended Hours, Election Day October 24 (8:30 am to 8:00pm)
    • Lindsay, 180 Kent Street West (Old Lindsay Town Hall)
      • Regular Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
      • Extended Hours, Election Day October 24 (8:30 am to 8:00pm
    • Omemee, 1 King Street West (Coronation Hall)
      • Regular Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
      • Extended Hours, Election Day October 24 (8:30 am to 8:00pm)

Please check as soon as possible to avoid delays, and allow time for corrections or troubleshooting if required.

As of 3pm on October 18 we have received 8,379 votes. Don’t wait until Election Day to get your vote in! The voting period is open until Monday October 24 at 8pm.

Votes can be cast online or by telephone. Voting assistance is available with access to computers and/or touchscreen kiosks at City Hall (26 Francis Street, Lindsay), all Municipal Service Centres and select Kawartha Lakes Libraries across the community.

For additional voting assistance, contact the Elections Help Desk at City Hall (26 Francis Street, Lindsay) by calling 705-324-9411 ext. 1888 or visit www.kawarthalakes.ca/election.

 

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