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Welcome to the Town of Hanover 2018 Municipal Election Website!  

If you have not received a Voter Notification Letter.......

If you have not received your Voter Notification Letter in the mail, you may not be on the Voters List, or we do not have the correct address. Please contact the Municipal Office to be added to the Voters' List. You will be required to attend the Municipal Office, and proof of residency is required.

If you need assistance at any time call the Municipal Office 519.364.2780 Ext. 1231

VOTING METHOD

In an effort to make voting as convenient and accessible as possible, the Council of the Town of Hanover approved the use of Telephone and Internet Voting for the 2018 municipal election. There will be NO PAPER OR MAIL-IN BALLOTS. Electors will be able to cast their vote online or by telephone from anywhere they have an internet or telephone connection, including at the Help Centre lodated at the Municipal Office.

VOTING PERIOD

Voting is extended for this election, beginning at 10:00 am on Friday, October 12th, 2018 and continuing until 8:00 pm on Monday, October 22nd, 2018. You can cast a vote 24 hours a day during the voting period.

VOTERS’ LIST

It is the responsibility of the elector to ensure they are a qualified elector!

You can confirm your information by contacting the Municipal Office by email at civic@hanover.ca or by phone at 519.364.2780 x 1231. If you are not on the list or your information is incorrect, you will be required to visit the Municipal Office in person with acceptable voter ID. A Form 20 Application to Amend Voters' List will need to be filled out in person. Forms are available by clicking on the links below.

Acceptable Documents for Voter Identification

Form 20 - Application to Amend Voters' List

HELP CENTRE

A Help Centre will be located at the Municipal Office, 341 10th Street, 2nd Floor, throughout the voting period (October 12 - 22) during regular office hours (Monday to Friday | 8:30am to 4:30pm). Electors can be added to the Voters' List and receive assistance and clarification on the election process, including access to the internet.

Extended Help Centre Hours

Saturday, October 13 – 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Tuesday, October 16 – 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Thursday, October 18 – 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Saturday, October 20 – 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Monday, October 22 – 8:30 am to close of voting at 8:00 pm

WHAT DO I NEED TO VOTE?

Voters need to have a Voter Information Letter in order to vote. You should receive your Voter Information Letter in the mail on or around October 4, 2018. This letter will have your instructions and your unique Personal Identification Number, required to log into the internet election site or onto the telephone election platform. If you plan on voting at the Help Centre you must bring your Voter Information Letter with you.

If you do not receive a Voter Information Letter by October 12th, please visit the Clerk’s Office at 341 10th Street, with identification to confirm your registration status and a new letter will be issued.

WHAT DEVICES CAN I USE TO VOTE?

Voters can use any device that connects to the internet including computers, tablets and smartphones. Voters can also use touch-tone telephones. Rotary phones may not be used. There will be no paper ballots for this election.

CAN I VOTE?

Any person who on Election Day (October 22, 2018) meets the following qualifications is eligible to vote:
⦁ is a Canadian citizen.
⦁ is at least 18 years old on Election Day.
⦁ resides in Hanover, or is the owner or tenant of land in Hanover, or the spouse of such a person.
⦁ is not prohibited by law from voting.

WILL THE TOWN STILL HAVE SPECIALTY POLLS?

Specialty polls are not necessary with internet and telephone voting, however, election staff will be on-site at retirement homes and long-term care centres to answer questions or provide assistance during the extended voting period.

Be sure to check this page often for all updates and information regarding the 2018 Municipal Elections.

Are you on the list to vote for the upcoming municipal election?

If you are an Ontario resident over the age of 18 you can visit voterlookup.ca to confirm or update your information in a few easy steps. You can also change your school support for electoral purposes and add names to your property address.

Updating this information will help to ensure that municipal Voters’ Lists are accurate and up-to-date in preparation for municipal and school board elections occurring this October.

Find out ahead of time if you are eligible to vote. Visit voterlookup.ca or call 1.866.296.6722.

Have your say. Log on today.

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OFFICIAL LIST OF CERTIFIED CANDIDATES
Office of Mayor - One (1) to be elected 
Name of Candidate (alphabetical order)Qualifying Address | Contact Information
Paterson, Sue 624 13th Street, Hanover, ON N4N 1Y8
519.364.4535 | rickandsue@wightman.ca 
Winkler, Mary 260 7th Street, Hanover, ON N4N 1G9
519.364.3798 | mwinkler2018@gmail.com 
Office of Deputy Mayor - One (1) to be elected 
Name of Candidate (alphabetical order)Qualifying Address | Contact Information
Hicks, Selwyn J. 554 10th Avenue, Hanover, ON N4N 2P4
519.364.1248 | shicks@hickslaw.ca
Roberts, Bill 185 9th Street, Hanover, ON N4N 1L1
226.909.1717 | billr@wightman.ca
Office of Councillor - Five (5) to be elected  
Name of Candidate (alphabetical order)Qualilfying Address | Contact Information
Dickert, Warren 162 15th Avenue Close, Hanover, ON N4N 3P8
519.369.8004 | w.dickert@bell.net 
Fitzsimmons, Steve 142 16th Avenue Crescent, Hanover, ON N4N 3V4
519.364.0134 | fitzcat80@hotmail.com 
Fleet, Harold 706 16th Street, Hanover, ON N4N 3M3
519.364.4317 | fleety91@gmail.com 
Hambly, Peter 270 7th Street, Hanover, ON N4N 1G9
519.364.5058 | phambly@eastlink.ca  
Hocking, Dave 393/395 13th Street, Hanover, ON N4N 1X8
519.378.6466 | davehocking7@gmail.com 
Hopkins, Rick 398 4th Street South, Hanover, ON N4N 3V2
519.364.4496 | rickdebhopkins@hotmail.com 
Hotchkiss, Ed
353B 10th Avenue, Hanover, ON N4N 2N4
519.387.3394 | edwinhotchkiss@gmail.com 
King, Ed
269 4th Street Crescent, Hanover, ON N4N 3S9
519.364.4690 | edking@wightman.ca
Koebel, Brandon
780 16th Street, Hanover, ON N4N 3W7
519.889.2142 | bdkoebel@gmail.com 
Pratt-Paige, Hazel
505/511 9th Street, Hanover, ON N4N 3M8
519.363.2991 | peacegirlhp2@gmail.com 
Schierz, Mike
288 7th Avenue, Hanover, ON N4N 2H4
226.434.2148 | mike.schierz@danzer.com 
SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEES
Trustee - Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board (English Separate)
One (1) to be elected from the combined municipalities of Grey Highlands, Hanover, Southgate and West Grey (Nominations to be filed with the Clerk of West Grey)
Name of CandidateQualifying Address | Contact Information
 Garvey (Wiseman), Robyn - ACCLAIMED 519 21st Avenue, Hanover, ON N4N 3H2
519.364.6155 | rgarvey@wightman.ca  
Trustee - Bluewater District School Board (English Public)
One (1) trustee to be elected from the combined municipalities of Hanover and West Grey (Nominations to be filed with the Clerk of West Grey) - Please refer to Notice of By-election regarding the Bluewater District School Board Trustee
Name of CandidateQualifying Address | Contact Information
Cozzarin, Paisley E . 66 Albert Street N, Southampton, ON N0H 2L0
226.791.2438 | paisleycozzarin@gmail.com 
Schaus-Atkinson, Tracy L. 259 Queen Street North, Durham, ON N0G 1R0
519.369.5707 | tlatkinson@eastlink.ca 
Trustee - Conseil scolaire Viamonde (French Public School Board)
One (1) to be elected from the combined area of all the municipalities located within the Counties of Bruce, Grey, Dufferin and Simcoe (Nominations to be filed with the Clerk, City of Barrie)
Name of CandidateQualifying Address | Contact Information
Belcourt, Guy 1 Therrien Crt., Penetanguishene, ON L9M 1P7
705.549.3877 | guy.belcourt@yahoo.com 
Caruso, Saveria 125 Birkhall Place, Barrie, ON L4N 0K1
705.730.3639 | garigue53@yahoo.com 
Lapointe, Eric 37 Hemmingway Cres., Barrie, ON L4N 5G2
705.241.8909 | ericrlapointe@yahoo.com 
Trustee Conseil scolaire Catholique Providence (French Separate School Board)
One (1) to be elected from the combined area of all the municipalities located within the Counties of Grey, Oxford and Perth (Nominations to be filed with the Clerk, City of Woodstock)
Name of CandidateQualifying Address | Contact Information
Alary, Alexandre - ACCLAIMED 511 Hatch Street, Woodstock, ON N4S 1N4
519.608.2576 | alexandre_alary@hotmail.com 

If you are considering running for Council or one of the School Board Trustee positions, you must file a nomination paper with the Town Clerk. The nomination period commences on May, 1, 2018. The deadline for filing is July 27, 2018 at 2:00 pm. Candidate and Third Party Advertiser packages are now available at the Municipal Office, 341 10th Street, Hanover.

Candidate Nomination & Third Party Advertiser Registration Notice

Candidate Information Package

So You Want to Run for Council 2018 - Click on the link to register.

This updated for 2018 course will provide an overview of what you should know before you decide to run for municipal office and sign your candidacy. The course contains quotes from Ontario Municipal Councillors; links to relevant sites, materials, and Acts; and participatory elements such as short knowledge quizzes, and a learning journal which can be printed at the end of the course.

QUALIFICATIONS TO VOTE

On Voting Day, a person is qualified to be an Elector if he or she:

  • Is a Canadian Citizen;
  • Is at least 18 years of age;
  • Resides in the Town of Hanover or is an owner or tenant of land in the Town of Hanover, or the spouse of an owner or tenant in the Town of Hanover; and
  • Is not prohibited from voting because he or she:
    • Is serving a sentence of imprisonment
    • Is a corporation
    • Is acting as an executor or trustee or in any other representative capacity
    • Was convicted of a corrupt practice described in Section 90(3) of the Municipal Elections Act

It is the responsibility of the Elector to ensure they are a qualified elector.

Electors will receive a Voter Information Letter in the mail on or around October 4, 2018, providing instructions and a secure Personal Identification Number (PIN) to use to vote by either the internet or telephone. Electors can vote at anytime during the voting period which is from 10:00am on October 12th, through to October 22nd at 8:00pm. There is no need to wait to vote on Voting Day as there will be NO POLLS.

Internet and Telephone Voting Information Session

Want to find out more information about the voting process for the upcoming 2018 Municipal & School Board Elections? An information session is scheduled in the Town of Hanover.

Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 7:00 pm | P & H Centre Lion's Den, 269 7th Avenue

Click below to view Internet Voting Tutorial

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A Third Party Advertisement is a message in any medium, i.e., signs, billboard, newspaper, radio, etc. promoting or opposing a candidate, or a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to a question, referendum, or an issue associated with a person or political party participating in an election.

Advertising that does not cost money to post or broadcast, such as comments made on social media or email, is not considered a Third Party Advertisement.​

The Municipalities of Grey County are recruiting experienced professionals for appointment to the Grey County Compliance Audit Committee (GCCAC) for the 2018 Municipal Election.

Purpose of the Joint Compliance Audit Committee

A compliance audit committee makes decisions on applications for compliance audits of campaign finances for candidates and third party advertisers in a municipal election or by-election.

The committee also considers reports from municipal clerks that identify contributors who appear to have contravened election contribution limits.

Joint Committee for Grey County Municipalities

Section 88.37 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 (MEA) requires all municipalities to establish a compliance audit committee of not fewer than three members and not more than seven members. The municipalities of Grey County are establishing a joint committee of members who will serve on retainer and from whom sub-committees (Sitting Committees) will be established to address each application for a compliance audit and each instance of identified over-contribution.

Applicant Qualifications:

  • GCCAC members should have the ability to understand and apply the election campaign finance provisions of the MEA and must be consideredimpartial with respect to their ability to fulfill their responsibilities.
  • Preference shall be given to those applicants with experience in accounting, municipal administration and/or law.

Term and Payment

The GCCAC will be established by October 1, 2018 and continue until 2022. Successful applicants will receive a retainer of $1000 for the four-year term which will include one mandatory training session and any preparation/review required.

If a Sitting Committee needs to convene, a per-meeting remuneration of $150 for meetings under 4 hours and $250 for meetings more than 4 hours (plus mileage) will also be provided.

Application Process

A copy of the required application form can be found below or requested from the Town Clerk.

Completed applications can be submitted by September 7, 2018 to:

Heather Morrison, Clerk
Grey County
heather.morrison@grey.ca 

or by regaular mail to:

Corporation of the County of Grey
595 9th Avenue East
Owen Sound ON N4K 3E3

A By-election will take place in West Grey and Hanover

WEST GREY, Monday September 10, 2018

  • On August 20,2018, Candidate, Paisley E. Cozzarin, submitted a notice to the Office of the Clerk for the Municipality of West Grey that they are no longer an eligible candidate for the office of English Public School Board Trustee as of August 27,2018.
  • The date of the by-election must be announced in accordance with Section 65 of the Municipal Elections Act.
  • On Monday September 10, 2018, at it’s Special Meeting of Council, the Council of the Municipality of West Grey passed By-law 97-2018, being a By-law to Authorize a 2018 By-Election for the Contest of English School Board Trustee for Bluewater District School Board.  This announcement signals the start of the by-election period.
  • The by-election must be held 45 days following the close of the Nomination Period.  
  • The by-election for the position of Bluewater District School Board Trustee (English Public-School Board Trustee) - Municipality of West Grey and Town of Hanover representative, has been called for Friday, November 23, 2018.
  • The nomination period will begin on Monday, September 10, 2018, with the last day and time for filing being Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 2:00 pm.
  • The voting period will be November 20, 2018 at 10:00 am to November 23, 2018 at 8:00 pm.

Contact information:
Mark Turner, Clerk/Deputy Returning Officer
519.369.2200 ext. 229
www.westgrey.com

Notice of By-Election

   
OFFICIAL LIST OF CERTIFIED CANDIDATES
Trustee - Bluewater District School Board (English Public)
One (1) trustee to be elected from the combined municipalities of Hanover and West Grey (Nominations to be filed with the Clerk of West Grey)
Name of CandidateQualifying Address | Contact Information
Adams, John David 386 14th Avenue, Hanover, ON N4N 2Y1
519.364.5795 | daveanddorothyadams@gmail.com 
Schaus-Atkinson, Tracy L. 259 Queen Street North, Durham, ON N0G 1R0
519.369.5707 | tlatkinson@eastlink.ca 

Notice of By-Election - Bluewater District School Board Trustee

NOTICE is hereby given to the English Public Electors of the Municipality of West Grey and the Town of Hanover that a By-election will be held on Friday, November 23, 2018 to fill the following office:

Trustee for the Bluewater District School Board. One (1) candidate to be elected from the combined municipalities of Hanover and West Grey.

Tracey L. Schaus-Atkinson
CANDIDATES
John David Adams

The Municipality of West Grey and the Town of Hanover will be utilizing Internet / Telephone Voting for this By-election. The Voting Period will be Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 10:00 am until Friday, November 23, 2018 at 8:00 pm.

2018 Municipal By-Election - November 23, 2018

OFFICIAL RESULTS

 Total Eligible Electors (Hanover) 4,489
 Total Recorded Electors (Hanover) 258
 Voter Turnout (Hanover) 5.75%
 John David Adams  202
 Tracey L. Schaus-Atkinson  517 (Elected)
   
Trustee Bluewater District School Board (1 to be elected from combined municipalities of Hanover & West Grey)
CandidateTotal Votes (Hanover & West Grey)

HELP CENTRES

HELP CENTRES will be located at the West Grey Municipal Office, 402813 Grey Rd 4, RR2 Durham, and the Hanover Municipal Office, 341 10th St., Hanover, during the Voting Period (November 20 - 23), daily from 10:00am - 4:30pm, with extended hours on November 21 until 6:30pm and November 23 until 8:00pm.

VOTER INFORMATION LETTER

VOTER INFORMATION LETTER | Voter Information Letters are being mailed on November 14, 2018. If you do not receive your Voter Information Letter by the start of the voting period, you may not be on the Voters List, or we do not have the correct address. You will be required to attend your Municipal Office and provide proof of residency to be added to the list. The contact information is provided below.

CONTACT INFORMATION

West Grey Electors: 519.369.2200 | info@westgrey.com

Hanover Electors: 519.364.2780 x 1231 | civic@hanover.ca 

Dated this 15th day of November, 2018.

   
KEY DATES
May 1 to July 27, 2018 Nomination Period - Nominations may be filed by candidates at the Clerk’s Office during regular business hours (Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm), with the last day for filing being Friday, July 27, 2018 between 9:00 am at 2:00 pm.
July 27, 2018 Nomination Day - Last day in which nominations may be filed by candidates at the Clerk’s Office (between the hours of 9:00 am and 2:00 pm). Nominations will not be accepted after 2:00 pm.
July 27, 2018 Withdrawal of Nomination - Last day to withdraw nominations. Candidates may withdraw their Nomination by filing in person a written withdrawal with the Clerk before 2:00 pm. 
July 30, 2018  Certification of Nomination - The Town Clerk will certify nomination papers before 4:00 pm and notify, as soon as practicable, any candidate deemed ineligible for office.
July 30, 2018 Acclamation of Candidates - After 4:00 pm, the Town Clerk will declare all candidates to be duly elected if they are the only qualified individuals seeking candidacy for a respective office.
August 30, 2018 Internet & Telephone Voting Information Session - 7:00 pm | Lion's Den at the P & H Centre, 269 7th Avenue.
September 4, 2018 Voters' List - The Town Clerk shall make the Voters’ List available for election purposes only.
September 4 to
October 22, 2018
Revision Period - Eligible voters whose names do not appear on the voters’ list or are identified incorrectly may file a revision application with the Town Clerk using the prescribed form.
October 3, 2018 Meet the Candidates Night  - sponsored by the Hanover Chamber of Commerce. 
Location: Hanover Civic Theatre | 7:00 pm
October 4, 2018  Voter Information Letter - Electors should receive their Voter Information Letter on or around this date.
October 12 to 22, 2018 Voting Period - The Voting Period will be from Friday, October 12, 2018 at 10:00 am until Monday, October 22, 2018 at 8:00 pm.
October 22, 2018 Posting of Results - Results will be posted no earlier than 8:30 pm in the Hanover Council Chambers and on the Town website.
December 3, 2018 Term of Office Commences - Inaugural meeting of the new Council at 7:00 pm in the Hanover Council Chambers.
December 31, 2018 Campaign Period - This is the last day a candidate can raise funds for his or her campaign unless an extension is granted by the Clerk (the campaign period begins when nomination is filed). The end of a campaign period can also occur on the date in which a candidate withdraws his or her nomination or on the day it is rejected by the Clerk.