Registered Third Party Advertisers

Third-party advertisers are individuals, trade unions, or corporations who wish to advertise during the municipal and school board elections, either in favour or against a specific candidate or candidates. As of the 2018 municipal and school board elections, such third-party advertisers are required to register with the Municipality, and are subject to a series of legislated requirements, including restrictions on how much each advertiser can spend during the campaign.

Individuals, trade unions, or corporations who wish to register as a third party advertiser should contact the Returning Officer, Matt Smith, at 519-538-1060 extension 1115 or msmith@meaford.ca to discuss the requirements.

Registered Third Party Advertisers

The following third-party advertisers have registered for the 2018 municipal elections.

Joint Compliance Audit Committee

The municipalities of Grey County have established a joint committee of members who will serve on retainer and from whom sub-committees will be established to address each application for a compliance audit and each instance of identified over-contribution. Council of the Municipality of Meaford formally established the committee through By-law 2018-46, which included the pdf Terms of Reference for the Committee (282 KB) .

The following committee members have been appointed to serve on the Grey County Compliance Audit Committee from 2018 to 2022:

  • John Cameron
  • Ann Dumyn
  • Miranda Lahtinen
  • David Nusko
  • Ken Duffy
  • Dan Sullivan
  • Sonya Mount

A brief biography of each member, along with the official appointment notice, can be found at the links below.

  pdf Appointment Notice (62 KB)

  pdf Member Biographies (12 KB)

Voting Method

The upcoming Municipal Election to elect a Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Councillors and School Board Trustees will be held in the Municipality of Meaford between October 12 and 22, 2018.

Electronic Voting

As in 2014, Council of the Municipality of Meaford approved the use of Electronic Voting (Telephone/Internet) for the 2018 Municipal and School Board Elections. With electronic voting, electors can vote anytime and anyplace, by telephone, hand held device, tablet or personal computer.

The Municipality has engaged Dominion Voting Systems to provide the internet and telephone voting systems. Voters can get additional information on the systems, and how to vote, by viewing the Internet Voting Voter Education video or the pdf Telephone Voting Process presentation (423 KB) .

Voting Period Extension

Due to technical issues with our service provider, the Clerk has determined that it is necessary to extend the Voting Period until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, in accordance with section 53 of the Municipal Elections Act. Voters can vote online, by telephone or at Municipal Help Centres until 8 p.m. on October 23. Help Centres will be open at 21 Trowbridge St. W from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on October 23, and at the Sydenham Centre at 458372 Grey Road 11 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Further information can be found in the pdf press release (402 KB) issued and the pdf statement from Dominion Voting Systems (29 KB) .

Help Centres

Voter Help Centres will be set up during the 11 day voting period to assist residents. Eligible electors will be able to register to vote, confirm they are on the voters’ list and access the internet to vote at the Help Centres.

A Help Centre will be available at the Municipality's Administration Building (21 Trowbridge Street West, Meaford) during normal office hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday). The office will be open extended hours on Sunday, October 14 and Sunday, October 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 16, Thursday, October 18, Monday, October 22, and Tuesday, October 23.

Help Centres will also be available at the following locations:

Saturday, October 13, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.: Sydenham Centre, 458372 Grey Road 11
Tuesday, October 16, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.: Trinity United Church, Annan
Wednesday, October 17, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.: Bognor Hall, 597352 Grey Road 29
Thursday, October 18, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.: Woodford Hall, 107 Woodford Crescent
Saturday, October 20, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.: Heritage Place Mall, Owen Sound
Tuesday, October 23, 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.: Sydenham Centre. 458372 Grey Road 11

Procedures

The Clerk, in his capacity as the Returning Officer has established procedures for the use of an alternative voting method (internet and telephone) and count equipment, in accordance with section 42 (3) of the Municipal Elections Act.

These published alternative voting method and count equipment procedures will form part of the Municipality of Meaford's Election Procedures that will be issued by the Municipality prior to April 30, 2018.

The Returning Officer reserves the right to make administrative changes to the following procedures as necessary, including but not limited to amending the form names and numbers listed.

pdf Alternative Voting Method Procedures (88 KB)

pdf Alternative Voting Method Forms (71 KB)

  pdf Addendum to Procedures - Declined Ballots (55 KB)

Candidates

Candidate Meetings

Learn more about each candidate and their platforms by attending one of the following Candidate meetings, organized by local community groups:

All Candidates Meeting
Tuesday, September 18 at 2pm
Meaford and St. Vincent Community Centre, 151 Collingwood Street

Councillor Candidates Meeting
Wednesday, September 26 at 6:30pm
Meaford United Church

Mayor and Deputy Mayor Candidates Meeting
Wednesday, October 3 at 6:30pm
Woodford Hall, 107 Woodford Crescent

Official List of Certified Candidates

Notice is hereby given to the Municipal Electors that, during the period commencign May 1, 2018 and completed on Nomination Day, July 27, 2018, the following persons filed all necessary papers, declarations and fees. As Clerk, I am satisfied that such persons are qualified and that their Nominations satisfy the requirements of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996. I have, therefore, certified such candidates for the office which follows their respective name:

Name of Candidate
(in alphabetical order)

Office

Contact Information

Clumpus, Barb Mayor

Tel: 519-538-3345 (H)

barb.clumpus@sympatico.ca

McHugh, Ray Mayor Tel: 519-373-7996 (H)
McPherson, Jim Mayor

Tel: 519-387-8966 (C)

Tel: 519-377-3386 (C)

earthharvest@rogers.com

Keaveney, Shirley Deputy Mayor

Tel: 519-373-7652 (C)

Tel: 519-538-1091 (W)

shirlkeaveney@gmail.com 

Long, David Deputy Mayor

Tel: 519-599-7019 (H)

thebottomlinemeaford@gmail.com

Bartley, Steve Councillor Tel: 519-794-9980 (H)
Bell, Tony Councillor

Tel: 519-372-2666 (H)

Tel: 519-538-4442 (W)

bluewatermachine@bellnet.ca
Foster, Amie Councillor

Tel: 519-375-6273 (C)

afostermeaford@gmail.com

Greenfield, Harley

Councillor

Tel: 519-538-2570 (H)

hrgreen1822@gmail.com

Kay, Karen Councillor

Tel: 519-377-3386 (C)

karenkay4council2018@gmail.com

Kentner, Ross Councillor

Tel:519-538-3185 (H)

Tel: 519-477-4416 (C)

rosskentner@gmail.com

MacIntyre, Diane Councillor

Tel: 519-374-9510 (H)

dimacintyre@hotmail.com

Richardson, Francis Councillor

Tel: 519-379-5998 (H)

frichardson@outlook.com

Uhrig, Robert Councillor

Tel: 519-377-3570 (C)

rjuhrig56@gmail.com

Vickers, Paul Councillor

Tel: 519-270-5098 (C)

pvickers2018@outlook.com

Young, Deborah Councillor

Tel: 519-387-0201 (C)

deborahyoungforcouncillor2018@gmail.com

Morgan, Frances

School Board Trustee

Bluewater DSB

Tel: 519-986-2731 (H)

francesmorgan@rocketmail.com 


The following candidates have been certified by the Municipality responsible for the respective School Board Elections:

Name of Candidate
(in alphabetical order)

Office

Contact Information

Alary, Alexandre

School Board Trustee

Conseil scolaire catholique Providence

Tel: 519-608-2576 (C)

alexandre_alary@hotmail.com

Belcourt, Guy

School Board Trustee

Conseil scolaire Viamonde

Tel: 705-549-3877 (H)

guy.belcourt@yahoo.com

Bethune, Norman

School Board Trustee

Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Boar

Tel: 519-376-8315

normbeth@bmts.com

Caruso, Saveria

School Board Trustee

Conseil scolaire Viamonde

Tel: 705-730-3639

garigue53@yahoo.com 

Lapointe, Eric

School Board Trustee

Conseil scolaire Viamonde

Tel: 705-241-8909 (W)

ericrlapointe@yahoo.com


Acclaimations

I hereby declare the certified candidates listed below to be acclaimed to the office that follows their respective names pursuant to s.37 of the Municipal Election Act, 1996, as amended:

Name of Candidate
(in alphabetical order)

Office

 Morgan, Frances School Board Trustee, Bluewater District School Board

The following certified candidates have been declared to be acclaimed to the office that follows their respective names pursuant to s.37 of the Municipal Election Act, 1996, as amended, by the Municipality responsible for the conduct of the relevant School Board Election:

Name of Candidate
(in alphabetical order)

Office

 Alary, Alexandre School Board Trustee, Conseil scolaire catholique Providence
Bethune, Norman School Board Trustee, Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board