BY-ELECTION DAY IS MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2015

Info for Voters

Election Official Results

WHAT IS A BY-ELECTION

A by-election is an election to fill a vacancy arising during a term of office.

On December 4, 2014, Ward 4 Councillor, Frank Dale was appointed as Peel Regional Chair. As a result, Councillor Dale was required to resign his seat on Mississauga’s City Council and on December 17, 2014, Council declared the Ward 4 seat vacant. On January 5, 2015, Council voted to call a by-election to fill the vacant Ward 4 seat in accordance with Section 262 (1) of the Municipal Act, 2001.

Key dates for the Ward 4 Mississauga by-election include:

Who Can and Cannot Vote?

You can vote in the 2015 Municipal By-Election if , on voting day, you:

You cannot vote in the 2015 Municipal By-Election if, on voting day, you are:

How Do I vote?

Here is what you can expect on voting day.
When you go to your voting location on By-Election Day, take your Voter Notification Card and acceptable Identification (ID) with you. When you get there, you will be given a ballot with one office on it. You will only have the option to vote for the Councillor in Ward 4.

Voting is easy when you get to the polling location:

 

Your vote is then recorded and counted.  All vote totals are stored in the tabulator until the voting location closes. At this time a results tape will be produced by the vote tabulator.

Optical Scan Unit

Voting in Canada is a safe and easy process. No one will know who you voted for. Who you vote for is up to you. We encourage citizens to be actively engaged in their local government elections. They determine the members of City Council and local school boards who make important decisions including how tax dollars are spent in our community. 

 

ABOUT THE OPTICAL SCAN
The Optical Scan Poll Count Tabulating System scans your ballot and tallies your vote, providing you with these benefits:

 


PLEASE NOTE: That identification will be required at the polls. Identification must prove not only the identity of the elector but also their qualifying address.

Acceptable Identification

You need one piece of identification or a document with your name and address to identify who you are and where you can vote.

There are common types of ID, like a drivers’ license, that many people have. If you don’t have ID, there are other things that will work. Here’s a complete list

Proving your Address Without ID or Documents
If you don’t have a permanent address or any of the ID or documents you need to vote, you can write an affidavit stating where you live or where you’ve been sleeping for the past five weeks.

An affidavit is a document with a statement that you swear is true in front of a person called a ‘commissioner of affidavits’.

People in many professions, like doctors, dentists or lawyers, are allowed to act as commissioners and can do this for you. There are also commissioners in the City Clerk’s office at the Mississauga Civic Centre who can help you.

WhERE DO I VOTE?

For the 2015 Municipal By-Election, eligible electors will be able to vote at any of the polling places listed here and on the Voter Notification Card mailed to your home. Any eligible elector can vote at any of the following locations:

Advance Poll Days Locations

CIVIC CENTRE
300 City Centre Drive
Date: Monday, April 13, 2015
Time: 12pm-7pm

MISSISSAUGA VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTRE
1275 Mississauga Valley Boulevard
Date: Saturday April 18, 2015
Time: 10am-5pm

MISSISSAUGA VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTRE
1275 Mississauga Valley Boulevard
Date: Sunday April 19, 2015
Time: 10am-5pm


Election Day Locations:

April 27,2015

CIVIC CENTRE
300 City Centre Drive
Time: 10am-8pm

MISSISSAUGA VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTRE
1275 Mississauga Valley Boulevard
Time: 10am-8pm

METROPOLITAN ANDREI CATHOLIC SCHOOL
515 Mississauga Valley Boulevard
Time: 10am-8pm

ST. CHARLES GARNIER CATHOLIC SCHOOL
4233 Central Parkway East
Time: 10am-8pm

ST MATTHEW CATHOLIC SCHOOL
280 Kingsbridge Garden Circle
Time: 10am-8pm

ST. PIO OF PEITRELCINA CATHOLIC SCHOOL
4765 Huron Heights Drive
Time: 10am-8pm

What is the Voters' List?

The Voters' List is a list of people who can vote (eligible electors) in the 2015 Municipal By- Election. You must be on the Voters' List to receive important election information including a Voter Notification Card. This card provides information on where and when you can vote. Having this card will also speed up the time it takes to vote.

The list is prepared by The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) through an inventory process. The list is then given to   the City of Mississauga for Election Day. The City of Mississauga will receive the list for the 2015 Municipal By-Election by February 20, 2015. Once the list is received, you will be able to review the Voters’ List here online or in person at the Office of the City Clerk. Please check back for updates.

Make changes to the voters' list

If you check the Voters’ List (after February 20, 2015) and you are not on it If you are not on the Voters’ List and wish to be added, or if your information needs to be corrected, you must:

before Monday, April 27, 2015 during regular business days, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
Or you can bring the form with you on Advance voting days (April 13 and April 18 and 19, 2015) or By-Election Day - Monday, April 27, 2015

Voting by Proxy

You can ask someone else to vote for you if you cannot vote during the advance polls or on By-Election Day. The person you ask is called a ‘voting proxy’. Your proxy must also be an eligible voter. There are forms you need to fill out to make it official and certain rules you have to follow.

You cannot:

To appoint someone as your proxy, you must:


Proof of the identity of the elector appointed is required

ACCESSIBLE VOTING

The City is ensuring voting in the By-Election is accessible to everyone. Polling places are inspected before By-Election Day to ensure they are accessible to people who use mobility devices/wheelchairs. That means that there are level entrances and doorways wide enough for wheelchairs.

Advance poll locations in Mississauga will have extra equipment to assist you. If you have low vision, or a physical or cognitive disability that makes it difficult to vote specially designed vote tabulators will be available. You can also bring someone to help you vote if you need to or ask for help at your polling location.