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Posted by: 100270
Tue, 13 Jul 2021 18:44:34 GMT

Does anyone have a sample scorning or evaluation sheet for reviewing election vendor proposals for internet & telephone voting? If you could share your information with me that would be great.

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Posted by: 104207
Thu, 04 Mar 2021 20:21:18 GMT

Hi Cathy,<br />
You don't have to wait - it's still a benefit to have this bylaw passed as soon as possible for alternate voting methods so you have time to prepare an RFP if necessary, check out options to collaborate with neighbours using the same voting methods, and get your agreements in place for vote by mail or electronic/telephone voting service providers - also time to start thinking about an education plan if it's your community's 1st time with an alternate voting method.<br />
Good luck with your election!<br />

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Posted by: 208126
Thu, 28 Jan 2021 19:49:26 GMT

Hello.  With the changes from Bill 218 regarding the Municipal Election Act specifically changing the timeline for passing the by-law from the year before the election to the year of the election. It changed from "May 1st the year before an election to "May 1st the year of an election".  I am curious if I have to wait until 2022 to pass a by-law or can I pass in 2021. <br />
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<strong>By-laws re voting and vote-counting equipment, alternative voting methods</strong><br />
<strong>42 </strong>(1) The council of a local municipality may pass by-laws,<br />
(a) authorizing the use of voting and vote-counting equipment such as voting machines, voting recorders or optical scanning vote tabulators;<br />
(b) authorizing electors to use an alternative voting method, such as voting by mail or by telephone, that does not require electors to attend at a voting place in order to vote. 1996, c. 32, Sched., s. 42 (1).<br />
<strong>Application of by-law</strong><br />
(2) A by-law passed under subsection (1) or under a predecessor of it,<br />
(a) applies to a regular election if the by-law is passed on or before May 1 in the year of the election; and<br />
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Wed, 26 Sep 2018 16:06:07 GMT

I know not everyone has a TPA registered, but is there any confusion with the public as to what a TPA is or what they can do? We have three registered, and one has been very active. We are trying to communicate with the public about what a TPA is and that it is legal, but there are so many rumours. I am looking for any best practices or experiences on how anyone has handled this in their municipality. Thanks!

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Posted by: sgodby
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 20:22:18 GMT

Good afternoon! Does anyone have Vote by Mail procedures they would be willing to share with Norfolk County?

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Posted by: lhudder
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 15:27:43 GMT

I have been looking at various polices re: mail interruption during election process, as our municipality conducts our election by Vote by Mail. I would be interested in what other municipalities are doing in this regard, especially rural municipalities.

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