By-law to Authorize Alternate Voting Methods

BY-LAW Number: 
2017-028
Summary: 

BEING A BY-LAW TO AUTHORIZE THE USE OF INTERNET AND TELEPHONE VOTING AS AN ALTERNATIVE VOTING METHOD FOR THE 2018 MUNICIPAL ELECTION


WHEREAS Section 42 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 (the Act) provides that a local council may, by by-law, authorize the use of an alternate voting method that does not require electors to attend at a voting place in order to vote;
 
AND WHEREAS Section 42(5) of the Act provides when a by-law authorizing the use of an alternative voting method is in effect, sections 43 and 44 apply only if the by-law so specifies;
 
AND WHEREAS Council deems it appropriate and in the public interest to conduct the Municipal and School Board Election using an internet and telephone voting method;
 
NOW THEREFORE COUNCIL OF THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWN OF COLLINGWOOD ENACTS AS FOLLOWS:
 
  1. THAT the alternative voting method of “Internet/Telephone” is hereby authorized for the 2018 Municipal and School Board Election.
  2. THAT the Clerk/Returning Officer is authorized to determine the length of the voting period, including advanced voting.
  3. THAT no proxy voting provisions are applicable to the 2018 municipal election conducted in accordance with this By-law.
  4. THAT the counting of ballots by electronic methods, in keeping with the voting method, is hereby authorized.
  5. THAT Council authorizes the Clerk to enter into agreements with selected vendors necessary for the conduct of the election in keeping with the Town’s Purchasing By-law.
  6. THAT By-law No. 2014-049 be hereby repealed.
  7. THAT this By-law shall come into full force and effect on the date of final passage hereof at which time all By-laws and/or resolutions that are inconsistent with the provisions of this By-law and the same are hereby repealed or rescinded insofar as it is necessary to give effect to the provisions of this By-law.
ENACTED AND PASSED this 10th day of April, 2017.
 
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MAYOR
 
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CLERK