Elections

2018 Municipal Elections

The next regular municipal election to elect a Mayor, Councillors, School Board Trustees and Police Village of Russell Trustees will be held on Monday, October 22, 2018.

You will be able to exercise your right to vote by telephone and internet, between 9:00 am, Wednesday, October 17th and 8:00 pm, Monday, October 22nd, 2018.

Certain candidates were elected by acclamation – the list of certified candidates can be viewed under “Certified Candidates

For more information in regards to the Election Process, please refer to the Township of Russell 2018 Municipal Elections Policies & Procedures (revised September 21, 2018)established by the Clerk.

Voter Information

NOTICE OF ELECTION INFORMATION
Nomination - Notice to Municipal Electors


INFORMATION FOR VOTERS 

Voting is not only a democratic right, it is also the easiest way to have a say in how your community is governed. When you cast a ballot, you are choosing someone who will represent you. 

Municipal government is involved in many aspects of our daily lives. Some of the services include fixing roads, providing water and electricity, collecting garbage, caring for children and the elderly, running public transit, supporting the arts, and protecting our Township's citizens. 

2018 Voters’ guide for Ontario municipal council and school board elections

Who can vote?
A person is entitled to vote in a municipal election if they are a qualified elector. That means, on voting day, you must be: 
• a resident of the Township of Russell, or an owner or tenant of land in the Township, or the spouse of such an owner or tenant; 
• a Canadian citizen; 
• at least 18 years old; and 
• not prohibited from voting by law. 

Who cannot vote?
The following are prohibited from voting in a municipal election: 
• a person serving a sentence of imprisonment in a penal or correctional institution; 
• a corporation; 
• a person acting as executor or trustee or in another representative capacity; 
• a person convicted of a corrupt practice described in section 90(3) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 

Voters list
Your name must be registered on the voters' list to be able to vote! 

Contact the Clerk’s office at elections@russell.ca or by telephone at 613-443-30166 x 2310 to see if you are on the Voters’ List. 

2018 Municipal and School Elections Revisions to the Voters’ List (to view a publicity advertisement published by Russell, Casselman and Nation)

Identification
Anyone asking for amendments to the Voters’ List or requiring the issuance of a new Voter Information Letter shall be able to prove his or her identity and his or her qualification to vote including a proof of residence, renting or ownership, date of birth and even Canadian citizenship. Refer to the list of Acceptable documents for voter identification 

Voter Help Centre
The Voting Period for the 2018 Municipal Elections in the Township of Russell is from 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday October 17, 2018 until 8:00 p.m. on Monday October 22. Eligible voters can vote by telephone or by internet. If you have not received your Voter Information Letter, please contact the Clerk’s Office at elections@russell.ca or 613-443-3066 x2345.

If you require assistance or information to vote, you can visit our Voter Help Centre, which will be established at the Town Hall, and shall be open to the public on the following dates and times:

 - Wednesday, October 17 - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

- Thursday, October 18 - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

- Friday, October 19 - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

- Saturday, October 20 - 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

- Sunday, October 21 - 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

- Monday, October 22 - 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Voting method 
Eligible electors will be able to vote by internet or telephone from October 17 to 22, 2018. 
By Internet (video)
By phone (video)


Certified Candidates

List of Certified Candidates
(Printable version PDF)

Mayor

ARMSTRONG, Charles
613-443-0588
campaign.armstrong@gmail.com

LEROUX, Pierre
613-915-1975
pierreleroux@rogers.com

McNALLY, Shawn

613-445-3500
electmcnally@gmail.com


Councillors

BRISSON, André
613-443-5352
brisson1076@gmail.com

DAOUST, Nicolas
613-914-6065
nicaoust@gmail.com

GAGNIER, Marc-Antoine
613-619-0041
monsieur1992@hotmail.ca

KARGUS, Richard
613-297-1669
rickkargus@yahoo.ca

LAURIN, Jamie
613-853-3581
jamie.laurin@rogers.com 

RENAUD, Richard (Rick)
613-323-1884
rick@renaudconsulting.ca

SAUCIER, Cindy
613-445-3852
dandycin@hotmail.com

ST-AMOUR, Isabelle
613-219-9715
istamour@outlook.com 

TARNOWSKI, Mike
613-668-1866
teacher2131@yahoo.ca


Police Village of Russell Trustees / Syndics du village partiellement autonome de Russell

McNALLY, Wendy
swmcnally@rogers.com

MILLER, Mike
613-445-2900
mikemillerxc@msn.com

ROKOSH, Gregory Joseph
613-445-2874
ggrokosh@yahoo.ca
(All 3 Acclaimed / Tous les 3 élus sans concurrents)



Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l'Est ontarien

BAZINET, François
613-984-2260
fdb1@bell.net
(Acclaimed / Élu sans concurrent)



Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario

WILSON, Sue
613-678-3306
wilsonfarms1980@xplornet.com
(Acclaimed / Élue sans concurrent)


Upper Canada District School Board

PARISIEN, Corina
613-551-3852
corinawilson09@hotmail.com
(Acclaimed / Élu sans concurrent)


Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario

KEOUGH, John
613-764-0404
johnkeough@rogers.com

TESSIER, Pierre
613-424-6999
tessierpierre@yahoo.ca

Key Dates

(Printable version PDF)

Nomination Period

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - Friday, July 27, 2018

Candidates can file a nomination paper at the Clerk’s Office at any time during normal business hours until Nomination Day (July 27, 2018) at 2:00 p.m.

Nomination Day

Friday, July 27, 2018 (9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)

Last day for candidates to file a nomination paper at the Clerk’s Office.  Nominations close at 2:00 p.m. This is also the deadline for withdrawal.

Nominations Certified

Monday, July 30, 2018

Clerk certifies candidate nomination papers by 4:00 p.m.

Campaign Period

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - Monday, December 31, 2018

The Campaign Period starts when a candidate files a nomination paper and ends on December 31, 2018.

Voters’ List

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Preliminary Voters’ List is available for candidates and revisions begin.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Interim Voters’ List is available for candidates and revisions continue.

Election Signs

Saturday September 22, 2018 – Thursday, November 1, 2018 
Candidates can display election signs thirty (30) days prior to the municipal election-voting day and must be removed within ten (10) calendar days following the day of the election. 
For further details on election signs by a candidate or registered party, refer to s. 7.1.1 (a) of the consolidated By-law 2016-052 

Campaign Finances

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Final Certificate of Maximum Campaign Expenses available for candidates.

Voting Day

Monday, October 22, 2018

Voting closes at 8:00 p.m.


Becoming a Candidate

Thinking of Running for Council? - General information and tools to guide you

For more information in regards to the Election Process, please refer to the 
Township of Russell 2018 Municipal Elections Policies & Procedures established by the Clerk. 

It is also recommended that you consult the Ministry of Municipal Affairs' 2018 Candidates' guide for Ontario municipal council and school board elections

AMO - So You Want to Run for Council?

The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) has a course to provide an overview of what you need to know before running for municipal office.

Click here to learn more. 
Sign up for the course at www.MunicipalEducation.ca

Third Party Advertisers

List of certified Third Party Advertisers

Prior to 2018, third party advertising was not regulated for municipal council and school board elections. Those who wanted to advertise or distribute materials supporting or opposing a candidate did not have to identify themselves, were able to spend unlimited amounts of money, and did not have to report their advertising or financial activities to anyone.

Recent changes to the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 created a framework of rules for third party advertising. This guide provides information about who can register to be a third party advertiser, what registration allows them to do, and the rules that third party advertisers must follow.

GUIDES:
GUIDE FOR THIRD PARTY ADVERTISERS FOR THE ONTARIO MUNICIPAL COUNCIL AND SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS - Ontario

2018 Guide for third party advertisers – Ontario municipal council and school board elections - Ministry of Municipal Affairs

FORMS:

Notice of Registration – Third Party (Form 7)
Financial Statement – Auditor’s Report – Third Party (Form 8)


Past Election Results

To view the official results for the 2014 municipal election, please click on the following link:

 -  
2014 Municipal elections - Official results (Participation rate 39.3%) 

 - 2014 by-election results

2014 Financial Statements

Mayor

Donald ST. PIERRE - Financial statement filed but a notice of default was issued because the auditor’s report was missing

Jean-Paul (JP) ST. PIERRE - Financial statement filed

Councillors

Trustees - Police Village of Russell

Trustee - French Separate School

Trustee - English Separate School

2014 MUNICIPAL BY-ELECTION

Mayor

To consult election by-laws, please consult the Bylaws and Policies page.


Accessibility Plan

The Township of Russell has made great efforts in promoting a barrier free community.

The 2018 Municipal Election Accessibility Plan was prepared in order to ensure that the 2018 Municipal Election is consistent with the core principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.

MUNICIPAL ELECTION ACCESSIBILITY PLAN 2018

Contact Us

elections@Russell.ca

Joanne Camiré Laflamme, Clerk
Telephone: 613-443-3066 ext. 2310

Maryse Roy, Deputy-Clerk
Telephone: 613-443-3066 ext. 2334

Hours
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Address
Township of Russell - Clerk’s Office 
717 Notre Dame Street
Embrun, ON K0A 1W1

http://fr.russell.ca/hotel_de_ville/gouvernement_municipal/renseignements_sur_les_elections/