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2016 Municipal By-election

2016 Municipal By-election

Please click on the link below for:

• Candidate's Financial Statements

Am I on the List to Vote?

• Information for Candidates

• Information for Voters

How to Apply to have a Name Removed from the Voters' List

How to Vote

Candidates Currently Running for Office in Temagami in 2016

• Return Envelope Opening Sessions


Official By-election Results

Candidates' Financial Statements

Cloutier, Annette

Middleton, Paul

Morrison, Marvyn James

Prefasi, Ron

Information for Candidates


Municipal Elections Act, 1996, as amended (section 32)

NOTICE is hereby given to the municipal electors of the Municipality of Temagami that nominations for the 2016 Municipal By-election will be accepted for the offices of:

Councillor: One (1) to be elected

Nominations may be made by completing and filing the prescribed nomination form in the Office of the Clerk, in person or by an agent, during regular business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until Thursday, June 30, 2016 and from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Monday, July 4, 2016 (Nomination Day).

Nominations must be accompanied by the prescribed nomination filing fee of $100.00 for Councillor. The fee may be paid in cash, or paid by debit, certified cheque, or money order.


Eligibility to Hold Office

To run for the position of Councillor, you must be:

  • an eligble elector (for details see below); and
  • Not disqualified to hold office by any legislation.


For more information, please contact:

Elaine Gunnell
Municipal Clerk
7 Lakeshore Drive, Temagami
Phone: 705-569-3421 ext 208
Email: clerk@temagami.ca


 Click on the links below for helpful information for candidates.

Nomination Paper - Form 1

Candidates Guide for 2014 - Produced by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

Municipality of Temagami - Code of Conduct for Council

Municipality of Temagami - Procedure By-law

Municipality of Temagami - Terms of Reference for Standing Advisory Committees

The Municipal Act, 2001

The Municipal Conflict of Interest Act, 1990

The Planning Act, 1990

Dates and Times for Processing Yellow Return Envelopes

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Information for Voters

 Who Can Vote In a Municipal Election

A person is entitled to be an elector at an election held in a local municipality, if on voting day he or she is:
• a Canadian citizen;
• at least 18 years old;
• residing in the local municipality or an owner or tenant of land there, or the spouse of such owner or tenant; and
• not otherwise prohibited from voting.

Ineligible Voters

The following CANNOT vote in a municipal election:
• a person serving a sentence of imprisonment in a penal or correctional institution;
• a corporation; or
• a person acting as executor or trustee or in any other representative capacity, except as a voting proxy in accordance with section 44 of the Municipal Elections Act.
• a person convicted of a corrupt practice for an election held within four years of voting day

Number of Votes

A voter is only entitled to vote once in each municipality even if the voter has more than one qualifying property address within the municipality.

For more information on the eligibility requirements for non-resident or student voters, please consult the Voters’ Guide at the link below, or contact the Municipal Clerk.

Voters' Guide for 2014 - Produced by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing


Voters' List

The Voters' List will be produced by June 27, 2016.

Internet Voter Lookup

The Interactive Voter Self Lookup feature is not available for the 2016 Municipal By-Election. Instead, if you would like to ensure that you are on the Voters' list, PLEASE CLICK HERE to complete the VOTER LOOKUP FORM and Elections Staff will get back to you by telephone or e-mail as requested. 

If you are eligible to vote and not on the list, or if your mailing address is incorrect, you will need to complete an application for the Voters' List to be amended.  Applications for changes to the Voters' List must be made in writing and bear ORIGINAL SIGNATURES (it is preferred that you use Form EL15). Applications may be submitted to the Municipal Clerk in person, by mail, or by an agent.  Applications CANNOT be submited electronically or by fax.  You may be required to provide proof of eligibility and/or address.

Changes to the the Voters' List through the application process can be made up to and including Voting Day.

If you are having difficulty with the Voter Lookup Form, please contact the Municipal Clerk by email, by phone at 705-569-3421 ext 208, or by fax at 705-569-2834.

How to Apply to have a Name Removed from the Voters' List

  • Electors may make application to have their own name removed from the Voters’ List up to and including Voting Day (August 18, 2016). Applications must be made in writing and must bear the original signature of the applicant, (it is preferred that you use Form EL15).  
  • Applications to remove another person’s name from the Voters’ List must be made in writing on the appropriate form established by the Clerk from the period June 27, 2016 to the close of voting on Thursday, August 18, 2016. The Clerk shall follow the procedures in the Municipal Elections Act for determining whether or not the person’s name should be removed.

Please contact the Municipal Clerk for more details.



Voting Day is Thursday, August 18, 2016. The Municipality of Temagami will also be using vote-by-mail for the 2016 Municipal By-Election; see below for information on voting by mail or in person.

Election Procedure for use with Vote by Mail for 2016

Please note: The yellow, prepaid business reply Return Envelope may be mailed, deposited in the Municipal Office Drop Box, or delivered to the “Ballot Return Station.” Return Envelopes mailed in Canada are prepaid. The final day to deposit the Return Envelope in the mail to ensure delivery to the Clerk will be printed on the Vote By Mail Kit. Following this date, return envelopes may still be sent by regular mail, but there is a greater possibility that they will not be delivered before close of voting on Voting Day. Following this date, Electors are encouraged to deliver their Return Envelope to the Municipal Office, or Electors may choose to send it by priority mail or courier at their own expense.

If you have received a Vote by Mail Kit in the mail, but prefer to vote at the polling station, PLEASE BRING YOUR KIT WITH YOU TO THE POLLING STATION. The Deputy Returning Officer (DRO) shall verify that the Voter Declaration Form has been signed, shall record the Elector as having voted, and shall ensure that the sealed Secrecy Envelope containing the completed ballot is deposited into the ballot box.

It is the responsibility of each Elector to complete the ballot in accordance with the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 and the procedures set out in the Vote by Mail Kit, and return it to the Municipal Clerk by mail or by deposit at a Ballot Return Station, or Polling Station, on or before 8:00 p.m. on Voting Day.

Voting in Person on Voting Day

There will be one poll available on Voting Day for those who have not voted by mail.  It will be in the Temagami Public Library in the lower level of the Welcome Centre at 7 Lakeshore Drive, Temagami.  It will be open from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.  This is an accessible location.

If you are voting in person, you will be required to show identification at the polling place . Please Click Here for a List of Acceptable Documents for Voter Identification.

If your name is on the voters’ list and you do not have identification, you may fill out and sign a declaration at the voting place that you are the person whose name appears on the list.

If you were issued a Vote by Mail Kit, but attend the Polling Station without your Voter Declaration Form and Secrecy Envelope containing the completed ballot, you shall be required to complete an Application for Replacement Ballot and sign the declaration and produce suitable identification (see above list) before being issued a ballot. (If you received a kit, please bring it with you as outlined above.)

If you are an eligible elector, but were not on the Voters’ List prior to Voting Day, and therefore did not receive a Vote by Mail Kit, you can apply to have your name added at the Polling Station on Voting Day.  You will need to bring and show identification (see above for the list of acceptable identification) and complete and sign a Form EL15.  Upon approval of your application you will be provided with a ballot. 


Candidates Currently Running for Office in Temagami in 2016


The following is a list, in alphabetical order by last name, of certified candidates for the Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Temagami.

Cloutier, Annette councillorcloutier@gmail.com 705-569-3115
Middleton, Paul psmiddleton@ontera.net 705-569-2586
Morrison, Marvyn James
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Prefasi, Ron temagami2016@gmail.com 705-569-3637

This webpage was last updated on August 17, 2016.


All secrecy envelopes will remain sealed until after 8:00 p.m. on August 18, 2016, the close of Voting Day. Votes will not be counted until after that time.

Date Time Location Attendance No. Ballots Recorded
Friday, July 29, 2016 10:00 - 1:00 Boardroom Elaine Gunnell, Tammy Lepage, Gloria Laba 164
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 10:00 - 1:00 Boardroom Sabrina Pandolfo, Debbie Morrow 315
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 10:00 - 1:00 Boardroom Sabrina Pandolfo, Debbie Morrow 128
Friday, August 12, 2016 2:00 - 4:30 Boardroom Elaine Gunnell, Debbie Morrow 100
Monday, August 15, 2016 2:00 - 4:30 Boardroom Elaine Gunnell, Gloria Laba 28

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

2:00 - 4:30 Boardroom Sabrina Pandolfo, Gloria Laba 63