Welcome to the Municipality of Tweed!
Municipal elections are organized and administered by the Clerk’s office with the municipal election scheduled to be run from 9:00 a.m. on Monday, October 17, 2022 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, October 24, 2022 and voters will be able to vote either by telephone or on the internet using the PIN they receive in their Voter Information Letter which will be mailed out to all voters in advance of the Voting Period. For enhanced security you will also need your date of birth in order to log in to vote.
A Voter Help Center will be available at the Municipal Office to assist voters. If you require assistance you will need to bring your Voter Information Letter with you to the Voter Help Center. The Voter Help Center will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from October 17th to 21st and from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on October 24th.
If you do not receive a Voter Information Letter you can still vote by getting your name added to the Voters' List.
It will be necessary to complete the appropriate form and bring identification with you to the Municipal Office to be added to the Voters List.
For more information and to access forms please visit our election page https://tweed.ca/municipalelectionc111.
What to do if you receive a duplicate letter:
Should an eligible voter receive more than one Voter Information Letter, the eligible voter may only vote once and must return the other Voter Information Letter(s) to the municipal Revision Centre and complete an FORM EL 15 to remove the duplicate name(s).
All electors who vote more than once or who improperly use the Voter Information Letter shall be reported to the Police for further investigation as to possible corrupt practices under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996.
What to do if you receive mail that is not yours:
Return the unopened mail to the post office with “Return to Sender” marked on the envelope. It is against the law to open someone else’s mail.
It is an offence to do, or attempt to do, any of the following:
vote if you are not an eligible elector
vote more times than you are permitted to vote
vote in a voting place where you are not entitled to vote
persuade a person who is not an eligible elector to vote
cast a vote yourself after you have appointed a proxy
vote as a proxy if the person who appointed you has cancelled the appointment, become ineligible to vote or died
give a ballot to someone if you are not authorized to do so
bribe a person (using money, valuables, or offers of office or employment) to vote a certain way or to not vote at all, or give someone else money so that they can bribe the person
accept a bribe to vote a certain way or to not vote at all
bribe a person to become a candidate, decide to not become a candidate, or withdraw from being a candidate
If a person is convicted of committing an offence, they may be subject to the following penalties:
a fine of up to $25,000
ineligibility to vote or run in the next regular election
up to six months in prison
If a corporation or trade union is convicted of committing an offence, they may be subject to a fine of up to $50,000.
These penalties would be determined by the court.