Municipality of Glenella – Lansdowne
Municipal Election Information
The next general Municipal election for the Municipality of Glenella – Lansdowne is Wednesday, October 24, 2018. This election is for the Head of Council (Reeve) and 6 Councilors.
The Reeve is elected at large, which means all electors of the municipality are eligible to vote for Reeve. Ward Councilors, are elected from the voters of that ward. Residents will vote in the ward that they reside in, regardless of whether they own land in other wards as well.
Registration of Prospective Candidates
Prospective municipal election candidates must register with the Senior Election Official (SEO) during the registration period before they may begin to accept contributions, incur expenses, fundraise or borrow money for their campaign.
The SEO (or her delegate) will be receiving candidate registrations at the Municipality of Glenella – Lansdowne office, 50 Main Street North, Glenella, Manitoba between the hours of 8:30am – 4:00pm (closed for lunch 12-1) (Monday – Friday) for:
- Reeve -between Tuesday, May 1, 2018 and Tuesday, September 18, 2018.
- Councilors– between Tuesday, July 3, 2018 and Tuesday, September 18, 2018.
Registration forms can be obtained from both Municipal Offices in Glenella or Arden or here form_11a Registration of Candidates . To meet with the SEO personally, contact the Glenella Municipal office at 204-352-4281.
Notice of Changes to Voters List
The voters list may be revised at the Glenella municipal office during regular office hours (Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4:00pm (closed for lunch 12-1)
The voters list may be updated by:
- Adding the name of voters who are entitled to have their names on the list;
- Deleting the names of persons who are not entitled to have their names on the list; and
- Making such other correction of errors to the list as required. All changes to the voters list must be completed on or before September 18, 2018.
Application for Personal Security Protection
A voter may apply in writing to the SEO (at address/fax number noted below) no later than September 18, 2018 to have his/her name and other personal information omitted or obscured from the voters list in order to protect the voter’s personal security. The application may be submitted in person by mail or fax and must include your name, address and include proof of identity. A person who is given a personal security certificate may vote only by sealed envelope ballot. When applying to vote by sealed envelope, the person must give his or her personal security certificate (provided upon application to the SEO) to the SEO.
Qualifications of a voter
A person is eligible to have his or her name added to the Voters List if he or she is:
- A Canadian citizen and at least 18 years of age on election day (October 24, 2018)
- A resident of the Municipality of Glenella – Lansdowne for at least six (6) months prior to the election day (April 24, 2018) OR a registered owner of property in the Municipality of Glenella – Lansdowne before April 24, 2018. Property must be registered in the person’s name (not a corporation) to be included or added to the voters list. If three or more non-resident persons qualify as registered owners of a parcel of land, no more than two of them are eligible to vote. In order to be included on the voters list, each of those two persons must file with the SEO an application signed by the majority of the registered owners. At present, none of these types of owners are listed on the voters list unless they have registered with the SEO. It is very important that such property owners register prior to September 18, 2018 in order to avoid disappointment at the polls.
For qualified electors wishing to run for a position on the municipal council, nominations papers may be filed with the Senior Election Official on September 12,13,14,17 and 18, 2018 at the Municipality of Glenella – Lansdowne Office at 50 Main Street North, in Glenella between the hours of 8:30am to 4:00 pm (closed for lunch 12-1). Nomination papers must be filed in person only with the SEO or her delegate. Email or fax forms will not be accepted. If a candidate requires assistance completing the nomination papers, contact the SEO early in order to avoid any difficulties at the last minute.
For election of the Reeve, the nomination papers must be signed by at least fourteen electors of the municipality.
For election of a Councilor for any of the wards, the nomination papers must be signed by electors of that ward as follows:
Ward 1 –at least two electors of that ward
Ward 2 – at least three electors of that ward
Ward 3 – at least two electors of that ward
Ward 4 – at least three electors of that ward
Ward 5 – at least two electors of that ward
Ward 6 – at least three electors of that ward
Ensure that the name of a person who signs your nomination papers is on the voters list. The SEO will only accept the names which are listed on the voters list. Candidates are cautioned to get more names than required.
Qualifications of a candidate
A person is eligible to be nominated as a candidate and elected as a member of a council if the person is:
- At least 18 years of age on the day of the election (October 24, 2018)
- A Canadian Citizen
- A resident of the Province of Manitoba
- A voter of the municipality
- Not subject to any disqualification under The Municipal Act or any other Act.
There will be several polls available to assist voters to exercise their rights as residents or property owners. Polls will be located as follows:
Poll 1 – Advance Poll – For the Election of Reeve and all Ward Councilors – Arden Municipal Office, 302 Lansdowne Avenue, Arden October 17th. (8 am to 8 pm)
Poll 2 – Sealed Envelope – For the Election of Reeve and all Ward Councilors – Glenella Municipal Office, 50 Main Street North, Glenella September 26-October 21st between the hours 8:30am – 4:00 pm (closed for lunch 12-1)
Poll 3 – Regular Poll – For the Election of Reeve and Councilors for Wards 1, 2 and 3 – Glenella Community Hall 100 Ray Street, Glenella – October 24th (8 am to 8 pm)
Poll 4 – Regular Poll – For the Election of Reeve and Councilors for Wards 4, 5 and 6 – Arden Community Hall 411 Saskatchewan Avenue, Arden – October 24th (8 am to 8 pm)
Please note that on Election Day only Voters for Reeve and Councilors for Ward 1,2 and 3 will vote in Glenella. Voters for Reeve and Councilors for Ward 4,5 and 6 will vote in Arden.
Voting by Sealed Envelope
Often referred to as “Voting by mail”. This service provides an elector the ability to vote by mail in a sealed envelope or attend the Municipal office in Glenella to vote there by sealed envelope. This type of poll will be open as soon as the ballots are available after the close of nominations, usually around September 26th until October 21st.
Electors applying to vote in person may do so during the regular office hours from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm (closed for lunch 12-1).
A person may apply by mail/fax or in person to vote by sealed envelope at the address/fax below.
These sealed ballots are kept in a separate ballot box which will be counted on election night at the close of the Regular Polls at the Glenella Community Hall.
Voting by Advance Poll
This provides electors an opportunity to vote in Arden, if they cannot vote on Election Day or if they are unable to Vote by Sealed Envelope in the Glenella Municipal Office.
These sealed ballots are kept in a separate ballot which will be counted on election night at the close of the Regular Polls at the Glenella Community Hall.
Unofficial election results will be posted on the municipal website www.glenella.ca as soon as they are available on the evening of October 24th and the official results will be posted on the same website at noon on October 25th as well as in both Municipal Offices.
See attached 2018 Candidates Guidebook for additional information 2018 Candidates Handbook