Information for Voters in Ward 2

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The voting period for the 2024 Municipal By-election (Ward 2 - Rural) is between June 1 to June 6, 2024.

Icon of a phone with a checkmarkAs a Canadian citizen, voting is your right and responsibility. Your community is shaped by the outcome of an election. The people who are elected will make many important decisions including how tax dollars are spent in your community.

In the upcoming Municipal By-election, Ward 2 residents can vote for the office of Councillor, Ward 2 (Rural). Residents that live in Ward 1 will not be eligible to vote in this by-election. 

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Before you vote

Learn about who can vote, when to vote and instruction letters.

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Who is running?

Find out more about the candidates running in the 2024 Municipal By-election (Ward 2 - Rural)

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Information for Voters in Ward 2

We will be offering two methods for voting: internet and telephone. Check to see if you are on the Voters' List by contacting the Clerk's office.

Before you vote

Learn about who can vote, when to vote and how to check if you are on the Voters' List. Check out the Ministry's 2022 Voters' Guide for more information. 

Who can vote?

You can vote in the 2024 Port Hope Municipal By-election if you are:

  • A resident of Ward 2 (Rural) in the Municipality of Port Hope; or, a non-resident, who is an owner or tenant of land in Ward 2 (Rural) of the Municipality or a spouse of such owner or tenant; and,

  • A Canadian citizen;
  • At least 18 years of age; and
  • Are not prohibited from voting under the Municipal Elections Act or otherwise by law. 

Remember: You can only vote once, regardless of how many properties you own or rent. 

Who is prohibited from voting?

Under the Municipal Elections Act, the following are prohibited from voting:

  • A person who is serving a sentence of imprisonment in a penal or correctional institution;
  • A corporation;
  • A person acting as executor or trustee or in any other representative capacity, except as a voting proxy in accordance with section 44 (Port Hope is utilizing alternative voting measures and therefore voting by proxy is not applicable); and
  • A person who was convicted of the corrupt practice described in subsection 90 (3), if voting day in the current election is less than five years after voting day in the election in respect of which he or she was convicted.

When can I vote?

The voting period will commence on June 1, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. and conclude at 8:00 p.m. on Voting Day, June 6, 2024.

Ward 2 residents can vote online or by telephone at anytime during the voting period. Remember, you can only vote once, even if you own multiple properties within the Municipality. 

If you require assistance with voting, you may attend one of the Municipality‚Äôs Voter Assistance Centres. More information about the Voter Assistance Centres will be available soon. 

How do I know if I am on the Voters' list? 

The Voters' list is a list of everyone in the municipality of who is eligible to vote in the 2024 by-election. Your name must be on the Voters' List in order to receive a Voter Instruction Letter, and in order to cast a ballot. 

You can check to see if you are on the Voters' List by contacting the Clerk's office by email or calling the Voter Help Line at 905-885-4544 ext. 0. 

Certified Candidates for the 2024 Municipal By-election 

The following is a list of candidates who have been certified by the Clerk to run for the Office of Councillor, Ward 2 (Rural) in the 2024 by-election.

Candidates for Councillor - Ward 2 Rural Area (One to be elected)

BICKLE, John (Nomination filed on April 2, 2024)

FERRIE-BLECHER, Louise (Nomination filed on March 19, 2024)

JORGENSEN, Freyja (Nomination filed on April 22, 2024)

TOMS, Darrell (Nomination filed on March 19, 2024)

TURCK, Sarah (Nomination filed on March 19, 2024)

Accessibility in the Municipal Election

The Municipality of Port Hope is committed to eliminating barriers and improving accessibility for all persons through equitable opportunities and the provision of integrated programs and services where possible, in a manner that respects their dignity and independence.

Our mission is to provide all candidates, electors, and staff with equitable opportunity and to ensure a positive involvement in the electoral process.

Learn more about the 2024 By-election Accessibility Plan.