Voting Day: June 3, 2021

On January 19, 2021, Norfolk County Council declared their Ward 2 seat vacant. At their meeting of February 16, 2021 Norfolk County approved the By-Law 2021-21 to hold a By-Election and a By-Law 2021-22 for alternate voting procedures (Vote-by-mail).

Notice to Ward 2 Electors:

Vote-By-Mail packages have been mailed to electors via Canada Post. Watch for your election package in the mail.

Check out the Ward 2 By-Election Instructions

Public Notices

Acting Clerk declares election emergency

Declaration of Emergency

NOTICE is hereby given to the Municipal Electors of the Corporation of Norfolk
County that nomination papers for the 2021 Municipal By-Election may be filed in
person or by an agent with the Returning Officer as of Tuesday, February 16,
2021 up to Friday April 9, 2021 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and on
Nomination Day, Monday, April 12, 2021 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and
2:00 p.m. Due to Covid-19 protocols appointments are required for the filing of all
nominations. To book an appointment please contact clerks@norfolkcounty.ca or
519-426-5870 ext. 6269.

Public Notice – By-Election and Nominations

By-Law 2021-21 – Being a By-Law to provide for a By-Election for the office of Ward Two Councillor.

 

By-Election Nomination Package

 

2021 Ward 2 By-Election Nomination Package

 

Voting By Mail

 

The alternative voting method of “Vote by Mail” has been authorized for the Ward 2 Councillor By-Election to be held in 2021.

A Vote by Mail Kit will be provided to every person who qualifies to be an elector.

The Kit will either be mailed or directly provided to each qualified elector.

The Vote by Mail Kit will consist of:
• A voting instruction sheet
• A composite ballot
• An inner ballot envelope
• A security slip
• An outer return envelope
• Such other necessary material as the Municipal Clerk determines

  • Vote-by-Mail kits will be mailed to Ward 2 electors starting the week of May 10.
  • Electors must return their vote-by-mail return envelope via Canada Post by May 25, 2021 to have their vote counted
  • Ballot Return Locations will be available as follows; for electors who miss the May 25, 2021 return date:

Drop-Boxes at Delhi & CAB:

Hours of Operation:

May 20 to June 2 – 24 hours/day

June 3 12:00 am – 8:00 pm

 

Drop- Box and Access to Personnel for Replacement Ballots

Langton Community Centre

Hours of Operation

May 25                         1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

May 26                         9:00 am – 3:00 pm

May 27                         1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

May 28                         9:00 am – 3:00 pm

May 31                         9:00 am – 3:00 pm

June 1                           1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

June 2                           9:00 a.m. – 3:00 pm

 

Drop- Box Only

June 3                 9:00 am – 8:00 pm (Drop box location only/no replacement voting kits will be available on this date)

 

For more, visit the link below:

By-Law 2021-22 – Being a By-Law to authorize voting by mail for the Ward 2 Councillor By-Election to be held in 2021 and the entering into of an agreement with Canada Post to provide Vote By Mail services.

 

 

FAQ

How has the county considered accessibility needs?
2021 Accessibility Plan By-Election\

 

What is the date of the Ward 2 By-Election? 

The Ward 2 By-election is scheduled for June 3, 2021 

* The by-election will be completed through a Vote-By-Mail process only 

 

What is a Vote-By-Mail Process? 

Vote by Mail is an alternative approach to voting. Instead of having traditional poll locations for voting, a voter kit is mailed to each eligible elector on the voters’ list.  Voters can return the completed kits either through the mail or they can be hand-delivered to Ballot Return Stations.  

  

Why are we using Vote-By-Mail? 

  • This is a safe way to vote during the Provincial Stay-At-Home Order. 
  • Ease and convenience for voters as voters can vote in the comfort of their home and on their own time. 
  • It is an accessible way to vote for people with certain disabilities. 
  • You can vote even if you are away on Election Day. 
  • Many Ontario municipalities have successfully conducted their municipal elections using Vote by Mail. 

 

 Is Vote by Mail Secure? 

Vote by Mail is a double envelope system that protects the confidentiality of the voter.  Just like your other bills and payments, your completed ballots (in return envelopes) are processed through the Canada Post mail delivery network. Election staff use the signed voter declarations within the return envelopes to strike voters off the list—it is against the law to vote more than once for any elected office within the same municipality or to alter any other voter’s declaration or ballot. 

  

What will come in the mail with the Vote-By-Mail kit? 

  • A voting instruction sheet  
  • Declaration Form  
  • A composite ballot  
  • A white ballot secrecy envelope  
  • A yellow election return envelope  

  

How do you use Vote-By-Mail? 

Watch this video on how to complete the Vote-By-Mail Kit. 

https://youtu.be/GCEJJZoCkGI 

 

What is the last date to return Vote-By-Mail envelopes via Canada Post to ensure my ballot is counted in the election? 

Return envelopes must be mailed via Canada Post, postmarked by May 25, 2021 to ensure the ballot is counted for the election. 

  

What can I do if I miss the May 25 Canada Post mailing deadline? 

Completed Vote-by-Mail return envelopes can be dropped off at the designated Ballot Return Locations until 8:00 pm on June 3. 

  

What are the locations and availability of the Ballot Return Locations? 

Ballot Return Locations are available as follows (all locations close at 8:00 pm on June 3 – Voting Day): 

  • County Administration Building (50 Colborne St. Simcoe, N3Y 4H3) – 24 hours/day from May 20 – June 3, 2021 
  • Delhi Administration Building (183 Main Street of Delhi, Delhi N4B 2M3) – 24 hours/day from May 20 – June 3, 2021
  • Langton Community Centre: (28 Albert St, Langton, N0E 1G0) during the following times between May 25 and June 3, 2021: 

M/W/F: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm 

T/TH: 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm 

June 3: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm 

 

* All locations close at 8:00 pm on Thursday, June 3 – Voting Day 

  

What if I don’t receive my Vote-By-Mail package in the mail? 

Replacement Vote-By-Mail packages will be available at the Langton Community Centre located at 28 Albert St., Langton during the following times: 

Tuesday, May 25  1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  

Wednesday, May 26  9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  

Thursday, May 27  1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  

Friday, May 28  9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  

Monday, May 31  9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  

Tuesday, June 1  1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  

Wednesday, June 2  9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

 

* The replacement kit must be obtained in-person by the same elector who will be using it and provide proof of identity.

  

How do I find out if I am on the Voter’s List? 

To find out if you are on the voter’s list, please contact the County Clerk’s office 519 426-5870 EXT 6269 

  

How do I get my name added to the Voter’s List? 

Electors who are not on the voter’s list may have their name added to the voter’s list if they qualify as an elector in Ward 2 as of voting day June 3.  To add your name to the voter’s list, please attend the Langton Community Centre located at 28 Albert St., Langton during the following times: 

Tuesday, May 25  1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  

Wednesday, May 26  9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  

Thursday, May 27  1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  

Friday, May 28  9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  

Monday, May 31  9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  

Tuesday, June 1  1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  

Wednesday, June 2  9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

 

* Additions to the voter’s list can only be completed in-person by the elector who needs to be added to the list. Elector must provide proof of identity and residence as prescribed in O. Reg. 304/13.

 

Removal of Deceased Persons from the Voters’ List 

Please contact the County Clerk’s office if you are authorized to request a deceased person’s name be removed from the voter’s list. 

Phone: 519 426-5870 Ext 6269 

Email: clerks@norfolkcounty.ca 

 

 What is I have general questions about the by-election? 

Please contact the County Clerk’s office if you have any questions or concerns. 

Phone: 519 426-5870 Ext 6269 

Email: clerks@norfolkcounty.ca 

 

 

Certified Candidates

 

Key Election Dates

The link below contains information such as the nomination period, the last day to return ballots, and when the term of office begins.

Key Election Dates 2021

 

Third Party Campaigns

 

 

Ward 2 Map

 

Council Reports