Thunder Bay Civic Election 2014

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Thunder Bay City Hall

Thunder Bay City Hall Awaits - Are you ready to put your name on a ballot?
Thunder Bay City Hall Awaits – Are you ready to put your name on a ballot?

Thunder Bay City Hall – Ready to Election

THUNDER BAY – News – Thunder Bay City Council faces the voters in 2014. The nomination process for candidates starts on January 2, 2014, and the nominations close on September 12, 2014. Have you sat back and figured that you can do a better job than a member of the current city council? Well now is your chance to step up and toss your hat in the ring.

All positions on Thunder Bay City Council are open for interested individuals to seek nomination. Additionally there are positions for the School Trustees.

Elections are held every four years in November for the positions of Mayor and 12 Councillors for City Council, and Board of Education Trustees.  City Clerk, John Hannam is the Returning Officer. Nomination information is available in Thunder Bay at the Clerks Office.

New Ontario Civic Election Rules for 2014

There are a few changes to the Municipal Elections for 2014. They are covered under the Ontario Municipal Elections Act.

Changes to Voter Identification requirements

Voters are required to show identification in order to vote. If your name is on the voters’ list, you will be required to show one piece of identification that has your name and address on it in order to receive a ballot. The requirement to show identification that has your signature on it has been removed.

List of acceptable documents for voter identification

Updated Election Guides

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs have produced two election guides – one for voters and one for candidates – in order to make election information easier to find and more user-friendly.

2014 Candidates’ Guide for Ontario Municipal and School Board Elections

2014 Voters’ Guide for Ontario Municipal and School Board Elections