Telephone and Internet Voting
In April 2017, Hastings Highlands Council approved the use of internet and telephone voting for the 2018 Municipal Election. (There will be no paper ballot that you will mail to the Municipality).
In 2018, Hastings Highlands voters will now be able to cast their vote online or by telephone from anywhere they have an internet or telephone connection. Voters will have an opportunity to participate in a more environmentally-friendly, accessible and convenient method of voting.
The Municipality of Hastings Highlands will be participating in the remote Telephone and Internet Voting with a Voter Help Centre format. Remote Telephone and Internet Voting enables eligible persons to cast their vote online from a touch tone telephone or any device (computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone) that has internet access from any location. Voters will be sent a letter in the mail in October 2018 with a security PIN and login information. This method is convenient for residents who are out of town (seasonal residents, school, vacation, etc.) and is most accessible for voters who require assistance enabling them to vote independently from home. There will be a Voter Help Centre at the Municipal Office that is equipped with a computer or tablet for voters to cast their vote. Election staff will still be present to guide voters through the process however, this method requires them to attend the Municipal Office in Maynooth during office hours.
Beginning Tuesday, October 9, 2018 voters will be able to vote for 24 hours a day up to and including Monday, October 22, 2018 until 8:00 p.m. from any telephone or any device connected to the internet.
**Please see demo in the attached link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4_pWco2c7M#action=share
Hastings Highlands will be voting AT-LARGE for their MAYOR, their DEPUTY MAYOR, UP TO FIVE COUNCIL MEMBERS and their SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEE. There will be no WARDS. The YouTube video that is attached in the above link is a demonstration. However, this demonstation does not include the vote for the Deputy Mayor.
If members of the public wish to come into the Municipal office to use a computer or a device that is set up for Electronic Voting, they may do so during Municipal office hours:
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - Friday, October 12, 2018 from 8:00 A.M - 4:00 P.M.
Monday, October 15, 2018 from 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - Friday, October 19, 2018 from 8:00 A.M - 4:00 P.M.
Monday, October 22, 2018 Election Day from 8:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.
If you are not registered on the Voter's List, please make every attempt to come into the Voter Help Centre at the Municipal Office to get registered well before Election Day.