Voter Information

The next regular municipal election was held on Monday, October 22, 2018.

Who Can Vote?

A person is entitled to vote in a municipal election if they are a qualified elector. That means, you must be:

  • a resident of the Township of Brock, or an owner or tenant of land in the Township of Brock, or the spouse of such an owner or tenant;
  • a Canadian citizen;
  • at least 18 years old; and
  • not prohibited from voting by law.

Voting Method

In 2000, the municipality introduced Vote by Mail.  The system is quite simple. Instead of using traditional polling places where voters go to cast ballots on Election Day, a ballot is mailed to each qualified elector who is on the Voters’ List.  The ballot is then marked and returned, either by mail or personal delivery, to the Municipal Clerk to be counted.

About Vote By Mail

The Vote by Mail kits include: a voting instruction sheet, composite ballot indicating all candidates running for office, a ballot secrecy envelope, voter declaration form, and yellow return voting envelope with prepaid postage.

Upon receipt of the Vote by Mail kit, an elector will:

  1. Complete the ballot, place it in the black and white ballot secrecy envelope and SEAL the envelope;
  2. Complete and sign the voter declaration form and place it in the yellow return voting envelope, together with the SEALED ballot secrecy envelope;
  3. Mail or personally deliver the SEALED yellow return voting envelope to the Municipal Office, Sunderland, or Beaverton return stations (listed below).

Click here for a Vote My Mail video tutorial.

If an elector did not receive a Vote by Mail kit, lost it, inadvertently discarded it, or erroneously marked the ballot, they may receive a replacement Vote by Mail kit at the following locations:

  • Clerk’s Office, 1 Cameron Street East, Cannington, between October 3, 2018 until October 19, 2018 (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) and October 22, 2018 (8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.) for all Wards (1 – 5);
  • Beaverton Thorah Community Centre, 176 Main Street, Beaverton, between October 15, 2018 until October 19, 2018 (9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) and October 22, 2018 (9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.) for Wards 1, 2, and 4 only; and
  • Sunderland Fire Hall, 217 River Street, Sunderland between October 15, 2018 until October 19, 2018 (9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) and October 22, 2018 (9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.) for Wards 4 and 5 only.

In which case, the elector will be required to sign a declaration stating that they have not already voted in the current election.

What is my Ward?

Use the interactive Township of Brock Ward Map to find out what ward you are a part of. All you need to do is enter your address to find information about your ward.

Want to see a map of the wards? Check out the ward maps.

Voters' List

The voters’ list is a list of eligible electors in the Township of Brock. During non-election years the Township does not maintain a voters’ list.

The 2018 Preliminary List of Electors for the Township of Brock will be prepared by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC).  The list contains the names, addresses and school support of each person who meets the qualifications of an elector.

Once municipalities have the preliminary list of electors, the revision period begins and electors may add their name or make changes directly with the Clerk’s Department. Additional details on this process will be released in early September. 

Are you on the Voters’ List?

There are number of ways to determine if you are on the list:

  • Email us at brock@townshipofbrock.ca
  • Call us at 705-432-2355
  • Visit us in person at the Municipal Administration Office in the Clerk’s Department (1 Cameron St. E., Cannington)

If you aren’t on the Voters’ List fill out an application to amend the voters’ list (pdf) and drop it off in person to the Clerk’s Department located at 1 Cameron Street East, Cannington.

Contributions to a Candidate’s Campaign

Campaign contributions are any money, goods or services that are given to a candidate for use in their campaign, including money and goods that a candidate contributes to themselves.

Any person who is a resident of Ontario may make a contribution to a candidate’s campaign.

The following individuals and organizations are not allowed to make contributions to municipal and school board campaigns:

  • a federal political party, constituency association, or a registered candidate in a federal election
  • a provincial political party, constituency association, or a registered candidate or leadership contestant
  • a federal or provincial government, a municipality or a school board
  • corporations that carry on business in Ontario
  • trade unions that hold bargaining rights for employees in Ontario

Individuals may contribute a maximum of $1,200 to a single candidate. This includes the value of any goods or services donated to the campaign. Individuals may not contribute more than $5,000 in total to candidates running for offices on the same council or school board. Any contribution of money must come directly from the contributor.

Only a contribution that is $25 or less can be made in cash. All contributions above $25 must be made by cheque, money order, or by a method that clearly shows where the funds came from.

Contributions to a Registered Third Party

The following persons and entities may make a contribution to a registered third party:

  • individuals who normally reside in Ontario;
  • a corporation that carries on business in Ontario;
  • a trade union that holds bargaining rights for employees in Ontario;
  • in the case of an individual, yourself and your spouse;
  • the registered third party itself.

Groups such as clubs, associations or ratepayer’s groups are not eligible to make contributions. The members of these groups may make individual contributions from their personal funds (as long as they are residents of Ontario).

The following persons and entities may not make contributions to registered third party advertiser campaigns:

  • a federal political party, constituency association, or a registered candidate in a federal election
  • a provincial political party, constituency association, or a registered candidate or leadership contestant
  • the Crown in right of Canada or Ontario and a municipality or a school board.

Individuals may contribute a total of $1,200 to a registered third party in relation to third party advertisements that appear during an election in a municipality. Individuals may not contribute more than $5,000 in total to two or more registered third parties registered in the same municipality.

Contributions greater than $25 may not be made in cash. All contributions above $25 must be made by cheque, money order, or by a method that clearly shows where the funds come from.

Tools & Resources for Voters

2018 Municipal Election Procedures and Rules Vote by Mail and Centralized Scanner / Tabulator Procedures and Rules (pdf)
Township of Brock Election Sign By-law By-law Number 2781-2018-AP
Durham Region Sign By-law Temporary Sign By-law: 76-2017

Notices