Local Voting Methods 2022

Municipality Council voted Administration Recommended
Amherstburg in-person traditional voting
Essex TBA TBA
Kingsville mail-in and in-person only mail-in voting
Lakeshore in-person e-voting: internet and telephone
LaSalle e-voting internet and telephone e-voting
Leamington mail-in mail-in
Tecumseh e-voting internet and telephone Internet and Telephone voting
178 municipalities offered e-voting to its electors in 2018.

Amherstburg Chooses In Person Voting 2022

Zander Broekel, am800, reports that AMHERSTBURG COUNCIL STICKING WITH IN-PERSON VOTING FOR 2022 MUNICIPAL ELECTION.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, other municipalities have opted for contact free methods like telephone, internet or mail-in voting, but mayor Aldo DiCarlo says residents have made it clear they prefer to cast their ballot in-person.

“The obvious considerations are mail-in and internet voting as well, but it’s not as secure as people coming in and submitting a ballot right there,” he continued. “For municipalities who have used the internet, there’s been delays in vote counting and questions about the validity of the votes cast.”

No Response From Rozankovic, Mayoral Candidate

Robert, Bob, Rozankovic announced his intention to be a mayoral candidate and stated in the River Town Times, “Personally ensuring that council lives up to these words is predicated on completely understanding what must, by law, be discussed in-camera, and always insisting that as much as possible be debated in public. We must be respectful of our taxpayers.”

The following questions were asked and have not been responded to.

Do you consider the following exclusions of the public accountable and respectful of taxpayers?

1)    You were a member of the Joint Police Advisory Committee (JPAC) when it excluded the public to discuss the policing RFP on the four occasions, once as the mover to go in camera, when the Ombudsman concluded: Failing to comply with these terms of reference was wrong under s. 21(1)(d) of the Ombudsman Act.

2)    According to the hired consultant, MPM Consulting, “The Committee has determined that the first phase of the project must begin with the community consultations identified in section 6.4 of the mandate.” However, the public was not consulted until after the recommendation that Windsor Police was a viable option.

Do you consider the following fiscally responsible?

1)    Council passed two motions to obtain an OPP Costing. At its inaugural meeting, JPAC “determined that the OPP costing process is not feasible.”

2)    You were Chair of the Amherstburg Police Service Board and a Deputy Mayoral candidate when the police service was disbanded and when the board donated remaining funds of $8000.00 to four local charities.

Key Municipal Election Dates 2022

The AMCTO has developed the Municipal Elections Calendar.

Key dates include:

May 2 Nomination and registration periods begin. 

September 24 First possible day to hold an advance vote.

October 23 Last day to make the Accessibility Plan (regarding the identification, removal and prevention of barriers that affect electors and candidates with disabilities) available to the public. 

Note: It is beneficial to post the plan prior to this date, especially ahead of advance voting dates.

October 24 Voting Day