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2018 Municipal Election Information

The recent changes to the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 now provides municipalities with the option to use ranked ballots for municipal elections starting in 2018.   

Ranked ballots allow a voter to rank candidates in order of preference, 1st, 2nd and 3rd instead of just voting for one candidate in a First Past The Post (FPTP) system.  

The Council for the Township of Cavan Monaghan received Report - Corporate Services-2016-12 Ranked Ballots and Council passed the following motion:

That Council receive Report - Corporate Services-2016-12 Ranked Ballots and direct staff to begin the process of exploring the use of ranked ballots in the 2018 Municipal Election.
  
  
The link below is a video demonstrating how the vote counting in a ranked ballot election is conducted.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5SLQXNpzsk

Please join us at one of our upcoming sessions for additional information.

Open House #1 - February 21, 2017 - 6:00 p.m. - Municipal Office
Open House #2 - March 7, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. - Bruce Johnston Library 
Public Meeting #1 - March 20, 2017 - 1:00 p.m. - Municipal Office
Public Meeting #2 - March 20, 2017 - 7:00 p.m. - Municipal Office 

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