2018 Election

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Date of Election 

The next municipal election will be held on Wednesday, October 24, 2018.

Advance Poll 

For the purposes of accommodating persons who are qualified to vote, but who have reason to believe that they will be absent or otherwise unable to attend their proper voting place on election day, an advance voting opportunity will be located at the RM of Springfield Municipal Office, 100 Springfield Centre Drive, and will be open Saturday, October 13, 2018 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Mobile Poll

For the purpose of accommodating persons who are qualified to vote, but reside at a health care facility or elderly persons home, a mobile voting station will be set up at the following locations on Monday, October 15, 2018 (times to be determined):

Sunrise Lodge - 740 Weiser Crescent, Anola

Evergreen Lodge - 27 042 PTH 15 Rd 60N, Dugald

Kin Place - 689 Main Street, Oakbank

Springfield Place - 628 Main Street, Oakbank

Pleasantview Lodge - 68 008 PR 212 Rd 30E, Oakbank

 

Election Officials

Senior Election Official (SEO) - Colleen Draper, 204-444-6161

Assistant Senior Election Official - Sandra Cann, 204-444-3416

For more information contact elections@rmofspringfield.ca.

 

Qualification of Voters

Resident Voters

  • Canadian Citizen
  • at least 18 years of age on Election Day; and
  • a resident of the local authority for at least six months on Election Day
Non-resident Voters
  • Canadian Citizen
  •  at least 18 years of age on Election Day; and
  • a registered land owner in the municipality for at least six months on Election Day
A maximum of two non-resident voters per property are permitted to vote in a municipal election.  In order to be included on the voters' list, each voter must obtain written consent from the majority of the registered landowners and file with the SEO. 
 
Enumeration
 
The Municipal Council and School Board Elections Act provides that the SEO may conduct an enumeration in a number of ways, including door-to-door, by telephone, by mail, or by any other means specified by the SEO.  An enumeration is planned for the 2018 election however the means has not been specified as of yet.  More information will be provided in the coming months.
 
 
Qualifications of Candidates
 
Who May Run:
- A Canadian Citizen
- At least 18 years of age on Election Day
- A resident of Manitoba
- A voter in the municipality in which you are seeking office. (To qualify as a voter you must be a resident or property owner in the municipality before April 24, 2018.)
 
Who May Not Run:
- An employee of the municipality unless they have been granted a leave of absence
- A councillor or candidate running for office in another municipality
- A candidate running for school trustee
- A member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, Senate, or House of Commons in Canada
- A provincial judge or justice of the peace
- A judge of the Court of Queen's Bench of the Court of Appeal
 
 
Registration Period
 
All prospective candidates must register with the SEO during the registration period:
 
For Head of Council - between May 1, 2018 and September 18, 2018
For Councillor - between June 30, 2018 and September 18, 2018 
 
All candidates must register before they can begin to accept contributions or spend money on their campaign. 
 
Nomination Period
 
The nomination period is September 12, 2018 to September 18, 2018.  All nominations must be supported by at least 25 voters of the ward or not less than 1% of the voters of the ward, whichever is less, for Councillor and by at least 25 voters of the municipality for Head of Council.  Eligible names must appear on the voters list. 
 
It is important to note that if you are running for ward councillor, the 25 names must be residents or landowners of the ward you are running in and must appear on the voters list.


Campaign Period
 
The Campaign Period for Reeve is May 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019.  For Councillor, June 30, 2018 to March 31, 2019.