General municipal elections are held on a fixed date on the first Sunday of November every four years.
The next general elections will be held on November 7, 2021, simultaneously throughout Quebec. The population of Ormstown will then have to elect a mayor and six municipal councillors.
The municipal council
At the heart of the municipal democracy, the council is composed of 7 elected officials, including 6 councilors and a mayor. All of the seats on council are elected by the entirety of the population, as the town is not divided into wards.
The council has the duty to see to the quality of life in the community. Councilors, by way of adopting bylaws and resolutions, must act in the interest of the citizens that they represent.
Advance polls will be held on October 31, 2021 from noon to 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. and polling day will be November 7, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at:
Ormstown Recreation Centre
87, Roy Street
To vote, you must identify yourself, with your face uncovered, by presenting one of the following documents:
- Health Insurance card;
- Driver’s license;
- Canadian passport;
- Certificate of Indian Status;
- Canadian Forces ID.
All polling stations will be accessible to persons with disabilities on advance polling day and on polling day.
Only persons entered on the list of electors of Municipalité d’Ormstown will be entitled to vote on November 7th, 2021.
To vote, you must meet the following conditions:
- Be a physical person
- Be 18 years of age (an elector who will be 18 on polling day can vote in the advance poll)
- Be a Canadian citizen on September 1, 2021
- Not be disqualified from voting by law on September 1, 2021 (under curatorship or be found guilty in the last five years of an offense that constitutes a corrupt electoral practice)
- Meet one of the following two conditions on September 1, 2021:
- Be domiciled in the territory of Ormstown and, for at least 6 months, in Québec;
- For at least 12 months, be the owner of an immovable property or the occupant of a business establishment situated within the territory of Ormstown.
Can a person be entered on the list of electors in more than one place?
No person shall be entered in more than one place on the list of electors of the Municipality.
If a person is an elector in more than one category, the following order of priority will be used to choose the place of registration:
- Sole ownership of an immovable property;
- Sole occupation of a business establishment;
- Undivided co-ownership of an immovable property;
- Co-occupation of a business establishment.
In addition, if the person holds rights to more than one immovable or business establishment, the one with the highest value will be used.
Revision of the list of electors
In October 2021, you will receive by mail a notice of registration on the list of electors. Read it carefully. This notice shall indicate the names of the electors entered at your address, the place where the board of revisors will be located, and the address of the polling station where you will be required to vote.
Keep your registration notice preciously; it helps to speed up the voting process.
If you do not receive a notice of registration or if corrections are required, you will be required to appear before the board of revisors to apply for registration or correction or to be struck off the list of electors. It is important to verify this information since you must be entered on the list of electors in order to vote.
To make changes to the list, you must present yourself at the following dates and times:
Ormstown Town Hall
5, Gale Street
Ormstown (Québec) J0S 1K0
Tuesday, October 19, 2021: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wenesday, October 20, 2021: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 : 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m & 1p.m. to 8 p.m.
Electors domiciled on the territory of the Municipalité d’Ormstown will be automatically entered on the list of electors and may exercise their right to vote if they are a qualified elector in accordance with the specific requirements of the Law.
Owners who are not domiciled in the territory of Ormstown may be entered on the list of electors only if they request so. They must complete and sign a form to this effect, according to whether they are owners of an immovable or occupants of a business establishment located in the territory or whether they are an undivided co-owners of an immovable or co-locators of a business establishment located in the territory of Ormstown.
If you have previously submitted the forms in question, they remain valid until such time as an updated form is submitted.
The case of legal persons
Only natural persons have the right to be entered on the list of electors, legal persons being therefore excluded.
Owners of immovables and occupants of business establishments whose corporate name is a name that includes the abbreviations “enr. “,” SENC “or” assoc.” are natural persons.
An immovable or business whose corporate name has a name with the abbreviation “inc.” means that it is a company. Consequently, the company is a legal entity in the same way as a corporation, a trade union or a cooperative. It does not have the right to vote in an election, only in a referendum.
Notion of domicile
The domicile of a person is the same place as envisaged by the Civil Code of Québec regarding the exercise of civil rights. For example:
- The address provided on the tax return
- The address on the driver’s license and other official identification documents
Financing and expenses
For more information about the conduct of the electoral process or to obtain the documents mentioned above, please contact the office of the returning officer, Mr François Gagnon, whose contact information is provided below:
Ormstown Town Hall
5 Gale Street
Ormstown (Québec) J0S 1K0
Telephone: 450 829-2625, ext. 209
Student, worker and hospitalized person
A person who temporarily leaves his or her home to work or study in the territory of another municipality may be considered to be domiciled either in the territory in which his or her actual place of residence is located or where he or she resides for the purpose of his or her work or studies.
A person who is accommodated in a hospital center, a residential and long-term care center or a rehabilitation center within the meaning of the Act respecting health services and social services may be deemed to be domiciled at his or her actual place of residence or at that center.
For questions regarding political financing and election expenses, please contact François Gagnon, Election president.
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By telephone: 450-829-2625, poste 209