VOTERS LIST UPDATE
We are currently updating the Voters List for the upcoming Municipal Election.
All registered property owners will be placed on the Voters List. Properties held by more than 2 non-resident voters must sign a Non-Resident Voter Consent Form to select 2 non-resident voters.
If you are a permanent resident and you are not a property holder (i.e. spouse, child over 18 years of age, or a tenant) you must notify the Senior Election Officer to be placed on the Voters List. Fill out the Voter Registration Form and submit a photocopy of your ID.
All changes to the voters list must be completed on or before September 20, 2022.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
There are two types of voters that are qualified to vote in a municipal election.
Resident Voters: In order to qualify as a resident voter, a person must be:
A Canadian citizen;
At least 18 years of age on Election Day; and
A resident of the local authority or Local Urban District for at least six months on Election Day.
Persons with no fixed address may vote in a municipal election. If the person has no ordinary or "fixed" residence in the local authority, they are deemed to reside at the shelter, hostel or other similar institution that most frequently provides lodging, food or other social services.
Non-resident Voters: In order to qualify as a non-resident voter, a person must be:
A Canadian citizen;
At least 18 years of age on Election Day; and
A registered owner of land in the municipality or Local Urban District for at least six months on Election Day.
For municipal election purposes, "registered owner of land" means:
a tenant or occupier of the land, if his or her name is entered on the latest revised realty assessment roll as the owner of a right, interest or estate in it; or
if no person qualifies under clause (a), the person who is the owner of a freehold estate in the land, including a person who is owner with another person, as joint tenants, or tenants in common of a freehold estate OR a person who is registered under The Condominium Act as the owner, defined in that Act, of a unit under that Act.
If there are more than two non-resident property owners for a single property, a maximum of two can vote in a municipal election. In order to vote, each voter must obtain written consent from the majority of the registered property owners, and file this with the Senior Election Official.
In the case of ward elections, a voter must vote in the ward where they reside, even if they own property in more than one ward. If a property owner does not reside in the municipality, but owns property in more than one ward, the person must apply to the Senior Election Official to designate their voting ward. The voter must choose a ward before the voters list is closed to revisions, or the Senior Election Official will choose a ward on the voters behalf.
If you are a resident of Manitoba, own property in the municipality, and are otherwise qualified to vote, you may be able to vote in the municipal election as a non-resident property owner.
If you own property with other non-resident property owners, only two of you can vote. You must obtain written consent from the majority of the other property owners and file this with the Senior Election Official in order to vote.
I am moving this summer from Ward A in my municipality to Ward B. Will I be able to vote in Ward B even though I have lived in the ward for less than 6 months on Election Day?
I am a property owner in the Local Urban District (LUD) but do not reside in the LUD. Am I entitled to vote for the LUD committee members?
LUD committee members are elected by the voters of the LUD. To qualify as a voter of the LUD, a person must be a Canadian citizen, at least 18 years of age, and either a resident of the LUD or a registered owner of land in the LUD for at least six months before Election Day.
It is up to the local council to decide whether councillors are elected at-large or by wards.
The R.M. of Wallace-Woodworth will be electing the following positions:
1.) Head of Council – elected at large
2.) 6 Councillors - two (2) councillors elected from Ward 1 (Woodworth)
- three (3) councillors elected from Ward 2 (Wallace)
- one (1) councillor elected from Ward 3 (Village of Elkhorn)
3.) Local Urban District (LUD) Committee Members – two (2) each will be elected for Kenton and Elkhorn.
No, you may only vote once in an election within a municipality. If you live in one ward and own property in another ward, you must vote in the ward where you reside.
No, you may only vote once in an election within a municipality. If you own property in two wards, you must notify the Senior Election Official of the ward where you would like to vote. If you do not choose a ward at least six weeks before Election Day, the Senior Election Official will choose one for you.
I live in one municipality, and own property in another municipality. Can I vote in both municipal elections?
Yes, if you are qualified as a resident voter in one municipality, and are qualified as a non-resident property owner in another municipality, you can vote in both municipal elections.
My property is registered in the name of a corporation. Am I qualified to vote as a non-resident owner in the municipal election where that property is located?
No, the owners of a corporation or a company do not quality to vote in a municipal election as non-resident owners. Unless you are a resident of the municipality, your property must be registered in your name and not in the name of a corporation before you qualify to vote.
Persons residing within a First Nations reserve are not residents of any municipality, and are therefore not qualified to vote in a municipal election. First Nations reserves are excluded from municipal boundaries, as set out in the Municipal Status and Boundaries Regulation (567/88 R). However, if you reside on a First Nations reserve, but own property in a municipality, you are entitled to vote as a non-resident property owner.
If a voter wishes to have their information obscured from the voters’ list, they may file an application with the SEO in person, by mail or by fax. After receiving the application, the SEO must give the applicant a personal security certificate that includes an identification number to be used as a replacement for the person's name and address. A person who is given a personal security certificate may only vote by sealed envelope ballot.
A voter may be asked to produce identification before being given a ballot by the voting official if there are questions about the voter's eligibility. All voters should bring identification with them to the voting place, or when requesting a sealed envelope ballot in person. Even voters who request a sealed envelope ballot in writing must submit photocopies of their ID when applying to vote. Acceptable identification includes an official document issued by the federal, provincial or municipal government that contains the voter's name, address and photograph or at least two documents that provide evidence satisfactory to the election official.
Yes, any qualified voter who is not on the voters list can vote on Election Day. However, you will be asked to provide photo identification when registering to vote, so ensure to bring acceptable identification with you to the voting station.
A voter is only entitled to view their own personal information on the voters list to determine whether it is correct. Voters may contact their Senior Election Official to find out a good time to view their information, if interested. Only candidates, their official agents and election officials are entitled to view the full voters list, and the information on the voters list may be used for election purposes only.