2014 Municipal Election Financial Statements

Posted to Council, Elections on Apr 2, 2015

All 2014 Municipal and School Board candidates are required to complete a Financial Statement (Form 4) for all contributions and incurred expenses during the campaign period. 

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2014 Municipal Election: OFFICIAL Results

Posted to Council, Elections, News & Notices on Oct 28, 2014

The Clerk of the Corporation of the Municipality of Highlands East in the County of Haliburton has declared the following candidates elected as a result of the Municipal Election held October 27, 2014.

Reeve: Dave Burton

Ward 1 Councillor: Cam McKenzie

Ward 2 Councillor: Suzanne Partridge

Ward 3 Councillor:  Cecil Ryall

Ward 4 Councillor: Joan Barton

2014 Municipal Election: UNOFFICIAL Results

Posted to Council, Elections, News & Notices on Oct 27, 2014


Dave Burton: 1959 Votes
Steve Cosentino: 1350 Votes

Ward 1 Councillor

Cam McKenzie: 182 Votes
Steven Kauffeldt: 160 Votes

Ward 2 Councillor

Suzanne Partridge: 644 Votes
Adam Szelei: 432 Votes

Ward 3 Councillor

Cecil Ryall: 627 Votes
Donna Graham: 433 Votes

Ward 4 Councillor

Joan Barton: 654 Votes
Todd Bertram: 278 Votes

Notice of Municipal Election

Posted to Elections, News & Notices on Sep 29, 2014

Municipal Elections Act, 1996, as amended (s. 40)

Municipal Elections in the Municipality of Highlands East for the offices of:

  • Reeve
  • Councillor Ward 1 
  • Councillor Ward 2
  • Councillor Ward 3
  • Councillor Ward 4
  • Trustee – French – Language Public School Board 

will be held on the 27th day of October, 2014

  • The Municipal Election will be conducted utilizing Vote By Mail
  • A Voters Kit will be mailed the week of September 29th, 2014 to every eligible person shown on the Voters’ List.
  • If you do not receive a Voters Kit by October 6th, please contact the Municipal Office.  Additions and revisions to the Voters’ List can take place up to 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. 

Location of Ballot Return Stations:  

  • Cardiff Sub-office (2778 Monck Road) 9AM-3:30PM
  • Gooderham Sub-office (1032 Gooderham Street) 9AM-5PM
  • Wilberforce Municipal Office (2249 Loop Road) 9AM-4:30PM

2014 Municipal Election: Application to Amend Voters' List

Posted to Council, Downloads, Elections on Sep 17, 2014

2014 Municipal Election: Voter Eligibility

Posted to Council, Elections on Sep 17, 2014

The Municipal Election Act, Section 2, 17, 19, 20 states:

Qualifications of Electors

A person is entitled to be an elector at an election held in a local municipality (unless prohibited by the MEA or any other Act) if, on Voting Day (Monday, October 27, 2014), he or she:

▪     is a Canadian citizen,
▪     is at least eighteen [18] years old, and
▪     resides in the local municipality, or is the owner or tenant of land in the local municipality, or the spouse of such a person; and
▪     is not prohibited from voting as noted below or otherwise, by law.

Persons Prohibited From Voting

1.     A person who is serving a sentence of imprisonment in a penal or correctional institution.
2.     A corporation.
3.     A person acting as executor or trustee or in any other representative capacity, except as a voting proxy in accordance with Section 44, MEA.
4.     A person who was convicted of the corrupt practice described in Subsection 90(3) of the MEA, if Voting Day in the current election is less than four [4] years after Voting Day in the election in respect of which he or she was convicted.

2014 Municipal Election: List of Certified Candidates

Posted to Council, Elections on Sep 16, 2014

Notice is hereby given to the Municipal Electors of the Corporation of the Municipality of Highlands East that during the period commencing on January 2nd, 2014 and completed on Nomination Day, September 12th, 2014, the following persons filed all necessary papers, delcarations and fees and the Clerk is satisfied that such persons are qualified and that their Nominations satisfy the requirements of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, as amended. Therefore, the following candidates are certified for the office which precedes their respective name:

Reeve: Dave Burton - Wilberforce, ON
dave@daveburton.org | www.daveburton.org

Reeve: Steve Cosentino - Whitby, ON

Ward 1:  Steven Kauffeldt - Cardiff, ON

Ward 1: Cam McKenzie - Cardiff, ON

Ward 2: Suzanne Partridge - Bancroft, ON

Ward 2: Adam Szelei - Bancroft, ON

Ward 3:  Cecil Ryall - Gooderham, ON
cec@cecryall.ca | www.cecryall.ca

Ward 3: Donna Graham - Gooderham, ON

Ward 4: Joan Barton - Tory Hill, ON
joan@joanbarton.ca | www.joanbarton.ca

Ward 4: Todd Bertram - Bancroft, ON

English Public School Board Trustee (Acclaimed): Gary Brohman - Haliburton, ON 

English Separate School Board Trustee (Acclaimed): Brian Kerby - Centre Hastings, ON

French Public School Board Trustee: Claude Mbuyi - Ajax, ON

French Public School Board Trustee: Sylvie A. Landry - Pickering, ON

Preliminary List of Electors for 2014

Posted to Elections, News & Notices on Aug 22, 2014

The Preliminary List of Electors for the Municipality of Highlands East for the year 2014, prepared as required by the Municipal Elections Act 1996 (Section 23), as amended, will be made available in the Office of the Municipal Clerk on September 2, 2014.

Electors should check to ensure that their names and relevant information are correctly shown on the list.

Application for inclusion, additions or corrections to or deletions from the list may be made by an elector by completing and filing a form obtainable at the Office of the Clerk.

No person shall use information obtained from the Preliminary List of Electors except for election purposes.

The last day for filing applications concerning inclusion, additions, corrections or deletions is October 27th, 2014 at 8:00PM. The last day for removing another's name is September 12, 2014.

Irene S. Cook, CMO
Clerk/Returning Officer
The Municipality of Highlands East
2249 Loop Road, Box 295
Wilberforce, ON, K0L 3C0
(705) 448-2981 Ex. 222

Rick Mercer on voterlookup.ca

Posted to Elections on Jun 30, 2014

What you need to know about the 2014 Municipal Election

Posted to Elections on Apr 28, 2014

Voting day is Monday, October 27th, 2014

Planning to vote in the upcoming municipal election? Visit voterlookup.ca to make sure your elector information is accurate and up-to-date.

Council for the Municipality of Highlands East consists of five members: 
Reeve, Councillor Ward 1 (Bicroft), Councillor Ward 2 (Cardiff), Councillor Ward 3 (Glamorgan) and Councillor Ward 4 (Monmouth).

Offices for School Trustees include:
English Public, English Separate, French Public, French Separate.

Municipal Elections are held every four years.

The Municipality of Highlands East will be using an alternative voting method (mail-in ballot) for the 2014 Municipal Election. A mail in ballot provides greater accessibility for voters who can vote from the comfort of their home. Voter's Kits will be provided to every person who qualifies to be an elector and whose name is on the Voter's List.

Candidates may obtain a Nomination Package and other important information from the website or by visiting the Municipal Office during regular office hours.

Voters are reminded to check the Voters' List for their name and confirm their mailing address. The list will be available the beginning of September.

The Voter’s Kit will be mailed the week of September 27, 2014 to every qualified elector on the Voter’s List. The Voter’s Kit will provide the voter with the address of the Municipality’s convenient drop-off location.

The Municipality of Highlands East Election Staff will be pleased to assist you. You can contact Irene Cook, Clerk/Election Returning Officer at 705-448-2981 ex. 222 or icook@highlandseast.ca