2018 Municipal Election: Unofficial List of Nominations

Posted to Council, Elections on Jul 13, 2018

The following is an unofficial list of nominations filed for the 2018 Municipal Election as of July 13, 2018.

Mayor – Highlands East

Cheryl Ellis - 4575 Loop Road, Highland Grove, ON, K0L 2A0
705-448-3799 | cheryl [dot] ellis [at] gmail [dot] com

Dave Burton - 1023 Earl’s Road, Wilberforce, ON, K0L 3C0
705-448-9355 | dave [at] daveburton [dot] org

Councillor Ward 1 – Bicroft

Cam McKenzie - 93 Sprucedale, P.O Box 115, Cardiff, ON, K0L 1M0
613-339-2704 | cameron [dot] mckenzie [at] sympatico [dot] ca

Councillor Ward 2 – Cardiff

Suzanne Partridge - 26909, Highway 28, RR#3, Bancroft, ON, K0L 1C0
613-339-2365 | secret [dot] gardener [at] ymail [dot] com

Councillor Ward 3 – Glamorgan

Cec Ryall - 1045 Bullrush Trail, Box 359, Gooderham, ON, K0M 1R0
705-447-3473 | ryallbcs [at] sympatico [dot] ca

Councillor Ward 4 – Monmouth

James Deterling - 1132 South Wilberforce Road, Tory Hill, ON, K0L 2Y0
705-448-2875 | jim [dot] deterling [at] sympatico [dot] ca

School Board Trustee – English Public – Trillium Lakelands District School Board

Gary Brohman - 1155 Grass Lake Road, Box 971, Haliburton, ON, K0M 1S0
705-457-2143 or 705-457-5835 | garybrohman [at] hotmail [dot] com

School Board Trustee – French Public – Conseil scolaire Viamonde

Anna-Karyna Ruszkowski - 23 Ashall Blvd., East York, ON, M4B 3C2
416-690-2246 | anna [dot] karyna [at] revonsengrand [dot] ca

School Board Trustee – French Separate – Conseil des ecoles catholiques du Centre - Est

Diane Burns - 99 Queensborough Road, Tweed, ON, K0K 3J0
613-478-2744 or 613-885-5473 | dianeburns99 [at] gmail [dot] com

Make sure you are on the list of voters for the upcoming municipal election with voterlookup.ca

Posted to Council, Elections, News & Notices on Mar 12, 2018
Have your say. Log on to voter lookup dot CA

Are you on the list to vote for the upcoming municipal election?

If you are an Ontario resident over the age of 18 you can visit voterlookup.ca to confirm or update your information in a few easy steps. You can also change your school support for electoral purposes and add names to your property address.

Updating this information will help to ensure that municipal Voters’ Lists are accurate and up-to-date in preparation for municipal and school board elections occurring this October.

Find out ahead of time if you are eligible to vote. Visit voterlookup.ca or call 1-866-296- 6722.

2018 Municipal Election Notice and Information

Posted to Council, Elections, News & Notices on Nov 20, 2017

Municipal Elections are held every four (4) years on the fourth Monday in October. The next election will take place on October 22, 2018.

The term of all offices to which the Municipal Elections Act applies is four years, beginning on December 1 in the year of a regular election.

The Council for the Corporation of the Municipality of Highlands East consists of five members; Mayor, Councillor for Ward 1 (former Bicroft Township) and Councillor for Ward 2 (former Cardiff Township), Councillor for Ward 3 (former Glamorgan Township) and Councillor for Ward 4 (former Monmouth Township).

Voting Method

The Municipality of Highlands East has used a mail-in-ballot since the 2000 Municipal and School Board Election. Council determines the method of voting and may consider other voting methods for future elections.

Council has adopted By-laws Number 2017-12 for alternative voting method – Voting By Mail, for the 2018 Municipal and School Board Election. Ranked ballots will not be implemented in 2018.

Municipal Elections Act

Bill 181 was introduced to make changes to the Municipal Elections Act. Some changes do not come into effect until April 1, 2018, in time for the next municipal election. The changes reflect recommendations from the public, municipal councils and municipal staff. Some of the changes are as follows:

Filing of Nominations: May 1st, 2018 (formerly the first business day in January)

Nomination Day: July 27th, 2018 (formerly the 2nd Friday in September)

Nomination and Eligibility: Anyone wishing to run for office on Council in the 2018 Election must submit must file a Nomination Paper with the Clerk of the Municipality commencing May 1st, 2018 and the deadline to submit nomination papers is on on Nomination Day by 2:00PM, Friday, July 27th, 2018. A filing fee in cash, certified cheque or money order is required with the submission of your Nomination Paper. Nomination papers are to be accompanied by 25 endorsement signatures from eligible electors.

The requirement to submit 25 signatures does not apply to candidates running for school board trustee positions.

If you are interested in running as a candidate in the Municipal Election, it is recommended you review the Ministry of Municipal Affairs’ 2016-2018 Candidates Guide which is scheduled to be completed and posted on the Ministry’s website by April 1, 2018.

Municipality of Highlands East Elections are held for the following Offices:

  • Mayor
  • Councillor Ward 1 (former Bicroft Township - one elected by Ward 1 electors)
  • Councillor Ward 2 (former Cardiff Township - one elected by Ward 2 electors)
  • Councillor Ward 3 (former Glamorgan Township - one elected by Ward 3 electors)
  • Councillor Ward 4 (former MonmouthTownship - one elected by Ward 4 electors)
  • Board of Education: English Language Public School
  • Board of Education: French Language Public School
  • Board of Education: English Language Separate School
  • Board of Education: French Language Separate School Trustee for English Language Public

A person is entitled to be an elector at an election held in a local municipality if on Voting Day, he or she,

  • resides in the local municipality, or is the owner or tenant of land there, or the spouse of such owner or tenant; and
  • is a Canadian Citizen
  • is at least 18 years old; and
  • is not prohibited from voting under Section 17 Subsection 3 or otherwise by law.

Related Links
The Municipal Elections Act
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
The Association of Municipalities Ontario
The Association of Municipal Managers Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO)

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

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 [at] daveburton [dot] org | www.daveburton.org

Reeve: Steve Cosentino - Whitby, ON
stevecos [at] hotmail [dot] ca

Ward 1:  Steven Kauffeldt - Cardiff, ON
stevenkauffeldt [at] yahoo [dot] ca

Ward 1: Cam McKenzie - Cardiff, ON
cameron [dot] mckenzie [at] sympatico [dot] ca

Ward 2: Suzanne Partridge - Bancroft, ON
suzanne_partridge [at] yahoo [dot] com

Ward 2: Adam Szelei - Bancroft, ON
mirrorscafe [at] gmail [dot] com

Ward 3:  Cecil Ryall - Gooderham, ON
cec [at] cecryall [dot] ca | www.cecryall.ca

Ward 3: Donna Graham - Gooderham, ON
grahamre [at] bellnet [dot] ca

Ward 4: Joan Barton - Tory Hill, ON
joan [at] joanbarton [dot] ca | www.joanbarton.ca

Ward 4: Todd Bertram - Bancroft, ON
tbertram [at] sympatico [dot] ca

English Public School Board Trustee (Acclaimed): Gary Brohman - Haliburton, ON 
garybrohman [at] hotmail [dot] com

English Separate School Board Trustee (Acclaimed): Brian Kerby - Centre Hastings, ON
brian [at] qbs [dot] ca">​brian [at] qbs [dot] ca

French Public School Board Trustee: Claude Mbuyi - Ajax, ON
mbuyiclaude [at] hotmail [dot] com

French Public School Board Trustee: Sylvie A. Landry - Pickering, ON
votesylvie [at] gmail [dot] com

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