Municipal Election 2021
The 2021 Municipal Election for the Town of Torbay will take place on Tuesday, September 28 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. at the Torbay Common Community Centre, 8 Kinsmen Place.
Key Election Dates
- Advance Polls – September 14 & 25, 2021 (Torbay Common Community Centre, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
- Election Day – September 28, 2021 (Torbay Common Community Centre, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
Get to know the Candidates who are running in the upcoming Municipal Election.
The period for nominations of Candidates for the Municipal Election will take place August 31, 2021, between the hours of 8:00 am – 8:00 pm at the Town Hall, 1288 Torbay Road.
The following persons have been nominated for election to Council during the 2021 Municipal Election for the Town of Torbay
Employment Opportunity - Deputy Returning Officers & Poll Clerks for September 28th Municipal Election
In anticipation of the upcoming Municipal Election on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, the Town of Torbay is seeking applications from persons interested in serving as Deputy Returning Officers and Poll Clerks on Election Day. The Election will be held at the Torbay Common Community Centre.
For further details please see attachment.
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Nominations forms must be completed on Tuesday August 31st between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. You can also be nominated even if you are unable to be present Nomination Day. You may send someone in your place to pick up and complete the form on Nomination Day. Please note that a candidate must be nominated by two persons eligible to vote in the Town of Torbay, and there is a non-refundable nomination fee of $10.00.
If you have any questions, please contact the returning officer Kim Osmond at 437-5362 extension 262.
As per the Municipal Elections Act, the following qualifications are listed for nominations:
A person is qualified to be nominated as a candidate for councillor who
- is eligible to vote in an election held under this Act in the municipality in which he or she is nominated to serve as a councillor;
- is not in arrears of taxes or other charges payable to the municipality; and
- is ordinarily resident for a period of 30 days before the commencement of the nomination period either in the municipality or in an area that on election day is part of a municipality.
A person is not qualified to be nominated as a candidate for councillor
- while he or she holds an office under the council to which a salary or remuneration payable out of the funds of the municipality is attached;
- while he or she is employed by the council; and
- where he or she is the chief administrative officer of an agency or body established by the council and that agency or body has an annual operating budget that must be approved by the council for which that officer seeks nomination as a candidate.
A person is not qualified to be nominated as a candidate for councillor in an election where
- he or she was dismissed as a councillor or his or her seat as a councillor has been vacated under paragraphs 206(1)(b) or (e) or subparagraph 206(1)(f)(ii) of the Municipalities Act, 1999 ; or
- his or her seat as a councillor was declared vacant under subsection 20(2) of the City of Corner Brook Act or the City of Mount Pearl Act , subsection 206(2) of the Municipalities Act, 1999 or section 11 of the City of St. Johns Act , where that election is held not more than 2 years after the date on which that person was dismissed as a councillor or his or her seat was vacated or declared vacant.
Subsection (2) does not apply to a volunteer firefighter of a municipality who is not a fire chief.
A person is not qualified to be nominated as a candidate for councillor if he or she is a
- member of the House of Commons or the Senate of Canada;
- member of the House of Assembly of the province; or
- judge of the Supreme Court or the Provincial Court of the province.
Notwithstanding subsection (3), where, before the coming into force of this section, a councillors seat was vacated under paragraph 206(1)(e) of the Municipalities Act, 1999 , that councillor may be nominated as a candidate for councillor and is eligible for election in the first general election of councillors held after the coming into force of this section.
Notwithstanding subsection (2), a person referred to in that subsection who is not a clerk, manager or department head, excluding a volunteer department head, with a council may request, and the council shall grant to that person, a leave of absence in order for that person to be nominated as a candidate for council.
A person to whom a leave of absence is granted under subsection (7) who is elected as a councillor shall resign from his or her employment with the council before taking his or her oath or affirmation of office as a councillor.
REGISTER TO VOTE
Is your name on the Voters list? Your name may not be on the list if you changed your name, changed your residence, just turned 18, or are a new resident of the Town of Torbay.
For the 2021 Municipal Election, the Town of Torbay will be using the permanent list of electors which is established and maintained for use in the Provincial Election. It’s important to determine if your name is on the list.
Your name can be placed on the Voters list by contacting the Returning Officer or by visiting the polling division assigned to your street/road on election day. You will be required to show satisfactory proof of residency and make the required Oath or Affirmation of Voter.
Advance Polls provides additional opportunity to vote if a resident has reason to believe that they will be unable to vote on election day. The Town of Torbay will hold Advance Polls on Tuesday, September 14th and Saturday, September 25th, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Torbay Common Community Centre, 8 Kinsmen Place, Torbay.
If you are unable to vote at the Advance Poll or on Election Day, you may vote by proxy. To vote by proxy simply means that another qualified voter in the same municipality is able to vote on your behalf. In order to vote by proxy, a voter or their proxy must complete a proxy application and return the application to the Returning Officer by Monday, September 27th no later than 4:00 p.m.
Upon receiving the application and confirming proxy requirements, the Returning Officer will issue a proxy certificate. The proxy certificate must be provided to the Deputy Returning Officer at the Polling Division by the designated proxy voter before they can vote on behalf of the voter.
A mobile polling division will be established in senior citizens’ facilities located within the Town of Torbay at a scheduled time on Election Day. In addition, voters confined to their homes and unable to vote at their designated poling station may contact the Returning Officer to arrange an appointment for the Mobile Poll to visit their home to enable them to vote. The deadline for making such appointments is 4:00 p.m. September 25th, 2021.
For more information, please contact:
Returning Officer, Town of Torbay
Phone: (709) 437-6532, Ext. 262