Town of Brome Lake’s electors will be invited in November to exercise their right to vote for and elect candidates for the positions of mayor and town councillors.
Any position not filled by acclamation (when only one candidate stands for a position) will be the subject of the poll held on Sunday, November 5, 2017. The Town’s electorate will be invited to vote at the polls to elect the members of the new municipal council whose term of office will be four years.
7 elective positions will be filled:
- 1 mayor;
- 6 municipal councillors
The information published on this site is not exhaustive and does not replace an Act respecting elections and referendums in municipalities (R.L.R.Q., chapter E 2.2). This law is available for consultation on the Publications du Québec site and it is entirely up to you to consult it for any particular information concerning this election and your rights.
Registration on the Town’s municipal electoral list is an essential condition for exercising your right to vote on November 5, 2017. Both an Act respecting elections and referendums in municipalities and the “2017 Municipal Elections” section of the Town’s website outline the conditions a person must fulfill in order to be registered on the list of electors in order to exercise his/her right to vote at the appropriate time.
The information in the “2017Municipal Elections ” section of the Town’s website is not “official” and exists for the sole convenience of the Brome Lake electorate to provide its members with timely access to certain information with regard to the present election, in particular as regards the conditions of eligibility of a candidate, the electoral map and the status of voters. Please don’t hesitate to inform me of any mistake, omission or incongruous bit of information, in order that this communication tool be improved and thus contribute to the success of the November 5 poll.
Me Edwin John Sullivan
Richard Burcombe ELECTED BY ACCLAMATION
District # 1 (Bondville-Fulford)
Donald T. Gagné
District # 2 (West-Brome/Iron-Hill)
Ronald Myles ELECTED BY ACCLAMATION
District # 3 (East-Hill)
District # 4 (Knowlton-Victoria)
Lee Patterson ELECTED BY ACCLAMATION
District # 5 (Knowlton-Lakeside)
Louise Morin ELECTED BY ACCLAMATION
District # 6 (Foster)
Mark Miles Bennett
The ballot will be held on Sunday, November 5, 2017, from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, at the places indicated in the public notice of the poll to be published no later than October 26, 2017. This notice will also be posted at Town Hall and published in the “Elections 2017” section of the Town’s website: https://ville.lac-brome.qc.ca/2017-municipal-elections/
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September 22, 2017:
Beginning of the electoral period and first day for reception of nomination papers
October 6, 2017:
Last day for reception of nomination papers
October 6, 2017
Proclamation of election of candidates elected without opposition
October 14, 2017:
First potential date for revision of the electoral list
October 24, 2017:
Last potential date for revision of the electoral list
October 28-30, 2017:
Mobile polling day (Date remains to be determined by the Returning officer)
October 29, 2017:
Advance polling day (noon to 8:00 p.m.)
November 3, 2017
Last day to return the postal ballot to the municipality, if applicable
November 5, 2017:
Polling day (10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.)
The next general municipal elections will be held on November 5 2017.
Please consult the following web pages for:
To be eligible to vote, you must:
- be 18 years old on November 5, 2017;
- as of September 1st, 2017:
- be a Canadian citizen;
- not be under curatorship;
- not be declared guilty of an infraction which constitutes an election fraud manoeuvre;
and, on this same date, you must fulfil one of the two (2) following conditions:
- be domiciled in the Town of Brome Lake and, for at least six (6) months, in Quebec;
- have been, for at least twelve (12) months, the owner of an immovable or the occupant of a business establishment, within the meaning of the Act respecting municipal taxation, situated in the territory of the Town of Brome Lake.
Any person entitled to be registered on the municipal list of electors but not included in the list of electors may apply for registration by submitting an application to the returning officer for a revision of the list of electors, which must be received no later than October 21 2017. A public notice of the revision of the list of electors will be published in local newspapers no later than October 14, 2017. This notice will also be posted at Town Hall and published in the “Elections 2017” section of the Town’s website: https://ville.lac-brome.qc.ca/fr/elections-municipales-2017/
An elector who is not domiciled in the municipality, but who is the owner of an immovable or the occupant of a business establishment situated on the territory of the municipality, must transmit a signed writing to the municipality asking to have his name added to the list of electors.
Any application / power of attorney received for a previous election takes effect upon receipt and remains valid until withdrawn or replaced. Any application / power of attorney for the 2017 election, received no later than October 1, 2017, shall take effect upon receipt and shall remain in effect until withdrawn or replaced. This form is available in the “Elections 2017” section of the Town’s website: https://ville.lac-brome.qc.ca/fr/elections-municipales-2017/
Any non-domiciled person who has the right to be registered on the municipal list of electors but who does not appear on the list and who has not sent his / her application / power of attorney to the returning officer by October 1, 2017, may apply for his / her registration by sending him the Application / Power of Attorney, as the case may be, no later than October 21, 2017. The duly completed application will be submitted to the Board of revisors, which will sit on the following dates and times:
Thursday, October 19, 2017: 2: 30 p.m. -5: 30 p.m. And 7: 00 p.m. – 10: 00 p.m., Centre Lac-Brome, 270 Victoria Street
Friday, October 20, 2017: 2: 30 p.m. -5: 30 p.m. And 7: 00 p.m. – 10: 00 p.m., Centre Lac-Brome, 270 Victoria Street
Saturday, October 21, 2017: 10 am-1 pm, Centre Lac-Brome, 270 Victoria Street
Any person entered on the list of electors as a non-domiciled elector who so requests in writing may vote by mail. The deadline for making such a request is October 21, 2017, the last day appointed by the returning officer to submit an application to amend the list of electors before the board of revisors. Any request to vote by mail shall take effect upon receipt and shall remain valid until withdrawn or replaced. This form is available in the “Elections 2017” section of the Town’s website: https://ville.lac-brome.qc.ca/fr/elections-municipales-2017/
Ballot papers will be sent on Monday, October 23, 2017. The ballot paper (s) must be received at the office of the returning officer not later than 4:30 pm on the second day preceding the polling day at the office of the returning officer, namely on Friday, November 3, 2017. Voters who can vote by mail and who do not receive the ballot paper or ballots will be able to contact the returning officer to obtain them from the sixth day before the date fixed for the election, namely on Monday, October 30, 2017.
The advance poll will be held, for the six (6) electoral districts:
Sunday, October 29, 2017: 12 pm to 8 pm, at the Centre Lac-Brome, 270 Victoria Street, Lac-Brome.
The mobile vote is reserved for beneficiaries residing or domiciled in recognized centers or private residences for seniors who are unable to travel and are registered on the list of electors in the polling division where the center is located. In Brome Lake, three establishments are listed on the list produced by the MSSS in October 2016: Brome Lake Manor, Knowlton House, and Knowton Residence. This form is available in the “Elections 2017” section on the Town’s website: https://ville.lac-brome.qc.ca/fr/elections-municipales-2017/
To the extent that a duly completed application is received by the returning officer within the time prescribed by Law, the mobile poll will be held on October 28th, from 10 am to 2 pm. The itineray will be determined according to the number of voters per center to be visited and the distance to be traveled during this time period. An elector whose name is not on the “List of Electors or Voters Registered at the Mobile Voting Poll” (SMR-40), but who is entered on the list of electors at the address of center or private residence for seniors where it is hosted or domiciled, will still be able to avail themselves of the mobile vote. The voter must, however, be unable to move and must ask that the mobile poll go to his room or his apartment.
Persons who are co-owners of an immovable or co-occupants of a business establishment must designate from among themselves, by means of a power of attorney sent to the municipality, only one person who can be entered on the list of electors.
Any eligible person can file nomination papers for a seat on Town Council with the returning officer.
A person is eligible for office as a member of the council of a municipality if he is entitled to have his name entered on the list of electors of the municipality and if he has resided, continuously or not, in the territory of the municipality for at least the last twelve (12) months on 1 September of the calendar year in which a general election is to be held.
Any person wishing to run for the office of mayor or councillor must make sure that nomination papers are filled out and filed at the office of the returning officer. Please note that an appointment must first be made with the returning officer, Mr. Edwin John Sullivan, by calling 450 243-6111, ext. 236.
Filing of nomination paper begins on September 22, 2017 and ends on October 6, 2017. However, the Act Respecting Elections and Referendums in Municipalities stipulates that the office of the returning officer must be open from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM p.m., in continuous fashion, on October 6, 2017.
For all additional information, please consult the following websites:
Directeur général des élections du Québec (Chief electoral officer of Québec)
Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l’Occupation du territoire (Municipal Affairs ministry)
The nomination period is from September 22, 2017 to October 6, 2017. Between these dates, the office of the returning officer will be open from Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 11:30 am and from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm. On October 6, 2017, the office of the returning officer will be open continuously between 9:00 am and 4:30 pm. The nomination form is available in the “Elections 2017” section of the Town’s website: https://ville.lac-brome.qc.ca/2017-municipal-elections/
Any person wishing to declare his / her candidacy for one of the positions that is the subject of the municipal election should make an appointment with the Returning officer for a brief meeting. The “Nomination paper” form and the Running as a candidate for municipal elections document produced by the DGEQ will be provided at this time.
This meeting with the Returning officer is not mandatory and these documents are therefore made available to the public in a display rack at Town Hall’s reception as well as being in the “Elections 2017” section of the Town’s website.
Nothing prevents the number of signatures collected in the nomination paper from exceeding the minimum required by Law. In the event one or more signatures should be challenged, additional signatures provide the candidate with a margin of safety.
The DGEQ has emphatically instructed all Returning Officers that their role, as regards the filing of the “Nomination paper”, is to accept it if all required information is present or reject it, should required information be omitted. For illustration purposes only, a candidates “Nomination paper” containing less than the minimum number of required signatures will be rejected. A “Nomination paper” contain the minimum number of signatures will be accepted on the oath of the person having collected the signatures.
It is therefore entirely incumbent upon the person wishing to declare his /her candidacy to provide the information required by the “Nomination paper” and, when in doubt, said person may wish to retain the services of a legal professional.
The candidate officially enters the race and the information concerning him is of a public nature, as of the moment when the returning officer accepts the “Nomination paper”.
The last day on which the returning officer may receive a nomination paper is at 4:30 pm on October 6, 2017, at his office, after which any late or incomplete “Nomination paper” will be refused.
The elector who undertakes to run as an independent candidate must make an appointment with the returning officer to file his / her completed application.
Additional information regarding the funding and expenses of an election campaign can be obtained by visiting the DGEQ website or by contacting the Director of Finance and Treasury, Caroline Cusson, at 450-243-6111, ext. 224.
The elector who wishes to officially apply for one of the positions to be filled by the November 5 2017 elections must complete the form entitled “Nomination paper” and make an appointment with the returning officer to file his or her duly completed nomination paper (form) which must be accompanied by any required documentation, under penalty of the nomination paper being rejected.
A nomination paper must be produced at the office of the returning officer, on the days and hours the office is open for business, from September 22, 2017 to October 6 2017. The office of the returning officer will, however, exceptionally be open in continuous fashion from 9 am to 4:30 pm on October 6, 2017, the last date of the filing of the nomination papers.
The municipality’s territory is divided into six electoral districts. The districts are designated by numbers 1 through 6 and their extent varies according to population density.
Individual electoral districts
Any electoral district map available on this site is an administrative version, for your sole convenience. The official versions of these maps are kept at Town Hall, in the official copy of By-Law 576. In the event of a contradiction between an administrative version and an official version, the official version shall prevail. In the event of a contradiction between a French version and an English version, the French version shall prevail.
A notice of registration for the electoral list will be forwarded by mail: read it with care. This notice states the name(s) of electors registered at your address and the location of the board of revisors.
If you do not receive the registration notice or if corrections must be made to it, you will have to present yourself before the board of revisors to make an application for entry for a correction or deletion to the electoral list. It is important to check this information since you must be registered on the electoral list in order to exercise your right to vote.
An Act Respecting Elections and Referendums in Municipalities sets the beginning and end of the board of revisors work period concerning the electoral list. This potential period runs from October 14 to October 24 for the 2017 municipal elections. However, during this period, it is the returning officer who sets the days and hours during which the board of revisors will sit. Said information will be the subject of a public notice.
The returning officer of the Town of Brome Lake seeks to fill various positions for the 2017 municipal elections. Interested persons should be available for mandatory training that will take place before September 22, 2017.
Interested persons are invited to complete and submit the following application form to the returning officer with a specimen cheque marked “CANCELLED”.
Only selected candidates will be contacted.
Available positions for the board of revisors (October 14-24 / dates to be determined:) the mobile poll (October 28-30 / date to be determined by the returning officer), the advance poll (October 29) and polling day (November 5), including the following:
Deputy returning officer:
Ensures that the elections runs smoothly and in a confidential manner, checks elector identity, distributes ballots, conducts vote counting.
Assists deputy returning officer, keeps an account – on the electoral list – of persons having voted.
Receives electors, ensures that electors know their polling subdivision, ensures that they are registered on the electoral list, asks electors to prepare their identification documents, directs electors to their polling subdivision.
Member of the identity verification panel:
Checks the identity of electors who have not succeeded in establishing their identity at time of voting, receives and analyzes documents submitted by them, informs them about decision.
Responsible for the hall, ensures that polling runs smoothly, maintains order in the voting hall, facilitates exercise by electors of their voting rights, supervises and assists election staff in performance of their respective duties.
Edwin John Sullivan, B. Sc. LL.B.
Town Registry and Legal affairs
122, Lakeside Road
Brome-Lake, Qc J0E 1V0
Tel. : 450 243-6111, ext. 236
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Directeur général des élections du Québec :
3460, rue de La Pérade
Québec, QC G1X 3Y5
Tel. : 1-888-353-2846
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