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Métis Nation of Ontario Province-wide Elections

by NationTalk on April 9, 20081626 Views

ELECTION NOTICE 2008
ATTENTION ALL CITIZENS OF THE MÉTIS NATION OF ONTARIO

Date of Election: May 5, 2008
Date of Advance Poll: May 3, 2008
Hours of Polling: 9:00 AM ET to 8:00 PM ET
Advance Poll: 3PM to 7PM in each relevant time zone
Polling Stations: Tentative List attached
Close of Nominations: April 15, 2008, 5:00 PM ETPOSITIONS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR NOMINATIONS:
All candidates must submit a written acceptance of the Nomination and a statement that the candidate has read the MNO Electoral Code and MNO Bylaws and is eligible to be nominated as a candidate in the MNO election.

POSITIONS FOR ELECTION TO THE PROVISIONAL COUNCIL OF THE MÉTIS NATION OF ONTARIO (PCMNO)
EXECUTIVE POSITIONS (PCMNO)

President
Chair
Co-Chair
Secretary-Treasurer
* Candidates require seven signatures by registered voters from each region
* $100.00 non-refundable deposit.

OTHER PCMNO POSITIONS:

9 Regional Councillors
* Candidates require 21 signatures by registered voters from within their respective region
$100.00 non-refundable deposit.

Post-Secondary Representative (PCMNO)
** Must include a statement that the candidate intends to be a student at a post-secondary institution in Ontario for at least 2/3 of the term of office.
(Any registered voter can nominate Post-Secondary Representative)
* Candidates require four signatures of registered voters per region
* $50.00 non-refundable deposit.

Youth Representative (PCMNO)
* Candidates must be 16 to 26 years of age on date of election
*Requires four signatures of registered voters who are under 29 years of age from each region.

MÉTIS VETERANS’ POSITIONS:

President
Vice President
Secretary Treasurer
Woman’s Representative
Youth Representative
Senator
* Candidates require four (4) signatures of electors who are veterans
* A signed Veteran’s Affirmation (statement that the candidate is a veteran)

OTHER POSITIONS FOR ELECTION TO THE METIS NATION OF ONTARIO YOUTH:

Regional Youth Representative (MNOY)
* Must include a statement that the candidate on the date of election will be between the ages of sixteen (16) and twenty-six (26) years of age.
* Must be 16 to 26 years of age on date of election.
Candidates require seven signatures of registered voters who are under 29 years of age from their respective region.

Nominations: Will be accepted by the Chief Electoral Officer up to end of the nominations closing date of April 15, 2008, either in person, by mail or facsimile. Deposits, where required, must be received by end of closing date. If nomination forms are submitted by facsimile, the original forms must be received by mail or in person before the posting of candidates April 22, 2008.

Posting of Candidates: April 22, 2008 – Upon completing a review of all filed nominations to ensure they meet the necessary requirements, the MNO Chief Electoral Officer will issue an official candidates’ listing. The listing will also be posted on the website: www.metisnation.org

Preliminary Voters’ Lists: April 1, 2008 – made available at all MNO Council Offices
Upon provision of evidence satisfactory to the Chief Electoral Officer of legitimate errors and omissions, names can be added or deleted up to 14 days before the election.

Final Voters’ Lists: April 20, 2008 – posted in Council Offices

MNO Electoral Code: The procedures and rules governing these elections are contained in the Métis Nation of Ontario Electoral Code: Part A, and will be available through MNO Community Councils and on the MNO website: www.metisnation.org.

Returning Officers and Poll Clerks will be required. If interested, please contact the Chief Electoral Officer.

For further information or for a copy of the MNO Electoral Code please contact:
Lawrence Gladue, Chief Electoral Officer
Phone: 613-798-2957
or Toll Free: 1- 866-591-9948
Fax 613-798-2923
email: mnoelection@metisnation.org

Election correspondence can be mailed to the Chief Electoral Officer
500 Old St. Patrick St., Unit D, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9G4

Tentative Polling Stations

Region 1

Kenora Métis Community Council
70 Park Street
Kenora, ON P9N 1Y6

Sunset Country Métis Council
426 Victoria Avenue
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3M7

Northwest Métis Council
34B King Street
Dryden, ON P8N 1B7

Region 2

Thunder Bay Métis Council
226 May Street South
Thunder Bay, ON P7E 1B4
Region 3

Timmins Métis Council
347 Spruce St. South
Timmins, ON P4N 2N2

Region 4

Historic Sault Ste.Marie Metis Council
26 Queen Street East
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 1Y3

Region 5

Sudbury Métis Council
260 Alder Street – Upstairs
Sudbury ON P3C 5P4

North Bay Métis Council
101 Worthington St. East, Unit 243
North Bay, ON P1B 1G5

Region 6

Ottawa Regional Métis Council
500 Old St. Patrick Street, Unit D
Ottawa, ON K1N 9G4

Metis Nation of Ontario
236 Steward St.,
Suite 102
Renfrew, ON K7V 1X7

Metis Nation of Ontario
91 Chemaushgon Street
Bancroft, ON K0L 1C0

Metis Nation of Ontario
33002 Hwy 62 North
Maynooth, ON K0L 2S0

Region 7

Georgian Bay Métis Council
9170 County Road 93 W., Unit 301
Midland, ON L4R 4K4

Grey Owen Sound Metis Council
380 – 9th St. East
Owen Sound, ON N4K 1P1

Region 8

Credit River Metis Council
170 Steelwell Rd., Unit 102
Brampton, ON L6T 5T3

Metis Nation of Ontario
222-75 Sherbourne St. Toronto, ON M5A 2P9

Region 9

Niagara Region Métis Council
20 Division St.
Welland, ON L3B 3Z6

Windsor/Essex Métis Council
145-600 Tecumseh Road East
Windsor, ON N8X 4X9

Hamilton-Wentworth Métis Council
445 Concession St.
Hamilton, ON L9A 1C1

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