Ottawa123 Hosts Consultations on the Municipal Elections Act

Ottawa123 Hosts Consultations on the Municipal Elections Act

The Government of Ontario has recently launched a review of legislation guiding municipal elections, and will soon allow municipalities to switch from our current first-past-the-post electoral system to Ranked Choice Voting.  However, the province wants YOUR thoughts on the upcoming changes to the Municipal Elections Act.

Your voice is important!

Ottawa123, in partnership with City for All Women Initiative (CAWI) and the Coalition of Community Health and Resource Centres of Ottawa is pleased to host a public consultation on changes to Ontario’s Municipal Elections Act on July 16.   We’re inviting all residents of Ottawa to have their voices heard on upcoming changes to the province’s Municipal Elections Act.

We will have opening remarks from city councillors and a short presentation by a representative from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.  We will then break out into small discussion groups which will include, but not be limited to:

  • Ranked Choice Voting / Ranked Ballots
  • Campaign Finance Rules
  • the Candidate Nomination Process
  • Enforcement of Election Rules
  • Third Party Advertising
  • Accessibility

Your feedback at the consultation will be used to generate a consolidated submission including recommendations to the Government of Ottawa as they conduct their review of the legislation.  We hope this process will ensure that a broad range of citizens voices are heard.

Join our Facebook event
**Refreshments will be served**

Can’t come?  You can submit your own feedback to the province here.

Ottawa123 is a non-partisan, volunteer-led organization which advocates for Ranked Choice Voting for the City of Ottawa.  Click here to find out why Ranked Choice Voting works.  You can follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

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