Ranked Ballot Regulations Posted

Yesterday the government posted two regulatory proposals that would create the framework for municipalities who are interested in using ranked ballots for future elections. The proposals cover:

  • Requirements for ballots
  • How rankings will be interpreted
  • Voting procedures
  • Counting of votes
  • Recounts and results reporting
  • Limitations and requirements for municipalities holding ranked ballot elections (including division of responsibilities between upper and lower tier, and the requirements for public consultation)

These regulatory proposals are the result of Bill 181, which deferred most of the detail about ranked ballots to regulation. Comments on the proposals can be submitted until July 28th.

For more:

By-law Authority and Consultation Requirement for Ranked Ballot Elections Under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, By-law Authority and Consultation Requirement for Ranked Ballot Elections Under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996

Vote Counting and Reporting Requirements for Ranked Ballot Elections under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996

 

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