Voting

The Municipal Act states that general municipal elections must be held every four years on the fourth Wednesday in October. 2018 is an election year and Wednesday, October 24 is election day for the RM of St. Clements.

The RM has seven elected positions: one mayor and six councillors. There are three councillors in each ward. This group is known as council. The mayor is chair of council and represents the entire RM.

Find answers to most of your election FAQs at the province’s municipal election website .

Who is eligible to vote in the RM of St. Clements?

  • You must be a Canadian citizen
  • You must be at least 18 years of age on election day
  • You must be a resident of the municipality OR a registered owner of a property for at least six months before election day (since April 24, 2018)

When do I vote?

Between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm on Wednesday, October 24, 2018.

Identification may be required before being allowed to vote.

Do I need identification to vote?

A voter may be asked to produce identification if there are questions about the voter’s eligibility. All voters should bring ID with them to the voting place, or when requesting a sealed envelope ballot in person. Even voters who request a sealed envelope ballot in writing must submit photocopies of their ID when applying to vote.

Acceptable identification includes an official document issued by the federal, provincial or municipal government that contains the voter’s name, address and photograph or at least two documents that provide evidence satisfactory to the election official.

Alternate voting options

Advance voting

Advance voting is available for voters unable to vote on election day:

Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018
Time: Between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm
Place: RM of St. Clements Municipal Office, 1043 Kittson Road, East Selkirk

Sealed envelope voting

For voters who are unable to vote on election day or on the advance voting day, sealed envelope voting is available in four easy steps: apply, receive your sealed envelope ballot package, vote, return to the RM office.

  1. Apply to the Senior Election Official (SEO), any time between September 24 and October 17
    • Apply in person, by mail, or by fax
      • In person: RM of St. Clements Municipal Office, 1043 Kittson Road, East Selkirk  (cast your vote at this time if you choose and you’re done)
      • By mail: to SEO, Box 2, Group 35, RR 1, East Selkirk, Manitoba, R0E 0M0
      • By fax: to 1-204-482-3098
  2. Receive your sealed envelope ballot package: in person, by mail (postage required) or as arranged with the SEO
  3. Vote and seal your ballot in the provided envelope
  4. Return your sealed vote to the RM office in person or by mail by 4:30 pm on Friday, October 19, 2018

Where do I vote?

  • You must vote in the ward you live in, even if you own property in the other ward
  • If you do not live in the RM and own a property in more than one ward, you must contact the Senior Election Official (SEO) to designate your voting ward. The voter must choose a ward before the voters list is closed to revisions (September 18, 2018) or the SEO will choose a ward on the voter’s behalf.

Voting Places

*Please note: maps of the polling areas and polling stations will be posted here as soon as they are updated
WardPollLocationAddress
11Pine Ridge Village Community Club900 Dunning Road, West Pine Ridge, MB
12Abundant Life Lutheran Church3486 Raleigh Street, East St. Paul, MB
13Corpus Christi Hall5819 Henderson Hwy, Narol, MB
24Happy Thought School659 Quarry Rd, East Selkirk, MB
25Happy Thought School659 Quarry Rd, East Selkirk, MB
26Happy Thought School659 Quarry Rd, East Selkirk, MB
27Libau Community Club31145 Road 86N, Libau, MB
28Thalberg Hall93004 Rd 93N, Talberg, MB
29Patricia Beach Community Hall36155 PR 319, Patricia Beach, MB
210Grand Marais Recreation Centre90 Matilda Ave, Grand Marais, MB
211Bronx Park Community Centre 720 Henderson Hwy (at Kimberly Ave), Winnipeg, MB

The election in the RM is handled by a Senior Election Official or SEO, with assistance from office staff. Council has appointed Ernie Epp as SEO. He can be reached at info@rmofstclements.com.

Canvassing

After a candidate has registered, which for mayor is between May 1 and September 18, 2018 and for Council  is between June 30 to September 18, 2018, they might visit your home to talk with you.  Candidates are prepared to show photo ID on request.