What You Need to Know:
Election Day is October 22, 2018
Other Key Dates
- May 1 – July 27, 2018 (before 2 pm) – Candidates can File Nominations
- July 27, 2018 (before 2 pm) – Final Day for Withdrawal of Candidacy
- October 22, 2018 – Voting Day
- December 1, 2018 – Board of Trustees’ Term of Office Begins
- December 31, 2018 – Campaign Period Ends
- March 29, 2019 – Financial Filing Deadline
The Importance of Accurate Catholic Voters Lists
The voice and vote of Catholic ratepayers is important to the future of our Catholic schools. In order to vote for Catholic trustees, your CDSB ratepayers must be registered as separate school supporters.
To make the process of verifying support easier for voters, the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) has created voterlookup.ca.
Through voterlookup.ca, all Ontario residents can check to ensure that their information is accurately reflected on MPAC’s Preliminary List of Electors for the municipal and school board elections.
- Visit voterlookup.ca to confirm information and follow the easy steps published on the website.
- Make corrections as nessary. Only separate school supporters can vote for Catholic trustees.
Please share the information above widely throughout your boards community and include in school and board newsletters/email blasts, whenever possible. For more information call 1-866-296-6722.
Catholic Trustee Resources
As candidates prepare for election day we remind you that the Association has prepared a reference that you may find helpful – “Becoming a Catholic School Trustee – A Call to Service and Stewardship in Christ.” You can download that booklet here.
Please download OCSTA’s “A Call to Service” pamphlet here.
Please share the Voting Information for Catholic Ratepayers flyer with your community.
Ontario Education Services Corporation Resources
- ‘Change the Future‘ – poster designed to promote the role of school board trustees and encourage participation in the upcoming election.
- ‘Making a Difference for Kids: Running for Election as a School Board Trustee‘
Please share the poster and guide above within your community and wider networks by posting on board websites, and promoting via social media and email. We also kindly ask that you print and display copies of the poster prominently in common areas.
Additional information for trustee candidates and voters is available at: