CONTACT:

Paul DeVillers
Chief Electoral Officer
c/o Metis Nation of Ontario
Unit 1100 - 66 Slater Street
Ottawa, ON, K1P 5H1
Phone: 613-798-1488 or 1-800-263-4889 Ext. 344
Fax: 613-722-4225
Email: election@metisnation.org

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To update your contact information please complete and sign a change of address form and send it to:

MNO Registry
Métis Nation of Ontario
Suite 1100 – 66 Slater Street
Ottawa, ON, K1P 5H1
Phone: 1-855-798-1006
Email: info@mnoregistry.ca

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Other Election Documents:

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MNO Election 2020

UPDATES:

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April 6 -- Cancellation of in-person voting at polls May 23 and June 1

Further to my Memorandum of March 18, 2020 postponing election day to June 1, 2020, this memorandum is to give notice of cancellation of the in-person voting at polls on May 23 and on June 1. The other two methods of voting i.e. online voting and telephone voting will become the only methods for electors to vote. The opportunity to vote by these methods is available to all electors. The period during which voting will be accessible will be from 12:01 AM EST, May 5 to 6:00 PM EST time on June 1.

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April 1 -- Distribution of List of Electors to Candidates

As of April 23, any nominee whose candidacy is confirmed by the Chief Electoral Officer will be eligible to request the electors list (appropriate to their race). This will provide the same amount of time to campaign as would have been available prior to the Election postponement (i.e. the same amount of time as was available in the original timeline between the announcement of candidates and the advanced poll).

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March 18 -- Memo from MNO Chief Electoral Officer regarding Postponement of MNO Election 2020 due to COVID-19

For efficiency, all Candidates packages can be sent to:

Chief Electoral Officer
55 Cargrove Pvt.
Ottawa, ON
K1K 4Y7

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MNO 2020 Election Notice

All MNO citizens eligible to vote will be provided with the option to vote electronically or by telephone. In some communities, there will also be the option to vote in person at polling stations with at least one polling station in every region. Voting information will be distributed by email or mail. All MNO electors should ensure that the MNO Registry has their current contact information. The Registry can be reached at 1-855-798-1006. For additional clarity, citizens who have received a letter from the MNO Registry indicating that their citizenship file is currently incomplete, following the review that has been conducted of all citizenship files, but who meet the eligibility requirements of the MNO Electoral Code, are eligible to vote in the 2020 Election.

***UPDATED: Date of Election: June 1, 2020

Hours of Polling:

  • 9:00AM - 8:00PM CST (Region 1)
  • 9:00AM - 8:00PM EST (Regions 2 - 9)


***UPDATED:

Date of Advanced Poll:
May 23, 2020
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM (in each relevant time zone)

***EXTENDED: Electronic and Telephone Voting:
Open May 5 – May 29, 2020

Polling Stations: Locations to be posted by May 1, 2020

POSITIONS FOR ELECTION:

PCMNO Executive Positions:

  • President
  • Chair
  • Vice Chair
  • Secretary-Treasurer


Candidates require a minimum of seven signatures of electors in seven of the nine regions. There is a $200.00 non-refundable deposit. Certified cheque or money order only. Cheques should be made out The Métis Nation of Ontario. 

Other PCMNO Positions:

  • 9 Regional Councillors


Candidates require a minimum of 21 signatures of electors from within their respective region. There is a $200.00 non-refundable deposit. Certified cheque or money order only. Cheques should be made out The Métis Nation of Ontario. 

  • 1 Post-Secondary Representative (PCMNO)


Candidates require a minimum of four signatures of electors from each of the nine regions. Any registered voter can nominate a Post-Secondary Representative. The application 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.

  • 1 Youth Representative (PCMNO) 


Candidates must be between the ages of 16 and 25 years on date of election.
Candidates require a minimum of four signatures of electors who are over the age of 16 but under 30 years of age as of the date of the election, from seven of the nine regions. The application must include a statement that on the date of the election the candidate on the will be between the ages of 16 and 25 years of age.

Métis Nation of Ontario Youth Council (MNOYC):

  • 9 Regional Youth Representatives
  • 1 MNOYC Chair Person


Candidates must be between the ages of 16 and 25 years on date of election.
Candidates require a minimum of four signatures of electors who are over the age of 16 but under 30 years of age as of the date of the election. Signatures must be from electors who reside in the region from which the candidate is nominated. The application must include a statement that the candidate on the date of election will be between the ages of 16 and 25 years of age.

Métis Nation of Ontario Veterans Council (MNOVC):

  • President
  • Chair
  • Senator for Veterans
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Women’s Representative
  • Sergeant-at-Arms


Candidates require a minimum of four signatures of electors who are veterans and a signed Veteran’s Affirmation. Which is a statement that the candidate is a veteran. 

Election Information:

Nominations: Nominations will be accepted by the Chief Electoral Officer up to the nominations closing date of May 1, 2020, by 5pm, either in person, by mail, email, or facsimile. Deposits, where required, must be received by end of closing date. If nomination forms are submitted by facsimile or email, the original forms must be received by mail or in person before the posting of candidates May 4, 2020. Nominees are encouraged to submit their nomination packages early, providing the Chief Electoral Officer to review and notify nominees of any omissions or errors.

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 (see Article 6 of the MNO Electoral Code). (See “Candidate Affirmation Form” below).

Nomination Forms: The Chief Electoral Officer has ruled that scans of nominee signatures will be accepted on nomination forms. This means that scanned copies are acceptable of signatures of those who are nominating the candidate (“Nominated by”). Nominations will only be accepted as part of a package submitted from Nominees themselves. Candidates should compile the packages of signatures to be submitted to the Chief Electoral Officer at the address below.

Note that an original non-scanned signature of the nominee (i.e. the candidate) accepting the nomination is required by May 4. Nomination forms are available below or by email from the Chief Electoral Officer. Note that the Chief Electoral Officer has ruled that nominators may sign pages other than the Nomination Form, so long as these pages contain all of the same information as the Nomination forms.

Any citizen 16 or over can nominate candidates, including MNO staff.


Posting of Candidates:
May 4, 2020. 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 be posted on the MNO website.

Preliminary Electors’ Lists: February 10, 2020 - sent to Community Council Presidents for immediate posting in Council Offices.

Final Electors’ Lists: March 10, 2020 - 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 is available here: MNO Electoral Code Part A  

Electronic/Telephone Voting Information: Personalized voting information will be distributed to electors by email or Canada Post by May 4, 2020. More information about electronic and telephone voting will be posted on the voting site at www.onefeather.ca/MNO (the link will become active once the Election commences). Electors can also visit this site if they have questions or to get support surrounding electronic or telephone voting.

CONTACT:

Paul DeVillers, Chief Electoral Officer
c/o Metis Nation of Ontario
Unit 1100 - 66 Slater Street
Ottawa, ON, K1P 5H1
Phone: 613-798-1488 or 1-800-263-4889 Ext. 344
Fax: 613-722-4225
Email: election@metisnation.org

To update your contact information please complete and sign a Change of Address Form and send it to:

MNO Registry
Métis Nation of Ontario
Suite 1100 – 66 Slater Street
Ottawa, ON, K1P 5H1

Phone: 1-855-798-1006
Email: info@mnoregistry.ca

Other Election Documents:


Updated: April 1, 2020