For the City of Portage la Prairie and the Portage la Prairie School Division Ward One

Notice is hereby given that the voters of the City of Portage la Prairie will be taken to elect One Mayor and Six Councillors from the following duly nominated candidates:

FOR OFFICE OF MAYOR:

HAMILTON, Bryon
KNOX, Sharilyn
PELECHATY, John Donald
TAHIR KHAN, Mohammad

FOR OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR:

AGGARWAL, Ajay             MASI, Joe
DOYLE, Colin                     MEIER, Preston
ESPEY, Ryan R.                  NICHOLLS, Faron
FOX, BJ                               PORTER, Terrie
IQBAL, Raahim                  SAINSBURY, Paul
KITCHEN, Christopher     SLOIK, Garry J.
KNOTT, Bill                         TILK, Mitch

Notice is hereby given that the voters of the City of Portage la Prairie will be taken to elect Five School Trustees from the following duly nominated candidates:

FOR OFFICE OF SCHOOL TRUSTEE:

ASHAM, Tracey           LUNA, Luis
BEAULIEU, Greg          MCCUTCHEON, Rhonda
CARMICHAEL, Tyne   MINTY, Ebbonnie
HALL, Tara-Marie        O’NEILL, Haylee
HOULE, Jacinda          SMOKE, Donald
LESLIE, Shauna-Lei    TULLY, Darryl
LUCKO, Ryan              WALDVOGEL, Gregg

VOTING PLACES

Voting places will be open for voting on Wednesday the 26th day of October, 2022 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. at:

Polling Station / Location

No. 1 – Herman Prior Activity Centre, 40 Royal Road N
No. 2 – MNP Building, Island Park
No. 3 – Red River College, 32 5th Street SE – West Entrance

Where you vote is determined by where you live and/or own property in the City of Portage la Prairie.  See our website for details or call 204 239-8337 to find out where you vote.

IDENTIFICATION MAY BE REQUIRED BEFORE BEING ALLOWED TO VOTE.  A person may be required to produce one piece of government issued photo identification (for example – driver’s license or passport) or at least two other documents that provide proof of identity.

ADVANCE VOTING

For the purpose of accommodating persons who are qualified to vote, but who have reason to believe they will be absent or otherwise unable to attend their proper voting place on Election Day, an advance voting opportunity will be located at the Herman Prior Centre, 40 Royal Road North and will be open on Saturday, October 15, 2022. between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

MOBILE VOTING

For the purpose of accommodating persons who are qualified to vote, but reside at a health care facility, a mobile voting station will be set up at the following facilities on Election Day:  Manitoba Development Centre, Portage General Hospital, Douglas Campbell Lodge, Lions Prairie Manor and Dufferin Villa. Times will be posted at each facility. Please note that Mobile Voting is for residents/patients only. Staff members must vote at the poll in which they reside.

APPLICATION TO VOTE BY SEALED ENVELOPE

A voter who is unable to go in person to either the regular or advance poll may apply in person, in writing, or by fax to the Senior Election Official at City Hall, 97 Saskatchewan Avenue East, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

In Person

If applying in person, a voter may apply between September 28 and October 23, 2022. A voter applying in person may pick up a sealed envelope ballot package at the time of application.

Mail or Fax

If applying by mail or fax, a voter may apply between July 28 and October 23, 2022. The application must state the applicant’s name, address and telephone number. The application must also include legible photocopies of identification and a declaration of eligibility. A voter applying by mail or fax will receive a sealed envelope ballot package by regular post, if the application is received by the S.E.O. 12 or more days before the election. If the application is received less than 12 days before the election, the voter may make alternative arrangements with the S.E.O. to have the ballot delivered to ensure it can be returned by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. This could include designating a family member to pick up the ballot package. The S.E.O. may require the family member to produce identification and take oath as to his/her relationship with the voter.

Diane Van Aert
Senior Election Official
City of Portage la Prairie/Portage la Prairie School Division Ward One
Phone:  204-239-8337
Email: dvanaert@city-plap.com