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Candidate Q & A

Question:

What is the website address and telephone number to cast a vote electronically?

Answer:

The website address and telephone number will be provided in the eligible electors' Voter Information Letter which should arrive in the mail the first week of October. If an elector has not received their Voter Information Letter by Tuesday, October 11, 2022 they are to contact the Town Office at 613-687-5536 or elections@petawawa.ca. A link will also be posted on the homepage of the Town's website (www.petawawa.ca) to access the voting website.


Question:

Will residents be able to cast a paper ballot on Voting Day?

Answer:

Eligible electors will be able to cast a paper ballot on Voting Day Monday, October 24, 2022 at the Petawawa Civic Centre, Main Hall, 16 Civic Centre Road, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.


Question:

Will an electronic voting station be provided for residents who do not have their own electronic devices or internet access?

Answer:

Yes, an electronic/internet voting station will be available for eligible electors to access at the Town Office, 1111 Victoria Street, from Monday, October 17th to Friday, October 21st between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.


Question:

When can residents start voting electronically?

Answer:

Eligible electors will receive their Voter Information Letter in the mail the first week of October. Electronic voting (internet and telephone) will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 14, 2022 and continue until Monday, October 24, 2022 at 8:00 p.m.

Question:

When is Advance Voting Day?

Answer:

Eligible electors will be able to cast a paper ballot on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at the Petawawa Civic Centre, Main Hall, 16 Civic Centre Road, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Question:

What is the annual salary for elected members of Council?

Answer:

The Town of Petawawa Council passed by-law 1466/22 on January 4, 2022 to set the 2022 amounts for the paying of remuneration to members of Council as follows:
 
  • Mayor                            $50,761.83 p/a;
  • Deputy Mayor                $32,126.46 p/a;
  • Councillor                      $27,763.28 p/a.

When on municipal business authorized by Council, members of Council and persons appointed to local boards and committees shall be entitled to receive the following expense allowances:
 
  • Per Diem $180.00;
  • Half Per Diem $90.00;
  • Expenses actually incurred for accommodation and parking (receipts required);
  • Expenses for meals to a maximum of $70.00 per day (no receipts required);
  • Registration fees (where applicable);
  • Travel at the reasonable per kilometre rate as defined by Canada Revenue Agency and prescribed in Section 7306 of the Income Tax Regulations (one per diem shall be allowed for business requiring travel in excess of 300 km one way).

Each member of Council shall be entitled to the following accountable expense allowance limit to be used at the member’s discretion:
 
  • Mayor                          $5,000.00 p/a;
  • Deputy Mayor            $1,550.00 p/a;
  • Councillor                  $1,550.00 p/a.

The Mayor shall receive a non-accountable vehicle allowance of $200.00 per month.