Council News Flash

Just Clarifyin’ : Who Staffs Caledon’s Municipal Elections?

Written by Patti Foley

In response to posts seen on social media JSC reached out to the Town of Caledon to clarify who staffs municipal elections in Caledon and why. We received the following reply from Laura Hall, Director of Corporate Services/Town Clerk:

“The Municipal Elections Act sets out the responsibilities and duties of the Clerk in terms of many administrative aspects of the Municipal and School Board Election. One of the responsibilities is appointing staff as Election Officials and Deputy Returning Officers to assist in conducting the Election.

Since the 2014 Municipal and School Board Election, the Clerk has staffed the election using primarily Town staff as Election Officials. In 2014 and 2018, the Clerk administering those elections used a small number of staff from the Region of Peel as well. For the 2022 Municipal and School Board Election, I am staffing the election with only Town staff as I was able to fill the roles without the need for external resourcing.”

About the author

Patti Foley

Having spent 25 years in Bolton, Patti remains an advocate for Caledon. As a former Regional Councillor and a long-time community volunteer she is passionate about communicating information about its issues, news, events, people, non-profits and businesses.

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