Legislative & Court Services
70 Collier Street, 1st Floor
Barrie, ON L4M 4T5705-728-VOTE (8683)Be.Counted@barrie.ca
Video: Electronic Voting in Municipal Elections
A by-election is an election to fill a vacancy arising during a term of office.
The Ward 3 By-Election Results were certified on February 25, 2020. Voter turnout was 23.8%.
On October 21, 2019, Ward Three Councillor, Doug Shipley, was elected as the Member of Parliament for Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte. As a result, Councillor Shipley was required to resign his seat on
Barrie City Council and on October 28, 2019, Council declared the Ward Three seat vacant. On November 25, 2019, Council voted to call a by-election to fill the vacant Ward Three seat in accordance with Section 262 (1) of the Municipal Act, 2001.
Voters could vote during the Voting Period online or by telephone. Our
candidate listing includes the names of candidates and provides links to their websites and contact information, as provided by each candidate.
You were entitled to vote in the Ward 3 By-Election if you were:
Voters could use any internet-connected computer, mobile device or telephone to cast their ballot during the Voting Period, 10am February 13 – 8pm February 24. There were no other voting methods available for the Ward Three By-Election. Voter Information Letters were distributed the week of February 3, which contained individual Voter Pin # and instructions for voting (including voting website and telephone number).
Voters could attend a Voter Assistance Centre during the Voting Period if they needed assistance. Paper ballots were not available, but staff assisted in using the computer or telephone at Voter Assistance Centres. All Voter Assistance Centre dates, times and locations were printed on the back of the Voter Information Letter. Assistance was also available during business hours (Monday to Friday, 8:30am–4:30pm) by calling 705-728-VOTE or emailing
Yes, anyone can inspect the nominations and registered third party advertiser registrations filed. Please visit Legislative & Court Services (70 Collier Street, 1st Floor) during regular hours (Monday to Friday, 8:30am–4:30pm) to review the nominations/registrations binder.
Yes, individuals could contribute up to $1,200 to a candidate’s campaign, to a maximum of $5,000 for all offices on that council. Corporations and trade unions cannot contribute to candidate’s campaign.
Election signs were permitted beginning on January 25, 2020.
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