Ranked Ballots

The recent changes to the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 now provides municipalities with the option to use ranked ballots for municipal elections starting in 2018.   

Ranked ballots allow a voter to rank candidates in order of preference, 1st, 2nd and 3rd instead of just voting for one candidate in a First Past The Post (FPTP) system.  

The Council for the Township of Cavan Monaghan received Report - Corporate Services-2016-12 Ranked Ballots and Council passed the following motion:

That Council receive Report - Corporate Services-2016-12 Ranked Ballots and direct staff to begin the process of exploring the use of ranked ballots in the 2018 Municipal Election.      

The link below is a video demonstrating how the vote counting in a ranked ballot election is conducted.

Ranked Ballot Presentation


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