Staff Representative: Brian Gilmer, Municipal Clerk - 905.885.4544 Ext. 2230
On July 13, 2010 the Municipality of Port Hope adopted By-law 67/2010 to authorize the establishment of a Joint Municipal Election Compliance Audit Committee for the Municipality of Port Hope and Northumberland County Partner Municipalities regarding campaign finances for the upcoming 2010 Municipal Election.
The amendments to the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 contained in Bill 212 (Good Government Act, 2009) made changes to Section 81 and introduced a new section 81.1 to make an Election Compliance Audit Committee mandatory for all municipalities and local boards.
Under the amended Section 81.1 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, an elector who is entitled to vote and believes on reasonable grounds that a candidate has contravened a provision of the Municipal Elections Act regarding campaign finances, may apply for an election compliance audit.
The powers and functions of the committee are set out in subsections 81(3), (4), (7), (10) and (11) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996. The Committee shall be required to act as a quasi-judicial body to:
The Committee will be composed of three (3) members, with membership drawn from the following stakeholder groups appointed to represent each of the seven Northumberland county municipalities with the term of office being mandated to be the same as the term of Council, with the Committee meeting as needed when a compliance audit application is received and required disposition:
Composition shall not include:
Election Compliance Audit Committee Minutes