Election of the Regional Chair

The Council of The Regional Municipality of Durham passed By-law No. 19-2012 on April 4, 2012, to change the method of selecting the Regional Chair to election by general vote, in accordance with the Municipal Elections Act, 1996.

By-law No. 19-2012 attained "triple majority" approval on May 29, 2012. Pursuant to Section 219 of the Municipal Act, 2001, By-law No. 19-2012 will come into force on the day the new Council is organized following the 2014 municipal elections, however the 2014 municipal elections will be conducted as if the by-law was already in force.

As a result, the Regional Chair will be elected by general vote at the next regularly scheduled municipal elections being held in October 2014.

For further information contact the Legislative Services Division at 905-668-7711 or by email at clerks@durham.ca.

Resources

2010 Question on the Ballot

The Council of The Regional Municipality of Durham passed By-law No. 20-2010 on the 21st day of April, 2010 to submit the following question to the electors in all lower-tier municipalities in The Regional Municipality of Durham at the next regular municipal election to be held on October 25, 2010:

Are you in favour of the Council of the Regional Municipality of Durham passing the necessary resolutions and by-laws to change the method of selecting its Chair from appointment by the members of Regional Council to election by general vote of all electors in the Region?

YES

NO

Question on the Ballot Resources

For further information contact the Legislative Services Division at 905-668-7711 or by email at clerks@durham.ca.