2017 BY ELECTION
Voting has now opened (August 2, 2017) and runs until Thursday, September 7, at 12:00pm.
The nomination period for the Council elections in District 1 (Eastern Region) and District 3 (Southwest) closed on July 17 at midnight.
As only one eligible nomination was received in District 1, Karen Bright (SLP) has been acclaimed as a new member of the College council for a three year term.
All members in Electoral District 3, Southwest, Ontario will receive an email from the College from the Registrar with a secure link to the online voting portal to vote for one of two candidates.
Candidates Appearing on the Ballot will be:
District 3, Audiologist Seat:
1. Husein, Hish, Audiologist
2. Eskritt, Kimberly, Audiologist
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The following electoral districts have been established for the purpose of the election of members to the Council:
Electoral district 1, the Eastern District, including the counties of Frontenac, Hastings, Lanark, Leeds and Grenville, Lennox and Addington, Northumberland, Peterborough, Prescott and Russell, City of Prince Edward County, Kingston, Renfrew, Stormont-Dundas and Glengarry and the City of Ottawa.
Electoral district 2, the Central Region, including the regional municipalities of Durham, Peel and York, and the City of Toronto.
Electoral district 3, the Southwestern Region, including the regional municipalities of Halton, Niagara and Waterloo; the counties of Huron, Perth, Wellington, Elgin, Essex, Lambton, Middlesex, Oxford and Dufferin; along with the cities of Hamilton, Brant, Chatham-Kent, Haldimand, Norfolk and Brantford.
Electoral district 4, the Northwestern Region, including the counties of Bruce and Grey together with the territorial districts of Algoma, Kenora, Manitoulin, Rainy River, and Thunder Bay and the City of Greater Sudbury.
Electoral district 5, the Northeastern Region, including the counties of Haliburton and Simcoe and the City of Kawartha Lakes together with the territorial districts of Cochrane, Muskoka, Nipissing, Parry Sound and Timiskaming.
Electoral district 6, the Province of Ontario at large
Candidates considering standing for election to Council should:
- Review the election section of the CASLPO Bylaws for the complete process and to confirm eligibility to stand for election.
- Review the criteria for ensuring nominators are eligible. Nominators must reside or be employed within the electoral district where the election will be held.
- Candidate biographies are distributed, with voting ballots, to eligible voting members in the candidate’s electoral district.
- Each candidate must complete and submit a nomination form, a brief biography including reasons for accepting the nomination. The nomination form must be signed by the three nominators and the candidate.
- Send the completed and signed nomination form, with biography to the College’s Registrar by the published deadline, 75 days before the date of the election.
Review the election section of CASLPO Bylaws to ensure eligibility to nominate a candidate. Nominators must reside or work within the candidate’s electoral district and be in good standing with CASLPO.
Eligibility to vote
Members are entitled to vote if they: hold a current certificate of registration in Ontario; are not in default of payment of fees; and work or reside in the electoral district where the election is being held.
No less than thirty days prior to the election, every member of CASLPO who is eligible to vote in the district where an election is being held will receive electronically, a list of candidates and biographies, a ballot (including electronic voting procedures and the deadline for receipt of ballots), and guidance on how to submit the completed ballot. The electronic voting email will be sent to you from an outsourced vendor called ‘Big-Pulse’. They specialize in secure, protected e-Voting needs. The email ‘From’ line will appear as if the message is being sent from the CASLPO Registrar, Brian O’Riordan and will include a subject line notifying members of the Election. We hope you will cast your ballot in elections. Your vote strengthens the principle of self-regulation of the health professions in Ontario and fosters our right of professional representation on the Council of your College.
IMPORTANT: To receive your voting instructions, the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario must have your unique email address on record. If you share an email address with others, your personal voting instructions will not be confidential. You can update your email address in the member portal.