Chapleau Prepares For 1st Advance Poll

Chapleau voters eager to cast their ballots for the municipal election can do so this weekend.

The first day of advance voting is this Sunday, September 30th, giving voters the opportunity to vote for one mayoral candidates, up to four candidates for Council, and possibly a school board trustee.

There are two candidates for Mayor: first-term incumbent Michael Levesque; and businessman and previous candidate Ryan Bignucolo.

Six people are running for four seats on Council: current councillors Gerard Bernier and Rick Smith; former councillor Lisi Bernier, currently acting vice principal at Chapleau High School; Chapleau Public School principal Nicolle Schuurman; Our Lady of Fatima elementary school principal Natalie Tessier; and local teacher Alex Lambruschini.

Local trustees have been acclaimed for the French Public (Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l’Ontario) and English Separate (Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board) school boards.

There is a race for the English Public (Algoma District School Board) trustee: longtime trustee Russell Reid seeks re-election, opposed by former Michipicoten First Nation Chief Joseph Buckell.

There’s also a race for the French Separate (Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel Ontario) trustee: incumbent Garry Bruneau is opposed by Luc Tessier.

Potential voters can check if they're on the voter's list at the Township Office - it's recommended you do so today if you wish to vote on Sunday, though you can register to vote on site.

Voters are reminded to bring ID to cast their ballot during this Sunday's advance voting, which runs from 10 o'clock Sunday morning until 5 that night, in Civic Centre Council Chambers.

More advance voting will be held Wednesday, October 17th, with Election Day Monday the 22nd.