Municipal Elections 2021
News and Notices
The Town of Portugal Cove – St. Philip’s will be releasing election results in real time as we receive updates from our polling stations tonight. Residents are reminded that polls close at 8:00 pm. Once the polls close ballots will begin to be counted, so please expect a delay from the close of polls to when results begin to be announced. We will also be providing some live video updates on Facebook.
Where Do I Vote?
Vote in person on election day on September 28th, 2021 from 8:00am to 8:00pm!
- Click here to view the PDF of all streets and corresponding poll locations
- Polling locations online search tool
Vote By Mail
- If you registered to Vote by Mail, your return envelope from your Vote by Mail kit must be received by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day to be accepted.
- You have the following option remaining for returning your votes:
- Void your Vote By Mail kit and vote in-person on Election Day (Tuesday, September 28th) (check polling location here)
Meet the Candidates
- Click here to view our Elections 2021 Booklet, which has been delivered to all households in Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s. The Elections 2021 Booklet features information on how to vote, where to vote, and bios for each of the nominated candidates.
COMING SOON – JEFF LAHAM
To learn more about Jeff Laham, view his bio in our Elections 2021 Booklet.
Candidates for 2021:
Voting Information (Vote by Mail or In-Person):
- General Voting Information
- Voter List: Look-up & Registration
- Vote by Mail Registration & Authorization to Update Municipal, Provincial & Federal Voter Lists
- Polling locations, by street
Our election will look very similar this year to the ones you have participated in before. There will be polling stations throughout the community and you will be able to vote in person on September 28th, 2021 or at an advanced poll. However, in order to mitigate any potential issues regarding COVID-19, the Town will be introducing a Vote by Mail option this year. Any resident will be able to request that a Vote by Mail Kit be sent to them in the weeks leading up to the election. Residents can choose to mail back in their ballot prior to Election Day, they may also drop it off at the Town Hall the week prior to September 28th, 2021.
The next municipal election in the town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s is Tuesday, September 28, 2021. Casting a ballot for a Mayor and a ballot for six Councillors allows residents to participate in electing officials who will make decisions on their behalf.
- The Returning Officer is Claudine Murray, the Town Clerk, and is responsible for coordinating all aspects of the Municipal Election and is the key contact: [email protected] or [email protected]
- The Alternate Returning Officer is Tracy Simmons, Accounting Clerk, who will perform the duties of a Returning Officer in the event the Returning Officer cannot perform those duties. Contact: [email protected]
Please note for PCSP elections, both in person and mail in ballot options are available to all residents. PCSP Vote by Mail Regulations (2021) have been approved by the Minister of Municipal and Provincial Affairs.
The vote for Mayor is held on a separate ballot from the Councillors ballot. The successful Councillor with the most votes will be automatically nominated for the position of Deputy Mayor. At their first Council meeting, Council will vote for the Deputy Mayor position, if a second nominee is put forth.
Helpful Links and Further Information:
For details on municipal elections in Newfoundland and Labrador, please visit the following pages and legislation:
- FORMS – https://www.gov.nl.ca/eccm/forms/
- FAQ’s – https://www.gov.nl.ca/eccm/files/training-pdf-faq-municipal-elections.pdf
- Guide for Elected Officials – https://www.gov.nl.ca/ecc/files/training-pdf-guide-for-election-officials.pdf
- Municipalities NL (MNL) – https://makeyourmarknl.ca/resources/
- Council Handbook 2017
- Municipal Elections – http://www.assembly.nl.ca/Legislation/sr/statutes/m20-2.htm
- Provincial Elections- https://www.elections.gov.nl.ca/
- Federal Elections – http://www.elections.ca/home.aspx
Further details will be posted as they become available.