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John Mastroianni Wins Ward 3 Byelection

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WELLAND – On August 9, 2021, after all polling stations closed at 8 p.m., the City of Welland tallied the Ward 3 by-election returns, resulting in an unofficial victory for John Mastroianni. He received a total of 712 of the 2018 votes cast, for 35 per cent of the vote.

Overall, 24.95 per cent of eligible Ward 3 voters cast a ballot. The results were as follows:

  • Cathy CONNOR – 341
  • Nancy DMYTROW BILBOE – 271
  • Phill GLADMAN – 91
  • John MASTROIANNI – 712
  • Steve SOOS – 386
  • Douglas R. THOMAS – 205

These statements of results will be returned to the Clerk and compiled. The Clerk will review all statements and supporting documents to ensure the authenticity of the reported results and certifiy the results. 

Per Section 55(4) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, election results are unofficial until such time that the Clerk – as soon as possible after voting day – declares the candidate or candidates, as the case may be, who received the highest number of votes to be elected. 

Mastroianni will swear the oath of office before the regularly scheduled Council meeting on September 7, 2021.

This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, voting was completed through vote-by-mail only. This process included voter kits mailed to elector’s homes and returned through Canada Post or dropped off at one of the City’s several ballot return locations. 

(Source: City of Welland news release)

Ward 3 Byelection Results

2021 Ward 3 By-Election

Councillor Ward 3

  • Cathy CONNOR – 341
  • Nancy DMYTROW BILBOE – 271
  • Phill GLADMAN – 91
  • John MASTROIANNI – 712
  • Steve SOOS – 386
  • Douglas R. THOMAS – 205

Registered Voters: 8085 Cards Cast: 2018 Voter Turnout: 24.95% 

*Please note: In accordance with section 55(4) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, election results are UNOFFICIAL until such time that the Clerk (as soon as possible after voting day) declares the candidate or candidates, as the case may be, who received the highest number of votes to be elected.

Source: As posted on: https://www.welland.ca/Elections/ElectionResults.asp

Where To Find Ward 3 Byelection Results On Voting Day

WELLAND – Voting Day is Monday, August 9, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. During this time, the Clerk’s staff will process ballots that have been received.

Following the 8 p.m. closing of the polls, the election results will be posted on the City of Welland website at www.welland.ca//Elections/ElectorResults.asp.

Additional Resources for voting, including a video on how to complete the Vote-By-Mail kit and Ballot Return Location operating hours, is available on our website at https://www.welland.ca//Elections/ElectorsResources.asp

Electors may contact the Clerk’s Office for further information by emailing election@welland.ca or calling 905-735-1700, ext. 2153.

(Source: City of Welland news release)

Receive An Extra Voter Card? Here’s Why And What To Do

WELLAND –  The City of Welland is aware of some residents receiving voter cards and kits addressed to individuals who no longer live at the mailing address they were delivered. 

Anyone receiving an extra ballot for someone who does not reside in their household for the upcoming Ward 3 byelection can return the envelope to City Hall via mail or at the drop boxes located at:

  • Drop-Box Civic Square, 60 East Main Street
  • Ballot Drop- Box at Welland Community Wellness Complex, 145 Lincoln St
  • Ballot Drop- Box at Welland Library Main Branch 50 The Boardwalk
  • Ballot Drop- Box at Welland Library Seaway Mall Branch 800 Niagara St.

As per the Municipal Elections Act, it is illegal to vote without being entitled to do so or vote more times than the Act allows. Electors should only complete the vote by mail kit addressed to them; it is a federal crime to open or destroy mail not intended for you.

The additional voter cards result from a discrepancy in the voter list, which the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation compiles (MPAC) and provides to the City of Welland. However, the records kept by MPAC are not always current, and municipalities cannot check and confirm all elector information.

Residents are encouraged to confirm they are on the voter list before the voter lists/cards/kits get mailed. Establishing you are on the voter’s list helps the City ensure that information for its electors is correct.

Voting day for the Ward 3 byelection is on August 9, 2021. More information about the by-election can be found at page https://www.welland.ca/Elections/index.asp

Residents with questions about the extra voter cards can contact the City Clerk’s staff at 905-735-1700 or by emailing election@welland.ca

(Source: City of Welland news release)

Ward 3 Byelection Nominations Have Closed And Resources For Electors Are Now Available

WELLANDOn Friday, June 25, 2021, at 2:00 p.m., nominations closed for the 2021 Ward 3 byelection. To view the certified list of candidates, visit https://www.welland.ca/Elections/CertifiedCandidatesList.pdf.

RESOURCES FOR ELECTORS

Beginning the week of July 19, Ward 3 residents will start to receive their Vote-By-Mail kits to cast their vote for the 2021 Ward 3 byelection. Resources for voting, including a video on how to complete the Vote-By-Mail kit, is available on our website at https://www.welland.ca//Elections/ElectorsResources.asp.

Resources included in Vote-By-Mail kit:

·        Information regarding the Voters list.

·        Important Dates for Electors

·        Ballot Return Locations

·        Frequently Asked Questions

All information regarding the 2021 Ward 3 Byelection is available at https://www.welland.ca/Elections/index.asp.

For additional information, electors may contact the Clerk’s Office for further information by emailing election@welland.ca or calling 905-735-1700, ext. 2153.

(Source: City of Welland media release)

Byelection To Be Held To Fill Ward 3 Vacancy

WELLAND On March 2, 2021, Welland City Council declared a Ward 3 seat vacant due to the resignation of Lucas Spinosa.

At a Special Council meeting held on April 29, 2021, Welland City Council approved a by-law to hold a by-election to fill the Ward 3 vacancy.

Important Dates:

•  Nomination Day will be Friday, June 25, 2021 (the last day for filing nominations).

o  Nomination forms may be filed by candidates by appointment when the Clerk’s office is open (Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) and on Nomination Day between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

• Voting Day will be Monday, August 9, 2021.

Interested candidates can schedule appointments to pick up nomination packages with the City Clerk’s office by emailing clerk@welland.ca or calling 905-735-1700, ext. 1000.

Additional information will be provided to Welland residents in the next few weeks.

(Source: City of Welland news release)

Ward 3 Vacancy Nominees And Appointment Process

WELLAND – On April 20, 2021, Welland City Council will consider the appointment to fill the Ward 3 Vacancy by following the process council approved on April 13, 2021. Five (5) eligible Welland residents were nominated by members of council to fill the Ward 3 Vacancy:

 • BELLINGHAM, Leslie

 • DZUGAN, Mark

 • LEE, Jamie 

• MASTROIANNI, John

 • THOMAS, Doug 

Prior to the open portion of the April 20, 2021 Council meeting, members of council will be provided an opportunity to discuss confidential personal matters regarding the nominated candidates during an in-camera (closed to the public) meeting. Following the in-camera (closed to the public) meeting, Welland City Council will consider the appointment in open session. The process is as follows:

 1. The names of the five (5) nominated candidates will be announced in alphabetical order by last name by the City Clerk.

 2. Each of the five (5) candidate’s names will be stated individually and a public vote will be taken and the number of votes will be recorded and verbally announced by the City Clerk.

 a) Members of council will indicate by public vote during each round which name they are recommending for the appointment motion.

 3. Following the completion of step 2, if there is a candidate that receives majority vote based on the members of council in attendance at the meeting, the discussion is concluded and that individual will be added to the appointment motion.

 4. If one candidate does not receive majority vote based on the members of council in attendance at the meeting, the candidate or candidates with the fewest number of votes shall be excluded from consideration.

 5. The vote will be taken again by the City Clerk, and if necessary more than once, excluding in each successive vote the candidate or candidates who receive the fewest number of votes. This shall be repeated until a candidate receives the majority vote based on the members of council in attendance at the meeting. 

6. With the potential of a tie between candidates, council may choose to proceed in one of the following ways:

 a) Discuss the matter at a Special Council meeting, which would be scheduled for Tuesday, April 27, 2021.

 b) Council can call a by-election to fill the Ward 3 Vacancy.

(Source: City of Welland media release)

16 Interested In City’s Ward 3 Vacancy

WELLAND – On March 23, 2021, Welland City Council requested a list of the individuals who have put their name forward for consideration in filling the Ward 3 vacancy be made public after the City Clerk confirms their eligibility. Three (3) individuals withdrew their names, leaving the following list of sixteen (16) eligible individuals who submitted their names for consideration:

 • BELLINGHAM, Leslie

 • CSIKASZ, Dave

 • D’ADDARIO, Venanzio

 • DZUGAN, Mark 

• GLADMAN, Phill

 • KATSMAR, Debi 

• LEE, Jamie 

• LEMELIN, Larry

 • MASTROIANNI, John

 • MELNA, Chuck

 • NAVA, Ryan

 • SMITH, Matt

 • SOOS, Steven

 • TAKEO, James

 • ULCH, Brad

 • YOCHIM, Steve

 Each member of council had the opportunity to nominate one (1) resident of Welland to fill the Ward 3 vacancy, either from, or outside, the list. The deadline for members of council to nominate an individual was Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

 The information regarding the individuals nominated will be included in a staff report for the April 20, 2021 council meeting. 

(Source: City of Welland new release)