Anniin, Bienvenue, Welcome

Welcome to my election campaign website. My name is Peter Raymond, (currently Councillor for Harvey Ward). I am seeking your support and vote to elect me to be your representative on council as MAYOR in the up-coming October 22nd Municipal Elections.

In 2014 I was acclaimed and very much appreciate the opportunity to serve on your behalf. I trust that I met your expectations. It would be an honour to serve another term on council with your support.

In reviewing my options I had a choice to stay as a councillor, to Step Down or Step Up to take on a more active and responsible role. I have really enjoyed my role as councillor since Day one, and did not aspire to be Mayor, however circumstances have allowed me to reconsider that position.

I have received unbelievable support from many of you across the Municipality to Step Up and I very much appreciated your confidence in me. I have taken time to think this through and I am confirming my intention to Step Up for the position of Mayor and I will continue to do my best on your behalf for our Municipality.

My family and I have been living in this area for over 27 years now. We bought property in Oak Shores area in 1981 as cottagers, then became permanent residents in 1990. I am committed to our community long term and feel that I can make a valuable contribution to the Township. I am asking for your support to elect me to the position of MAYOR. I will be a strong advocate on your behalf and work hard to ensure that ALL areas of this Municipality get a fair and equitable deal.

Our Township has many challenges but there are also many opportunities that we need to explore and pursue for a better tomorrow. I have both the passion, drive and determination and will work diligently on your behalf with your support.

Thank you for your consideration on Election Day and your trust and confidence to vote for me.


Campaign Trail 2018

I will be available to chat & meet with voters at the following locations during August:

8th,  between 5pm-7pm at Lock Stop Café, 1919 Lakehurst road, Buckhorn
11th, between 2-4pm at Kinmount Heritage Model Railroad & Museum / Austin Sawmill Heritage Park at the Gazebo
26th , between 10am-noon at Kawartha Country Wines2452 County Road 36, Buckhorn

The ongoing schedule of places & events around our community that I will be either volunteering or attending and available to meet and chat:


Saturday, July 21 at 10am-noon at the North Pigeon Lake Association  AGM/meeting Bobcaygeon

Sunday September 9 at 10 am-noon at the Galway Hall hosted by the Crystal Lake Community Association and Galway Area Ratepayers Association

Thursday September 13 at 7pm-9pm at the Buckhorn Community Centre hosted by the Buckhorn Ratepayers Association

Saturday September 15 at 10am-noon at the Cavendish Community Centre hosted by Cavendish Community Ratepayers Association Inc.

Eligibility to Vote

In simple layman terms all residents, seasonal cottagers, camper and trailer tenants are eligible to vote in the municipal election, below are the details.

You are eligible to vote in the election for municipal council if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • you are a Canadian citizen

  • you are aged 18 or older

  • you qualify to vote in the municipality

There are 3 ways that you can qualify to vote in a municipality:

  1. As a resident elector if you live in the municipality. You may own, rent, live in shared accommodation where you do not pay rent or live in the municipality but do not have a fixed address. Being a resident elector is the most common type of eligibility.

  2. As a non-resident elector if you own or rent property in a municipality, but it’s not the one where you live. You can only be a resident elector in 1 municipality. However, you can be a non-resident elector in any other municipality (or municipalities) where you own or rent property.

  3. As the spouse of a non-resident elector if your spouse owns or rents property in the municipality or municipalities other than the one where you live. Neither you nor your spouse qualify as a non-resident elector if you do not personally own or rent the property in the municipality. For example, if the property is owned by your business or your cottage is owned by a trust, you would not qualify as a non-resident elector.

Reference Sources:
Ministry of Municipal Affairs –webpage
Ministry of Municipal Affairs – Voters Guide

Number of People that can Vote !

The Approximate number of electors across the Municipality of Trent Lakes for the 2018 Election.

HARVEY – Ward 01                                –    7,199

GALWAY-CAVENDISH – Ward 02        –   4,127

Total # electors                                       = 11,326

Municipal Election 2018

All the information is readily available on the Township website along with contacts should you have any queries.

Please make sure that you are on the Voters List before Election time..

Municipality of Trent Lakes website with Election information

The 2018 Election will be voting electronically exclusively, either by touch tone telephone or Internet. There are NO paper ballots. There will be a Help Centre setup at the Municipal Office with telephone and internet access for voters that do-not have access to such connections. The election period opens October 9th 10am and closes October 22nd at 8pm. Also Internet voting can be conducted at the Buckhorn & Cavendish Library for your convenience.