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Municipal elections to be settled tonight

Monday, Oct. 24 marks your last chance to vote in the municipal election. 

In Bancroft, the race for mayor is between Paul Jenkins, Scott Munro and Michael Anderson.

Also, in Bancroft, six council candidates are vying for the three seats available to represent Ward 1. There are also six candidates for the three seats available in Ward 2. 

Bancroft has a phone and online voting system, but people can also go to the town municipal building to cast their vote electronically, up until  8:20 p.m. Results should be in shortly after. 

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There’s no public event planned tonight in Bancroft to mark the election. 

In Hastings Highlands, three are running for mayor: Tony Fitzgerald, Dorothy Gerrow and Frank Hickey. And eight council candidates are running for five seats available.

Hastings Highlands also has a phone and online voting system that will remain active until 8 p.m. 

The public can attend Emond Hall at the municipal building in Maynooth to watch the results come in and mingle with candidates. The doors open at 8:15 p.m. 

Tune into Moose FM tonight, as we’ll be airing election night updates starting at 8 p.m. You can also log on to and follow the Moose FM Facebook page to see the latest. 

Some candidates already acclaimed 

In Faraday Township, the small municipality just west of Bancroft, there’s no race for mayor. The incumbent Dennis Purcell is already in for another four years, because no one is running against him. It’s the same for Deputy Mayor Marg Nicholson. 

In Hastings Highlands, Tammy Davis, who’s currently a councillor, will automatically move into the deputy mayor role, as she has no competition.

Ron Spek has been acclaimed to represent North Hastings for the public school board, Peter McEnery will represent for the Catholic school board. Rachel Laforest is the French school board trustee for the region and Michel Charron is the French Catholic school board trustee.

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