REGISTERED CANDIDATES as at May 15, 2018
Mayor – Richard Harvey
Councillor – none at this time
When are local elections held?
The next municipal election will be held Monday, October 22, 2018.
The last municipal election was held on October 27, 2014. Those thinking they have a future career in municipal politics can file nomination papers from Tuesday, May 1, 2018 up until 2 p.m. on Friday, July 27, 2018.
Who can vote in the elections?
Anyone can vote in a municipal election who, on the day of the election, is:
- 18 years of age or older
- a Canadian citizen; and
- either a resident of the municipality or a property owner or tenant or the spouse or same sex partner of an owner or tenant in the municipality during a specified time just before the election.
Your name must be on the voters’ list in order for you to cast a ballot.
The voters’ list is prepared in several steps:
- A preliminary list is created by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) based on data it keeps on home ownership and tenancy. If you have moved since the last municipal election, you should contact MPAC to make sure it has your current information: 1-866-296-MPAC (6722).
- The preliminary list is sent to the municipal clerk after the by-election has been called. The clerk can correct any errors on the list, and the corrected list then becomes the voters’ list.
- If you are not on the voters’ list, or if your information is incorrect (for example, you are listed at an old address), you may apply to have your name added or your information corrected. This may be done until the close of voting on voting day in the by-election. You may have your name added to the voters’ list at the voting place. You may be asked to show identification to establish that you are eligible to vote. For more information about getting on the voters’ list, you should contact your municipal clerk.
Note: Beginning in March, 2018, to ensure they you are on the voters’ list, check the website voterlookup.ca
Who can be a candidate?
- Candidate must be a resident of the municipality or a non-resident owner or tenant of land in the municipality or the spouse of such non-resident owner or tenant;
- a Canadian citizen and at least 18 years old;
- not legally prohibited from voting; and not disqualified by any legislation from holding municipal office.
- Your nomination form must be submitted with a fee of $100 ($200 for mayor).
When you think about candidates for federal or provincial elections, you usually think about the political party that each candidate represents. In municipal elections in Ontario, candidates are not elected to represent a political party.