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2018 Municipal Elections

Our site will continue to develop as new information becomes available as we approach the next regular municipal election to be held on Monday,October 22, 2018. Key dates relating to the elections are located on the right hand side of this page.

Every four years, in accordance with the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, as amended, the Town Clerk conducts elections for the offices of:

  • One (1) Lord Mayor
  • Eight (8) Town Councillors
  • One (1) Regional Chair
  • One (1) Regional Councillor
  • Four (4) English Public School Board Trustees
  • Two (2) English Separate School Board Trustees
  • One (1) French Public School Board Trustee
  • One (1) French Separate School Board Trustee

Until you file a nomination paper, you cannot raise or spend any money on your campaign.

There have been several changes to the Municipal Elections Act. Key changes include:

  • Nomination period begins Tuesday May 1, 2018. Nominations forms will be available April, 2018.
  • At least 25 declaration of endorsements from eligible electors must accompany the nomination papers.
  • Third Party Advertisers must register between May 1st, 2018 and October 19, 2018. More information regarding this topic will be available in early spring 2018

Updates will be posted on the News Feed below as more information becomes available.

Our site will continue to develop as new information becomes available as we approach the next regular municipal election to be held on Monday,October 22, 2018. Key dates relating to the elections are located on the right hand side of this page.

Every four years, in accordance with the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, as amended, the Town Clerk conducts elections for the offices of:

  • One (1) Lord Mayor
  • Eight (8) Town Councillors
  • One (1) Regional Chair
  • One (1) Regional Councillor
  • Four (4) English Public School Board Trustees
  • Two (2) English Separate School Board Trustees
  • One (1) French Public School Board Trustee
  • One (1) French Separate School Board Trustee

Until you file a nomination paper, you cannot raise or spend any money on your campaign.

There have been several changes to the Municipal Elections Act. Key changes include:

  • Nomination period begins Tuesday May 1, 2018. Nominations forms will be available April, 2018.
  • At least 25 declaration of endorsements from eligible electors must accompany the nomination papers.
  • Third Party Advertisers must register between May 1st, 2018 and October 19, 2018. More information regarding this topic will be available in early spring 2018

Updates will be posted on the News Feed below as more information becomes available.

  • Reminder: Nomination Period Commences May 1st

    about 2 months ago

    May 1, 2018 is the first day to file nomination papers for the 2018 Municipal Election. Visit our website for more information regarding the nomination process: https://bit.ly/2HFzeff.

    May 1, 2018 is the first day to file nomination papers for the 2018 Municipal Election. Visit our website for more information regarding the nomination process: https://bit.ly/2HFzeff.

  • AMO Online Course: So you want to Run for Council?

    2 months ago

    The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) has announced a 2018 update to the So you want to Run for Council? online course. The course details are available here: https://municipaleducation.skillbuilder.co/catalog/10/1. The course content is valuable for anyone running for council, covering subject matter such as:

    • Reasons that you should and should not run for council;
    • What you should know before you run for office;
    • Dealing with the media;
    • Techniques for working with others;
    • The roles of Council member and staff;
    • What the true power and influence of the Municipal Government is;
    • Transparency and...

    The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) has announced a 2018 update to the So you want to Run for Council? online course. The course details are available here: https://municipaleducation.skillbuilder.co/catalog/10/1. The course content is valuable for anyone running for council, covering subject matter such as:

    • Reasons that you should and should not run for council;
    • What you should know before you run for office;
    • Dealing with the media;
    • Techniques for working with others;
    • The roles of Council member and staff;
    • What the true power and influence of the Municipal Government is;
    • Transparency and accountability in Government;
    • And much more...
  • Candidate information session for municipal and school board election

    2 months ago

    The Ministry of Municipal Affairs is hosting a candidate information session in partnership with Niagara's municipalities for anyone interested in running as a candidate, or becoming a third-party advertiser in the 2018 Municipal and School Board Election.

    Information session details:

    Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018
    Time: 7 p.m.
    Location: Gale Centre, 5152 Thorold Stone Rd., Niagara Falls

    No RSVP is required and the event is free to attend.

    There will also be an "election information fair" before the session starting at 6 p.m. where attendees can ask questions of staff from Niagara Region, local municipalities and school boards.

    To view...

    The Ministry of Municipal Affairs is hosting a candidate information session in partnership with Niagara's municipalities for anyone interested in running as a candidate, or becoming a third-party advertiser in the 2018 Municipal and School Board Election.

    Information session details:

    Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018
    Time: 7 p.m.
    Location: Gale Centre, 5152 Thorold Stone Rd., Niagara Falls

    No RSVP is required and the event is free to attend.

    There will also be an "election information fair" before the session starting at 6 p.m. where attendees can ask questions of staff from Niagara Region, local municipalities and school boards.

    To view the slides from this session, click the title above.

  • 2018 Election of the Regional Chair

    5 months ago

    *NEW* For the first time, the Niagara Regional Chair will be elected by general vote. More information is available on the Niagara Region website.

    *NEW* For the first time, the Niagara Regional Chair will be elected by general vote. More information is available on the Niagara Region website.