Election 2018

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The municipal election is on October 18!

Information for prospective candidates

The information provided here is intended to inform prospective candidates about the qualifications required, disqualification criteria, nomination process, election procedures, and some of the basic duties, obligations, and responsibilities of an elected council member.

Prospective candidates are asked to come to City Hall to pick up nomination papers and register with the Returning Officer.  This will allow election officials to ensure that all prospective candidates receive the same information and can be kept informed of new information as it becomes available.  Nomination forms are NOT available on the website.  Registering does not obligate anyone to file a nomination.

Key election dates 

Special Ballot Applications Available 
Monday, August 6

Proxy Applications Available 
Monday, August 6

Proxy Certificates Available                                
Monday, August 6

First day to submit nominations 
Tuesday, September 4 (by appointment only) 

Preliminary List of Electors Posted                             
Monday, September 10

Board of Revision Sits                                  
Wednesday, September 26

Nomination Day                                    
Thursday, September 27 (12:00 Noon deadline)

Notice of Poll Posted                                         
Monday, October 1 (After 12:00 Noon)

Special Ballots Available                                       
Wednesday, October 3 (After 12:00 Noon)

Revised List of Electors Posted                         
Friday, October 5

Advance Poll (City Hall & Canada Games Centre)                                   
Thursday, October 11

Advance Poll (Canada Games Centre only)                                   
Saturday, October 13

Election Day 
Thursday, October 18

Recount (if necessary) 
Friday, October 19

Eligible electors who will be out of town during the election period may vote by special ballot or by appointing a proxy to vote on their behalf. Applications for both proxy voting and special ballots are now available at City Hall.