2018 Municipal Election
Information for Potential Candidates
It is anticipated that the full candidate packages will be available online and at the County Administration Building on April 1, 2018.
Bill 181 Municipal Elections Modernization Act, 2016, has ushered in significant changes to Municipal Elections in Ontario. Council Services will be posting updated material leading up to 2018 to advise all potential candidates of the changes.
Of note initially is the shorter campaign period for elections. Filing of Nominations is no longer accepted at the beginning of an election year. As per the changes to the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, S.O. 1996, c. 32, Sched. Nomination papers will not be accepted until May 1, 2018. The filing period also ends Friday July 27, 2018.
Information for Voters
Ward Boundary Changes
As approved by Norfolk County Council in 2015 some electors in Wards 2,4 and 6 will be voting within new boundaries. The changes to ward boundaries were required to ensure fair and balanced electoral representation. To briefly summarize significant population growth in Port Dover required that the geographical area of that ward shrunk, similarly the geographical areas of wards 2 and 4 was required to be expanded to encompass more voters. The intent being that each Council Member represents roughly the same amount of voters.
The revised Wards are mapped below and should serve the municipality for several elections before requiring further review.
Who Can Vote?
In order to be eligible to vote, you must meet the Qualifications of Electors as listed in the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, s.17(2)
A person is entitled to be an elector at an election held in a local municipality if, on voting day, he or she,
(a) resides in the local municipality or is the owner or tenant of land there, or is the spouse of such owner or tenant;
(b) is a Canadian citizen;
(c) is at least 18 years old; and
(d) is not prohibited from voting under subsection (3) or otherwise by law.
Students are allowed to vote in both their home municipality and the municipality where they are attending school.
Municipal Election Employment
Please check back in Spring 2018 for job postings in relation to the 2018 municipal election.
More dates will be added.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
- First day candidates are able to file nomination papers at the County Administration Building, Monday to Friday from 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. (excluding statutory holidays).
- First day for an individual or entity to file a Notice of Registration as a third party advertiser at the County Administration Building, Monday to Friday from 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. (excluding statutory holidays).
Friday, July 27, 2018
- Final day candidates are able to file nomination papers at the County Administration Building between 8:30 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.
- Deadline to withdraw nominations at the County Administration Building before 2:00 P.M.
- Advance voting dates and locations to be determined.
Monday, October 22, 2018
- Election Day. Polls open at 10:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. Locations to be determined.
Deputy Returning Officer
Deputy County Clerk
For any questions, comments or concerns related to the 2018 Municipal Election, please contact Amelia Jaggard, Election Coordinator at 519-426-5870 ext. 1217 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information, please contact the Council Services office located at:
County Administration Building
50 Colborne Street South
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