2018 Municipal Election
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.
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.
Norfolk County Clerk/Manager of Council Services
Deputy Returning Officer
For further information, please contact the Clerk and Council Services office located at:
County Administration Building
50 Colborne Street South
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