Election 2018
AMO – So You Want to Run for Council?


Official List of Certified Candidates

2018 Official List of Certified Candidates


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Election 2018

Elections for municipal government are held every four years on the fourth Monday of October.

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.

For more information please click on the following link: https://www.amo.on.ca/AMO-Content/Municipal-101/Municipal-Elections.aspx

The Municipal Elections Modernization Act, 2016 made changes to the Municipal Elections Act. Some of these changes came into effect immediately after Royal Assent and certain changes do not come into effect until April 1, 2018, in time for the next municipal election. For more information please click on the following picture.


Nomination Period

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 – Friday, July 27, 2018

Candidates can file a nomination paper at the Clerk’s Office at any time during normal business hours until Nomination Day (July 27, 2018) at 2:00 p.m.

Nomination Day

Friday, July 27, 2018 (9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)

Last day for candidates to file a nomination paper at the Clerk’s Office.  Nominations close at 2:00 p.m. This is also the deadline for withdrawal.

Nominations Certified

Monday, July 30, 2018

Clerk certifies candidate nomination papers by 4:00 p.m.

Campaign Period

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 – Monday, December 31, 2018

The Campaign Period starts when a candidate files a nomination paper and ends on December 31, 2018.

Voters’ List

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Preliminary Voters’ List is available for candidates and revisions begin.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Interim Voters’ List is available for candidates and revisions continue.

Campaign Finances

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Final Certificate of Maximum Campaign Expenses available for candidates.

Voting Day

Monday, October 22, 2018

Voting closes at 8:00 p.m.



AMO – So You Want to Run for Council?       

The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) has a course to provide an overview of what you need to know before running for municipal office.

This updated for 2018 course will provide an overview of what you should know before you decide to run for municipal office and sign your candidacy. The course contains quotes from Ontario Municipal Councillors; links to relevant sites, materials, and Acts; and participatory elements such as short knowledge quizzes, and a learning journal which can be printed at the end of the course.

Click here to learn more, sign up for the course at https://municipaleducation.skillbuilder.co/catalog/10/1


CANDIDATE INFORMATION WORKSHOP presented by Municipalities of SD&G

This Workshop will:

• Help you decide whether to put your name forward
• Provide a clear understanding of Council’s roles and responsibilities
• Demonstrate the impact that the duties and responsibilities of public office will have on your life

For more information click on the following link: 2018 SDG Candidate Information Session

For more detailed information on the matter of running as a candidate for municipal elections, we recommend that you consult the Ministry of Municipal Affairs 2018 Candidate’s Guide

Nomination papers are available online and at the Clerk’s Office located at 15 Union Street, Berwick, Ontario K0C 1G0