Do you want to learn more about Municipal Elections? Interested in becoming a Candidate in 2018? You came to the right place!
The next Municipal Election to Elect a Mayor, Councillors and School Board Trustees will be held on Monday, October 22nd, 2018.
Nomination papers will be available at the Municipal Office, located at 21 Church Street in Dunchurch as of Tuesday, May 1st, 2018.
The Election method for the 2018 Municipal Election in the Municipality of Whitestone will be mail, internet, and telephone voting. Please see By-Law No. 18-2017.
The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) is offering “So You Want to Run for Council”. This Course will provide an overview of what you need to know before you decide to run for Municipal Office and what you should know to begin your Candidacy. For more information regarding Ontario Municipal Elections, click here.
A Candidate’s Information Package is available for all Candidates. This package will continue to be updated as further information is provided by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing (MMAH).
Municipal Elections in all Ontario Municipalities, including the Municipality of Whitestone, are Governed by the Municipal Elections Act, 1996. On June 9, 2016, the Municipal Elections Modernization Act, 2016, or Bill 181, received Royal Assent, making a number of changes to the Municipal Elections Act, 1996. A review of these changes can be found by clicking here.
- Candidates’ Guide for Ontario Municipal and School Board Elections
- Voters' Guide for Ontario Municipal and School Board Elections
- Municipal Act, 2001
- Education Act, R.S.O. 1990
Are you on the list to Vote in the upcoming Municipal Election?
If you are an Ontario Resident over the age of 18, you can visit voterlookup.ca to confirm or update your information in a few easy steps. You can also change your School support for Electoral purposes, and add names to your property address.
Updating this information will help to ensure that Municipal Voters’ Lists are accurate and up-to-date in preparation for Municipal and School Board Elections occurring this October. Find out ahead of time if you are eligible to Vote. Visit voterlookup.ca or call 1-866-296-6722. Have your say... Log on today!