The 2018 Municipal Election will be held on Monday, October 22, 2018. This election includes the election of Town of Minto Council including the position of Mayor, Deputy Mayor, and five Councillors, as well as school board trustees and Wellington County Councillor.
The Municipal Elections Act (MEA) is the legislation which governs the operation and administration of the municipal elections. The MEA has been updated with a number of changes, including key dates.
In the 2018 Municipal Election, Town of Minto voters will cast their ballot using Vote by Mail. This method provides flexibility, which allows for a longer voting period than traditional voting. It is also more convenient, more accessible, and better enables electors to exercise their right to vote.
Looking to run for Council?
There are two free training sessions in April
Fred Dean's "So you want to run for Council?' April 19, 2018
HOW TO RUN FOR COUNCIL
1. Make an appointment with the C.A.O Clerk or Deputy Clerk to receive a candidate package.**
2. Collect the required 25 signatures of endorsement
3. File your papers at the municipal office during regular office hours beginning May 1st until Friday July 27, 2018 at 2 pm
4. Pay the nomination fee of $100.00 (Councillor/Deputy Mayor) or $200.00 (Mayor)
5. Start your campaign!
** Packages will be ready for pick-up in early April
We all play a role in ensuring a fair electoral system. It is the responsibility of every elector to make sure their information is up-to-date for electoral purposes.
Visit voterlookup.ca where you can ensure that your information is correctly reflected on the Voters’ List for the upcoming municipal and school board elections. Have your say. Log on today!
Nomination Period: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - July 27, 2018
This is the period where prospective candidates can file nomination papers to run for office. Until a candidate files nomination papers, no campaigning can take place. Each candidate is required to submit 25 supporting signatures from eligible voters with their nomination paper.
Forms for the 2018 election will be available at the beginning of April.
Voters’ List: Launch March, 2018
MPAC will be providing an online tool called Voter Lookup that allows voters to confirm that they are on the voters’ list and that their information is accurate. It will also allow voters to correct or add their names to the list. For more information, please visit VoterLookup.ca.
Election Day: Monday, October 22, 2018
Voters will be able to cast a ballot via Vote by Mail during the election period until October 22 at 8:00 p.m., EST. Unofficial Results will be posted on our website and social media accounts, as soon as they are available.
More information will be added as details become available.