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.
UNOFFICIAL LIST OF CANDIDATES (this list is updated as forms are received)
Candidate Forms and Guides
Endorsement of Nomination Form (Mayor and Council Candidates only)
Third Party Advertising Form
2018 Candidates' guide for Ontario municipal Council and School Board Elections
2018 Voters' guide for Ontario municipal Council and School Board Elections
2018 Guide for third party advertisers
To run as a Member of Council for the 2018 Municipal Election, you must file a nomination paper. Nominations will be accepted beginning Tuesday, May 1, 2018 and end at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 27, 2018. Please note the following:
• Until you file a nomination paper, you cannot raise or spend money on your campaign
• Mayor and Councillor candidates must provide at least 25 declaration of endorsements from qualified electors along with their nomination papers
Nomination forms must be filed in-person as original signatures are required. The acceptance of complete nomination documentation will be taken once an appointment has been made with the Returning Officer Bill White or Deputy Returning Officer Annilene McRobb. To file a nomination, you must provided the following:
A completed Nomination Form
At least 25 declaration of endorsements (Mayor and Council candidates only)
Current acceptable identification
Nomination filing fee
Any documents that are not complete will not be accepted.
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 are now available
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
More information will be added as details become available.
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.
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! Your Municipality is Minto.