Have questions about the elections?
Here's a list of Frequently Asked Questions.
Melanie Ducharme, Clerk at 705-753-2250 ext. 6926
Janice Dupuis, Deputy Clerk at 705-753-2250 ext. 6907
Application to Amend Voter's List
(To make changes to your name, address, or school support)
Your name must be on the voters’ list in order for you to cast a ballot.
To add your name to the voters' list (if need be), update your personal information, or change your school board support, please visit Town Hall at 101-225 Holditch Street Sturgeon Falls, Ontario.
You have until October 22, 2018 to add your name or make modifications. Be sure to bring acceptable documents for voter identification.
|May 1, 2018||Nominations Open|
|July 27, 2018||Nomination Day (last day to be nominated or for withdrawl, closes at 2:00pm)|
|August 21, 2018||Preliminary List of Electors Release from MPAC|
|September 26, 2018||Ballot Mail Out|
|October 11, 2018||Last Day to return ballots by mail with assured delivery|
October 22, 2018
|Voting Day and last day for address/school board changes for ballot mail out. (changes can still be made at Town Hall until 8:00pm on October 22 and a ballot will be provided)|
|December 1, 2018||Council Term Begins|
|December 31, 2018||Campaign Period Ends|
|March 29, 2019||Financial Statement Filing Deadline|
2018 Election Candidates
The Municipality of West Nipissing is currently seeking interested applicants for appointment as the Municipality ’s representative to the 2018 General Municipal Election Joint Compliance Audit Committee.
See details and requirements here 2018 Municipal Elections Joint Compliance Audit Committee
Please complete the Volunteer Profile Application Form. Submit the form with your résumé or brief biography either by mail, fax, or e-mail to the attention of the undersigned on or before 4:30 PM on September 7, 2018.
Municipal Clerk / Greffière municipale
101-225 rue Holditch Street, Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 1T1
Fax/Télec: (705) 753-3950
(Mayor / Councillor / School Board Trustee)
To run for a position on council you must be eligible to vote in that municipality. On the day you file your nomination, you must be a Canadian citizen aged 18 or older, and qualify as a resident or non-resident elector.
You can run in any ward – you do not have to live in a particular ward in order to be its councillor.
To run for a trustee position on a school board you must be a resident within the jurisdiction of the board and you must be eligible to vote in a school board election. On the day you file your nomination, you must be a Canadian citizen aged 18 or older and you must meet any other qualifications to vote for the school board.
Third Party Advertiser Information
Third party advertising refers to advertisements or other materials that support, promote or oppose a candidate. Third party in this context is a person or entity who is not a candidate.
Third party advertising is separate from any candidate’s campaign, and must be done independently from a candidate. Any advertisements or materials that are made and distributed by a candidate, or under a candidate’s direction, are part of the candidate’s campaign.
For more information on these changes, refer to the Third Party Advertiser's Guide
Municipal Elections Act and Relevant Bylaws
Municipal elections in all Ontario municipalities are governed by the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 (the “MEA”). On June 9, 2016, the Municipal Elections Modernization Act, 2016, or Bill 181, received Royal Assent, making a number of changes to the MEA.
For more information on these changes, visit the Municipal Elections Act Review