2018 Municipal Elections

Ontario’s municipal and school board elections take place on Monday, October 22, 2018.

Your municipal government is responsible for providing a variety of services including: roads, child care, local policing, water and sewers, ambulance service, as well as parks and recreation. Additional details are online.

Nomination papers for prospective candidates for the municipal election are accepted from Tuesday, May 1, 2018 up until 2 p.m. on Friday, July 27, 2018.

Additional information about the election including key dates can be found on the City of Kawartha Lakes Website.

You can also sign up for elections news by visiting: www.kawarthalakes.ca/subscribe

Important Note for the Elections

Ward Boundaries are changing. Currently there are 16 wards represented by 16 Councillors plus the Mayor. As per Council decision a change will be made to 8 wards represented by 8 Councillors plus the Mayor, as of December 2, 2018.

New ward boundaries have been drawn to accommodate the change.

Who can vote in the elections?

Anyone can vote in a municipal election who, on the day of the election, is:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • a Canadian citizen; and
  • either a resident of the municipality or a property owner or tenant or the spouse or same sex partner of an owner or tenant in the municipality during a specified time just before the election.

Your name must be on the voters’ list in order for you to cast a ballot.

The website voterlookup.ca can help you confirm or update your information, add a name to an address or change school support.

 

 

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