2018 Municipal Elections

When are the Municipal Elections?

The next municipal election will be Monday, October 22, 2018.

For What Offices? 

Mayor (one to be elected)

City Councillors (six to be elected)

Trustee - English Language Public - Algoma District School Board (one to be elected)

Trustee - French Language Public - Conseil scolaire de district du Grand Nord de l'Ontario (one to be elected)

Trustee- English Language Catholic - Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board (two to be elected)

Trustee - French Language Catholic - Conseil scolaire de district catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (one to be elected)

Unofficial Municipal Candidates

Name     Position             Date Filed

Dan Marchisella 

Tammy VanRoon

Greg Lawrence

 Mayor

 Councillor

 Councillor

 June 8, 2018

 June 14, 2018

 June 22, 2018

 

Unofficial School Board Candidates:

Name                                  Position                                                               Date Filed                       
 Reginald Simon              Trustee - English Separate   May 1, 2018
 Paul Gervais   Trustee – French Separate  May 1, 2018
 Kathleen Rosilius    Trustee – English Separate  May 1, 2018
 Suzanne Nolin    Trustee – French Public  May 8, 2018
Lindsay Liske  Trustee - English Separate   June 12, 2018 

Am I on the list? 

 

 

 

The municipal election voters list comes from the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) later in the fall of 2018. In the meantime residents can check if they are on the MPAC list and confirm or change school support data and the like. 

Click Here or on the image above to view the MPAC voter list. 

Eligibility:

Generally, in order to run for an office, one must be an eligible elector for the office.

Criteria for eligibility is contained in the Municipal Elections Act, Municipal Act, and Education Act (for school board elections). For a full description of qualifications, please refer to the applicable pieces of legislation listed above.

Qualifications for offices include: residency within the municipality; or own or lease land within the municipality (or spouse or same sex partner of such person); and on Voting Day be a Canadian citizen at least 18 years of age, and not be prohibited from voting for any other reason.

Elected candidates must continue to be qualified throughout the term of office.

How and When a Candidate Can Register for Office:

Nomination Day is Friday July 27, 2018 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Candidates may withdraw a nomination anytime up to 2:00 pm on July 27th.

Nomination papers may be filed prior to Nomination Day anytime after May 1 2018 during normal office hours of the City Clerk's Office. In previous election years, the nomination period begain on January 1st of an election year.  Recent changes to the Municial Elections Act have shortened the nomination period to May 1st through to 2PM on July 27th. 

Applications for Nomination may be obtained in the City Clerk's Office. The Nomination must be on the prescribed form and be accompanied by the prescribed $100 filing fee ($200 if seeking the office of Mayor) payable by cash, debit, certified cheque or money order. Candidates may only spend or raise funds for their campaign after they have filed their nomination papers.

A candidate may only run for one office, but should more than one nomination form be filed by a candidate, the last nomination filed will be deemed filed, and all previous nominations deemed withdrawn. Filing a second or more nomination also impacts on campaign funds and expenditures. Potential candidates should consult with the Clerk's office before considering this.

Nominations are certified or rejected by the Clerk on the Monday following Nomination Day (Monday, July 30th, 2018).