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Municipal Elections

The 2018 Municipal Election will take place on Monday, October 22, 2018 using a paper ballot system and optical scan vote tabulator machines for counting.

New Composition of Council

During this election, voters will elect both the Mayor and Deputy Mayor at large. Ward boundaries remain unchanged, as do the number of Councillors to be elected in each ward:

  • Ward 1: Two (2) Councillors
  • Ward 2: One (1) Councillor
  • Ward 3: Two (2) Councillors
  • Ward 4: One (1) Councillor

Voting Dates

Advance Poll #1 
Saturday, October 6 
9:00am to 5:00pm
Shaheen Community Room, Essex Centre Sports Complex (60 Fairview Avenue West, Essex)

Advance Poll #2 
Saturday, October 13 
9:00am to 5:00pm
Harrow and Colchester South Community Centre (243 McAffee Street, Harrow)

Election Day
Monday, October 22
10:00am to 8:00pm

Ward 1
Shaheen Community Room
Essex Centre Sports Complex
60 Fairview Avenue West, Essex

Ward 2
McGregor Community Centre
9571 Walker Road, McGregor

Ward 3
Harrow and Colchester South Agricultural Building
(Harrow Fair Building or the “Ag” Building)
134 McAffee Street, Harrow

Ward 4
Harrow and Colchester South Community Centre
243 McAffee Street, Harrow

Clerk's Role

The Clerk's Department conducts the municipal election, including compiling and finalizing the voters' list, providing public notification of the election process, establishing voting procedures, and tabulating and publishing election results.

Please note that recent changes to the Municipal Elections Act affect the nomination process, create a shortened nomination period, and include provisions for third party advertisers. To find out more about running for elected office or voting for candidates, please consult the following pages:

Municipal Election Compliance Audit Committee

The Municipal Elections Act requires Council to establish an Election Compliance Audit Committee. The committee performs duties related to the compliance audit application process. Find out more on the Election Compliance Audit Committee page.