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Municipal Elections

The 2018 Municipal Election took 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 elected 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

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.

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.

Pursuant to the provisions of section 88.33 of the Act, an elector who is entitled to vote in an election and believes on reasonable grounds that a candidate has contravened a provision of the Act relating to election campaign finances may apply for a compliance audit of the candidates election campaign finances. The application must be in the form and manner specified by the Act and the application deadline is within 90 days after the latest of the following dates:

  • The Candidate financial statement filing date (March 29, 2019)
  • The date the candidate files the financial statement if the statement was filed within 30 days after the application filing date pursuant to section 88.30 of the Act ( up to April 29, 2019);
  • The candidates supplemental filing date if any (under section 88.30 of the Act);
  • The date on which the candidates extension period to file (under section 88.23(6) of the Act) the financial statement has expired