2018 Municipal Election

The 2018 Municipal Election will be held on Monday, October 22, 2018. This election includes the election of Collingwood Council including the position of Mayor, Deputy Mayor, and seven Councillors, as well as school board trustees.

The Municipal Elections Act (MEA) is the legislation which governs the operation and administration of the municipal elections. The MEA has been updated with a number of changes, including key dates.

In the 2018 Municipal Election, Collingwood voters along with its neighbouring municipalities will cast their ballot using the Internet or Telephone. These methods provide flexibility, which allows for a longer voting period than traditional voting. It is also more convenient, more accessible, and better enables electors to exercise their right to vote. Results will be available sooner than the previous vote by mail voting system, with complete accuracy.

Important Dates

Saturday, May 5 - Candidate Information Workshop

So you want to run for Council? This workshop will give you an understanding of Council's roles and responsibilities and provide an pverview of the significant changes coming to local government. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. RSVP to townclerk@thebluemountains.ca .

Beaver Valley Community Centre, 58 Alfred Street West, Thornbury: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

VoterLookup - MPAC

MPAC provides an online tool called Voter Lookup that allows voters to confirm that they are on the voters’ list and that their information is accurate. It will also allow voters to correct or add their names to the list. For more information, please visit VoterLookup.ca.

Voterlookup.ca lets you:
 
  • confirm the accuracy of your elector information;
  • update your information where incorrectly recorded; and/or,
  • add a name to the enumeration so that it is correctly recorded for municipal and school board voting purposes.
  • voterlookup.ca cannot process requests concerning persons who are under 18 years of age on Election Day (October 22 2018).
MPAC is committed to excellence in program delivery and strives to provide you with the most efficient services while protecting your privacy and meeting its statutory obligations. MPAC will only collect and use personal information that is absolutely necessary to deliver legally authorized programs and services. On occasion, MPAC may also use this information to conduct surveys, obtain feedback and enhance the delivery of these same programs and services.VoterLookup.ca is owned and managed by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC), responsible for identifying all potential municipal, school board and District Social Services Administration Board electors. MPAC provides this information to election clerks in support of local election events.
 

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - Friday, July 27, 2018: Nomination Period

This is the period where prospective candidates can file nomination papers to run for office. Until a candidate files nomination papers, no campaigning can take place. Each candidate is required to submit 25 supporting signatures from eligible voters with their nomination paper.

Monday, October 22, 2018: Election Day

Voters will be able to cast a ballot via the Internet or telephone during the election period begins until October 22 at 8:00 p.m., EST. Results will be posted on our website and social media accounts, as soon as they are available.

 

More information will be added as details become available.

For information related to the provincial election being held on June 7, 2018 visit elections.on.ca.

 

Information for Candidates

Information for Voters

Third Party Advertisers

Accessible Voting

Important Dates

 

Changes to the Municipal Elections Act

Ontario Provincial Election - June 7, 2018

 

 

 

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2018 Collingwood Municipal Election Procedures Manual.pdf233.91 KB
Certified 2014 Election Results.pdf70.96 KB
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