Election 2018 - Information for Candidates

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. Visit the Ministry of Municipal Affairs website for details.

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. The voting period will be open from October 12 at 10:00 a.m. to October 22, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.

Nominations: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - July 27, 2018

Nominations will be accepted from Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. until Friday, July 27, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. for the following offices:
  • Mayor
  • Deputy Mayor
  • Councillor (seven)
  • Member - Simcoe County District School Board (Collingwood accepting nominations)
  • Member - Simcoe Muskoka Catholic Disctirct School Board (Springwater accepting nominations)
  • Member - Conseil scolaire Viamonde (formerly Conseil scolaire de district du Centre Sud-Ouest) (Barrie accepting nominations)
  • Member - Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir (Barrie accepting nominations)
To file your nomination you must give the following to your municipal clerk:
Please note: Until a candidate files nomination papers, no campaigning can take place. 

2018 Candidates' Guide

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs (MMA) provides information for candidates for the 2018 municipal and school board elections. To access or download the guide, please visit the MMA website at www.ontario.ca/municipalelections.
Candidate Information Sessions
Catholic School Trustee Candidates' Information Session
Are you a registered nominee or thinking about running for Catholic School Trustee?  You are invited to attend a Catholic School Trustee Candidate's Information Session scheduled for May 28, 2018 at 5:30 p.m., Board Room, Catholic Education Centre, 46 Alliance, Blvd, Barrie.  For further information or to RSVP contact Belinda Marcellus, Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board bmarcellus@smcdsb.on.ca  705-722-3559 x 388 by May 25th, 2018. 

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2018 Candidates’ Guide for Ontario Municipal Council and School Board Elections.pdf735.03 KB
Form1_Nomination.pdf1013.24 KB
Form2_NominationEndorsement.pdf1001.79 KB
Personal Information Release Form.pdf60.86 KB