Municipal Election

Election 2018

The Municipal Election for all municipalities in the Province of Ontario will be Monday, October 22, 2018.   For the 2018 Election, the Municipality of North Perth will be using composite ballots with the tabulators.  

Please note: Further to the revised Municipal Elections Act, the opening of nominations has moved to Tuesday, May 1, 2018, and Nomination Day has moved to Friday, July 27, 2018. 


Candidate Information Session -  Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Perth East Recreation Complex, Milverton

The nomination period for individuals to register as election candidates has changed as a result of amendments to the Municipal Elections Act. The nomination period for the 2018 election begins May 1 and ends July 27, 2018. Individuals wishing to register as candidates in the 2018 municipal election must ensure their nomination papers are filed within this window. More information and relevant forms and documents will be made available  early 2018.

Dates and times for candidate information sessions will be released in early 2018.

Third party advertisers

The Municipal Elections Act now includes a framework to regulate third party advertising. The framework will come into effect on April 1, 2018, so that the rules will be in place for the 2018 municipal election.

More information on third party advertisers can be found on the Ministry of Municipal Affairs webpage.

Key dates

  • May 1, 2018: First day candidates can file nomination papers and first day third party advertisers can register.
  • July 27, 2018: Last day candidates can file nomination papers
  • October 19, 2018: Last day third party advertisers can register
  • October 22, 2018: Election Day
  • October 23, 2018: Election results declared
  • December 1, 2018: New term of Council commences

Visit the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing - Election Information Site for more information on the election, including candidates' guide, voters' guide and more.