Election Day is October 22, 2018
Municipal Elections take place every four years in accordance with the Municipal Elections Act. The next regular Municipal Election to elect a Mayor, Councillors and School Board Trustees will be October 22, 2018. The next term of Council begins on December 1, 2018 and ends in November, 2022.
Municipal Election Signs
Please be aware that charges can be laid under the Criminal Code for municipal election signs.
Mischief under $5, 000, if a sign is defaced, manipulated or damaged
Thief under $5, 000, if someone takes the sign off of someone's property.
All candiates are treated equally .
Please respect the election process and have respect for all candidates!
Information for Voters
A person is entitled to be an elector at an election held in the Township, if on Voting Day the person is :
- A Canadian citizen;
- At least 18 years old;
- Residing in the Township or an owner or tenant of land in the Township, or the spouse of such owner or tenant; and
- Is not otherwise prohibited from voting
If you need to correct information or be added to the Voter's List please fill out the Application to Amend Voter's List Form and return this form to the Municipal Office at 33663 Fingal Line during business hours. Ensure you bring Identification that provides proof of residency and age. (See List of acceptable Identification)
Your voter kit will arrive by mail.
Please check our website and Facebook page in an event a postal strike for updates.
Candidate Nominations (Updated as of 2:05 7/27/2018)
Mayor Nomination List
Name: Ian Chard
Qualifying Address: 7957 Argyle Street
Mailing Address: 7957 Argyle Street, Fingal ON, N0L 1K0
Name: Grant Jones
Qualifying Address: 35893 Scotch Line, RR #1
Mailing Address: 35893 Scotch Line, RR. #1, Port Stanley, ON, N5L 1J1
Deputy Mayor Nomination List
Name: Robert Monteith
Qualifying Address: 35351 Fifth Line
Mailing Address: 35351 Fifth Line, Shedden ON, N0L 2E0
Name: Gayle Bogart
Qualifying Address: 35469 Third Line
Mailing Address: 35469 Third Line, Shedden ON, N0L 2G0
Councillor Nomination List
Name: Peter North
Mailing Address: 4485 Thomas Road
Qualifying Address: 4485 Thomas Road, Port Stanley, ON, N5L 1J2
Name: Joseph McKinnon
Qualifying Address: 37111 Talbot Line
Mailing Address: 37111 Talbot Line, Shedden, ON, N0L 2E0
Name: Justin Pennings
Qualifying Address: 36114 Fingal Line
Mailing Address: 36114 Fingal Line, St. Thomas, ON, N5P 3S5
Name: Ryan Roke
Qualifying Address:7978 Union Road
Mailing Address: 7978 Union Road, Fingal, ON, N0L 1K0
Name: Robert Braam
Qualifying Address: 12343 William Street, Southwold
Mailing Address: 12343 William Street, Southwold, ON, N0L 2G0
Name: Sarah Emons
Qualifying Address: 35507 Fourth Line
Mailing Address: 35507 Fourth Line, Southwold, ON, N0L 2G0
Information for Candidates
The nomination period for the next Municipal Election opens on May 1, 2018 and closes on Nomination Day, July 27, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. A Candidate for Municipal Office must, upon nomination, be a qualified municipal elector in the Township and meet all requirements.
Campaign periods begin when candidates file their nomination papers and end on October 22, 2018. Candidates may not accept donations, spend money or advertise until they file their nomination.
If you are interested in running for office, you are encouraged to view the Ministry’s Candidates' Guide available at the municipal office.
2018 Municipal Elections Candidate Training Opportunities
For AMO “So You Want To Run For Council” Training register for online training at: www.MunicipalEducation.ca Cost - $66.37+HST ($75)
2018 Election Key Dates
May 1st Nomination Period Starts
July 27th until 2:00 p.m. Nomination Day (last day to be nominated)
End of September Voter Kits Mailed
October 22nd Election Day
December 1st Council Term Begins