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.
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
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, N0L2B0
Are you on the list to vote for the upcoming municipal election?
If you are an Ontario resident over the age of 18 you can visit voterlookup.ca to confirm or update your information in a few easy steps. You can also change your school support for electoral purposes and add names to your property address.
Updating this information will help to ensure that municipal Voters’ Lists are accurate and up-to-date in preparation for municipal and school board elections occurring this October.
Find out ahead of time if you are eligible to vote. Visit voterlookup.ca or call 1-866-296-6722. Have your say. Log on today.
Township of Southwold residents can find out whether they’re on the list to vote for the upcoming municipal and school board elections at voterlookup.ca.
voterlookup.ca is an online service used to collect and confirm information that will be used in the preparation of the final Voters’ Lists across Ontario. You can also change your school support for electoral purposes and add names to your property address.
If you do not have access to the internet, please visit our local Library at the Keystone Complex, 35921 Talbot Line. If you need support, please call 1-866-296-6722.
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