Municipality of Port Hope 2018 Election Information

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The next municipal election to elect a Mayor, Councillors and School Board Trustees will be held on Monday, October 22, 2018.

Casting a vote in the municipal election is the easiest way to be a part of our community's decision-making process. 

Municipal government is responsible for providing many of the services that are available in the community. Some of the services include: fixing roads; water disctribution and wastewater management; fire and emergency services; public transit, parks, culture and recreations; and protecting our citizens.

Key Dates

  • Nomination Period
    Tuesday, May 1, 2018 – Friday, July 27, 2018. Candidates can file a nomination paper and submit the signatures of 25 voters supporting the nomination at the Clerk’s Office, located in the Corporate Services department, at anytime during normal business hours until Nomination Day (Friday July 27, 2018) at 2:00 p.m.
  • Nomination Day
    Friday July 27, 2018 (9:00 a.m. – 2:00p.m.). Last day for candidates to file a nomination paper at the Clerk’s Office. Nominations closed at 2:00p.m. This is also the deadline for withdrawal.
  • Campaign Period
    Tuesday May 1, 2018 – Monday, December 31, 2018. The Campaign Period starts when a candidate files a nomination paper and ends on Monday, December 31, 2018.
  • Campaign Finances
    Tuesday, September 25, 2018. Final Certificate of Maximum Campaign Expenses available for candidates.
  • Voting Day
    Monday October 22, 2018
  • Financial Statements
    Friday March 29, 2019   

Who can Vote?

You can vote in the Municipality of Port Hope if you are:

  • a Canadian citizen; and
  • at least 18 years old; and
  • a resident in the Municipality of Port Hope; or
  • a non-resident of the Municipality of Port Hope, but you or your spouse own or rent property in the Municipality; and
  • are not prohibited from voting under any law.


Below is a list of previous information from the 2014 election campaign:

On July 13, 2010 the Municipality of Port Hope adopted By-law 67/2010 to authorize the establishment of a Joint Municipal Election Compliance Audit Committee for the Municipality of Port Hope and Northumberland County Partner Municipalities regarding campaign finances for the upcoming 2010 Municipal Election.  

For more information visit the election compliance audit committee webpage