Municipality of Port Hope 2018 Election Information
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, September 25, 2018. Final Certificate of Maximum Campaign Expenses available for candidates.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. to Monday, October 22, 2018 at 10 a.m.
Monday, October 22, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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.
Are you registered to vote? Visit voterlookup.ca to:
- confirm the accuracy of your elector information;
- update your information where incorrectly recorded; and/or,
- add a name to the enumeration so that it is correctly recorded for municipal and school board voting purposes.
Considering Running for Council?
The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) is offering a course that will provide an overview of what you should know before you decide to run for municipal office and sign your candidacy. The course contains quotes from Ontario Municipal Councillors; links to relevant sites, materials, and Acts; and participatory elements such as short knowledge quizzes, and a learning journal which can be printed at the end of the course. Register and pay for the course through the AMO website.
Below is a list of previous information from the 2014 election campaign:
Municipal Election Compliance Audit Committee information to be updated soon.