Township of

2018 Municipal Election

Government 2018 Municipal Election
The next Municipal Election will be held on Monday, October 22, 2018.
The next term of Council begins December 1, 2018 and concludes on November 14, 2022.
Changes in the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, will result in a shortened election campaign period starting in 2018. The nomination period for the regular election will be open from May 1 to July 27, 2018.

Key Dates

Nominations accepted: May 1, 2018
Nomination deadline: July 27, 2018 at 2 p.m.
Advance Poll:

Voting day:

October 15, 2018

October 22, 2018

New Term start date: December 1, 2018


List of Certified Candidates

List of Certified Candidates
List of Certified Candidates – Additional Nomination Day


Declarations for Office

Declaration of Acclamation – School Board Trustees
Declaration of Acclamation – School Board Trustees – Additional Nomination Day


Advance Voting Day and Voting Day Notice

Advance Poll:   Monday, October 15, 2018
LOCATION: Santé Manitouwadge Health (hospital)
12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Voting Day:       Monday, October 22, 2018
LOCATION: Manitouwadge Community Rec Centre
10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

2018 Municipal Election Voting Days Notice

 Seeking Election Officials – Temporary Employment

If you are interested in working during the upcoming Municipal Election, please fill out the Election Official Application below and submit to the Municipal Office.
Applications are also available from the Receptionist at the Municipal Office.
Deadline to submit: Monday, September 17, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

Election Official Application


Information for Voters

2018 Voters’ Guide for Ontario Municipal Council and School Board Elections

When and how can I make changes to my information on the Voters’ List?

Before you exercise your right to vote, your name must be on the Voters’ List. How do you check? It’s Easy – Check the List at the office of the Clerk!
Pursuant to Section 23 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, the Voters’ List is available for inspection during regular business hours, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday to Friday at the Clerk’s Department (1 Mississauga Drive, 2nd Floor), to the close of voting at 8:00 p.m. on October 22, 2018.
Please assist us by ensuring that you are on the Voters’ List long before October 22, 2018. This will alleviate any long delays for you on voting day.
A person may make an application on the appropriate form, to the Clerk, requesting,
a) That a person’s name be added or removed from the Voters’ List; or
b) That information on the Voters’ List relating to the person be amended.
If your application is complete and the Clerk is satisfied that you are entitled to be an elector for the 2018 Municipal Election, the Clerk will endorse your application and return a copy of your application to you.
Your application will be refused if you fail to meet the eligibility criteria as an eligible elector.
A person is entitled to vote in a municipal election if on Voting Day (October 22, 2018):
  • Is a Canadian citizen
  • Is at least 18 years old
  • Resides in the local municipality, or is the owner or tenant of land in the local municipality, or the spouse of such a person; and
  • Is not prohibited from voting under Section 17(3) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 or otherwise by law.


Please bring identification that shows your name, address and signature. Proof of identity and residence is mandatory as prescribed in O.Reg. 304/13.

Application to Amend the Voter’s List Form

Acceptable Forms of Voter Identification



Notice of Nomination for Office – 2018


Nominations will be accepted from Tuesday, May 1, 2018 during regular office hours  until Friday, July 27, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. for the following offices:

Township of Manitouwadge

  • One (1) Mayor
  • Four (4) Councillors
Boards of Education
  • One (1) Trustee – Conseil Scolaire de Catholique Ded Aurores Boreales (Accepting nominations for Marathon, ON)
  • One (1) Trustee – Conseil Scolaire du Grand Nord de L’Ontario
  • One (1) Trustee – Superior-Greenstone District School Board
  • One (1) Trustee – Superior North Catholic District School Board
 The Town Clerk is appointed the Municipal Returning Officer by statute and is responsible for the administration and management of municipal elections. For that reason, the Clerk is responsible for accepting nominations of candidates running for office, preparing voters’ lists, preparing ballots, determing voting period and certification and distribution of election results.
For further information, please call the municipal office during regular office hours.
Margaret Hartling
CAO/Clerk-Treasurer/ Returning Officer
P: (807) 826-3227 ext: 236

Information for Candidates

If you are thinking about running for Council or a local School Board, here is what you need to know.


Becoming a Candidate

2018 Candidates’ Guide for Ontario Municipal Council and School Board Elections
Candidate’s Guide to Accessible Elections
Use of Corporate Resources for Election Purposes Policy
Candidate and Third Party Advertisers Information Session


Candidate’s Package

The following forms must be completed by the candidate.

These forms plus the applicable fee (Mayor: $200, all other offices: $100) must be filed in person or by an agent during regular office hours (10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.) at the municipal office at 1 Mississauga Drive, between May 1, 2018 and July 26, 2018 and between 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on July 27, 2018.

Information for Third Party Advertisers

2018 Guide for Third Party Advertisers Ontario Municipal Council and School Board Elections