2018 Municipal Elections


The 2018 Municipal Election will be held on October 22, 2018.

The West Elgin 2018 Municipal Election will be conducted using Internet and Telephone Voting, as well as by traditional paper ballot on Voting Day. 




The electronic methods of voting will provide individuals with:

·        many advance days of voting;

·        voting 24 hours of the day/seven days of the week;

·        the ability to vote from anywhere in the world.

Intellivote is the service provider for electronic election services for the 2018 Municipal Election in West Elgin.  Please find their instructional videos for both internet voting and telephone voting

The Municipal Clerk is the Returning Officer for the Election and questions in respect to elections should be directed to the Clerk's Office.  You can contact the Municipal Office for any information at 519-785-0560 or email vote@westelgin.net

​Voter Information

​It is the responsibility of every elector to make sure they are eligible to vote.

The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) has an online system voterlookup.ca which allows electors to take an active role in maintaining accurate and up-to-date electoral information to be used for municipal and school board elections.

You may visit voterlookup.ca to confirm and/or update your electoral information in a few easy steps. You can also change/update your school support for electoral purposes and add names to your property address.

Updating this information will help to ensure that the Voters’ List, prepared by the municipality, is accurate and up-to-date in preparation for municipal and school board elections occurring this fall. 

Find out ahead of time if you are an eligible elector by visiting voterlookup.ca or by calling the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) 1-866-296-6722.

If you have any questions relating to the election or voter's list please contact the Municipal Office at 519-785-0560 or vote@westelgin.net

Candidate Information

Significant changes were made to the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 after the 2014 municipal elections:

  • there are new rules regulating third party advertising
  • municipalities now have the option to used ranked ballots to elect their councils
  • nominations to run for municipal council or school trustee may be filed with the municipal clerk beginning May 1, 2018, and may be filed until 2 p.m. on July 27, 2018
  • candidates running for council  must submit 25 endorsement signatures when they file their nomination

Voter Information
​Ward Map
Unofficial List of Candidates (as of June 15, 2018)
Unofficial List of School Board Candidates (as of June 6, 2018)

Key Dates

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

  • first day candidates are able to file nomination papers
  • first day for an individual or entity to file a Notice of Registration as a third party advertiser

Friday, July 27, 2018

  • final day candidates are able to file nomination papers (9 a.m. - 2 p.m.)
  • deadline to withdraw nominations (before 2 p.m.)

So you want to Run for Council?

Candiates Guide

Election Procedure Manual

Municipal Conflict of Interest Act - What you need to know

Voter Identification

Estimated Candidate Expenses Breakdown


Nomination Form

Endorsment Form

Duty of Candidates

Consent to Release Personal Information

Contributions to Registered Candidates

Estimated Maximum Campaign Expenses Form

Notice of Penalties

Financial Statement - Auditors Report Candidate Form 4

Withdrawl of Nomination 

Third Party Advertisers

Recent changes to the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 created a framework of rules for third party advertising. This guide provides information about who can register to be a third party advertiser, what registration allows them to do, and the rules that third party advertisers must follow.

​What is a Third Party Advertiser?

Third party advertising refers to advertisements or other materials that support, promote or oppose a candidate, or support, promote or oppose a “yes” or “no” answer to a question on the ballot. Third party in this context is a person or entity who is not a candidate.

Third party advertising is separate from any candidate’s campaign, and must be done independently from a candidate. Any advertisements or materials that are made and distributed by a candidate, or under a candidate’s direction, are part of the candidate’s campaign.

Third party advertising is a way for those outside of the candidate’s campaign to express support of or opposition to candidates (or a “yes” or “no” answer to a question on the ballot) and to try to persuade voters to vote a certain way.

A third party advertisement is an advertisement in any broadcast, print, electronic or other medium that promotes, supports or opposes a candidate, or a “yes” or “no” answer to a question on the ballot. Advertisement includes traditional ads as well as materials such as brochures or signs.

Third Party Advertisers Guide

​Third Part Forms

Notice of Registration Thrid Party Advertiser

Third Party Financial Statement

Declaration of Qualifications - Third Party Advertiser

Contributions to Registered Third Party

Estimated Maximum Third Party Expenses

Estimated Third Party Expenses Calculations

Duties of Registered Third Parties

Notice of Penalties for Third Parties

​​Accessibility Resources

The Municipal Elections Act places responsibility on the Clerk to have regard to the needs of the electors and candidates with disabilities.  Accessible Customer Service Standards must be followed when conducting municipal elections. West Elgin municipal elections will be conducted in a manner that shall ensure that Candidates and electors with disabilities have full and equal access to all election information and services, including the voting kiosk at the municipal office. 

West Elgin Accessibility Plan

​Accessible Customer Service Feedback Form


​Municipal Elections Act, 1996

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing Municipal Election Information