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2018 Municipal Elections

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Are you recorded as an eligible elector for the upcoming municipal election?
Visit voterlookup.ca to confirm or update your information.
For more information, please contact Town of Blind River or 1 866 296-6722.
Town of Blind River Official List of Certified Candidates - Form LC05
Town of Blind River Declaration of Acclamation of Office - Form EL20
Frequently Asked Questions - 2018 Municipal Elections

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The next Municipal Election will be held on October 22, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Blind River Community Centre. The next term of Council begins on December 1, 2018 and concludes in 2022.

Advance Voting:
-September 29, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Council Chambers
-October 10, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Council Chambers
-October 10, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Blind River District Health Centre

The Nomination period opens on May 1, 2018 and closes on Nomination Day, July 27, 2018.

To run for office, you must be an eligible elector in the Town of Blind River. This means that you must be:

 A Canadian Citizen;
At least 18 years of age;
Reside in the Municipality, or be the owner or tenant of land in the Municipality, or the spouse of such owner or tenant; and
Not prohibited from voting under any law.

More information related to the Municipal Election 2018 will be available closer to the opening of the Nomination period.

Kathryn ScottTown Clerks Administrator
11 Hudson Street P.O. Box 640
Blind River
Ontario, P0R 1B0
Phone: 705-356-2251
Email: katie.scott@blindriver.ca

View the 2014 Official Results

For what Offices

In the Town of Blind River, Municipal Elections are held for the Offices of:

  • Mayor (one to be elected)
  • Town Councillors (six to be elected)
  • Trustee – English Language Public – Algoma District School Board (one to be elected)
  • Trustee – French Language Public – Conseil scolaire de district du Grand Nord de l’Ontario (one to be elected)
  • Trustee – English Language Catholic – Huron – Superior Catholic District School Board (two to be elected)
  • Trustee – French Language Catholic – Conceil scolaire de district catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (one to be elected)

The representation for school board elections are subject to change in the year of the Election based on a formula for each Board which determines representation to an elector population of the Board’s jurisdiction in accordance with the Education Act of Ontario.

Eligibility

Generally, in order to run for an office, one must be an eligible elector for the office. Criteria for eligibility is contained in the Municipal Election Act, Municipal Act, and Education Act (for school board elections). For a full description of qualification, please refer to the applicable pieces of legislation listed above. Qualifications for offices include: residency within the municipality; or own or lease land within the municipality (or spouse or same sex partner of such person); and on Voting Day be a Canadian citizen at least 18 year of age, and not be prohibited from voting for any other reason. The voter qualification period begins on the first Tuesday after Labour Day in an Election year and continues until Voting Day; however elected candidates must continue to be qualified throughout the term of office.

How And When A Candidate May Register For Office

Nomination Day is Friday July 27, 2018 from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm. Candidates may withdraw a nomination anytime up until 2:00 pm on July 27th. Nomination papers may be filed prior to Nomination Day anytime after May 1 2018 during normal office hours of the  Clerk's Department.  In previous Election years, the nomination period began on January 1st of an Election Year.  The recent changes to the Municipal Elections Act have shortened the nomination period to May 1st through to 2:00 pm on July 27th. 

Applications for Nomination may be obtained in the Clerk's Department. The Nomination Forms will be available after April 1st.  The Nomination must be on the prescribed form and be accompanied by the prescribed $100 filing fee ($200 if seeking the office of Mayor) payable by cash, debit, certified cheque or money order. Candidates may only spend or raise funds for their campaign after they have filed their nomination papers.

A candidate may only run for one office, but should more than one nomination form be filed by a candidate, the last nomination filed will be deemed filed, and all previous nominations deemed withdrawn. Filing a second or more nomination also impacts on campaign funds and expenditures. Potential candidates should consult with the Clerk's Department before considering this.

Nominations are certified or rejected by the Clerk on the Monday following Nomination Day. In 2018 that will be Monday, July 30th, 2018.