2018 Municipal Election

The 2018 Municipal Election will be held on Monday, October 22, 2018. This election includes the election of Penetanguishene Council including the position of Mayor, Deputy Mayor, and seven Councillors, as well as school board trustees.

This year, voters will cast their ballot using the Internet or Telephone. These methods provide flexibility, which allows for a longer voting period than traditional voting. It is also more convenient, more accessible, and better enables electors to exercise their right to vote. Results will be available sooner than the previous paper ballot voting system, with complete accuracy.

Even though the Town of Penetanguishene is conducting Internet/Telephone voting, a Voter Assistance Centre will be available to eligible electors who need assistance with the voting process, who may not have internet access, a touch tone phone, or who need to be added to the Voters' List.

A Voter Help Centre will be available at:

The Town of Penetanguishene Townhall at 10 Robert Street West, Penetanguishene, ON 

Hours of operation:

Tuesday October 9 to Friday October 19 (during regular business hours)

Saturday October 13 & October 20 (12:00pm - 4:00pm)

Election Day: Monday October 22 (9:00am - 8:00pm)

Please bring your ID and your Voter Information Letter if attending the Voter Assistance Centre

How voting will work:

1.  Check the Voters' List to ensure you are on it, and that your mailing address is updated. Wait for your Voter Information Letter to arrive in the mail (late September/early October)

  • Keep the Voter Information Letter in a safe place until voting opens on Tuesday October 9, 2018 at 9 am
  • You will have 14 days to vote (vote early to avoid problems and get assistance if needed)

2.  Open your Voter Information Letter, and find the PIN and ID numbers that with your Date of Birth will grant you access to the voting system.

3. You have 2 ways to vote:

  • Vote by Telephone

a) Call the number provided in your Voter Information Letter.

b) Wait for the prompts, and enter your PIN and ID numbers found on your Voter Information Letter and Vote

  • Vote by Internet

a) Visit the website provided in your Voter Information Letter.

b) Follow the prompts and enter your PIN and ID numbers from your Voter Information Letter and Vote!

4. The PIN assigned may only be used by the elector receiving the Voter Information Letter.

5. Please be advised that candidates and volunteers cannot assist you with the voting process. If you require assistance please contact the Clerk’s department 705-549-7453 

Check to see if you're on the voter's list here

View the Candidate Listing

Watch this short video from Dominion Voting to see how easy internet voting is!

Candidate Information Package

Below are the details you will require if you have filed as a candidate in the 2018 municipal election with the Town of Penetanguishene.

2018 Candidates' Guides for Ontario Municipal and School Board Elections

Town of Penetanguishene Candidates' Guide

Municipal Election Accessibility Plan

Ministry of Municipal Affais Candidate and Third Part Advertiser Information Presentation for the 2018 Municipal Election

County Council Information for Candidates running for Mayor and Deputy Mayor

Ward Boundary Map / Dissolution of Wards By-law (2017-08)

Town of Penetanguishene 2018 Meeting Schedule

Use of Corporate Resources for Election Purposes Policy

Election Campaign Sign By-law (2014-01)

Council Remuneration By-law (2014-17)

Procedural By-law (2017-86)

Financial Forms

Election Procedures Manual

Third-Party Advertising

These forms are required to be submitted when registering to be a Third Party Advertiser (hard copies available at the municipal office):

View the Third Party Advertiser's Guide and the Ministry's Information Page for everything you need to know about being a Third Party Advertiser.  

More information will be added as details become available.

If you have questions about the upcoming 2018 Municipal Election, you can email the Clerk.


2014 Election Results

For results from the October 27, 2014 election, please see the list of links below:

All candidates for the 2014 Municipal Election are required to file a Form 4 - Financial Statement - Auditor's Report in accordance with the Municipal Elections Act, 1996. Filing deadlines for the statements are as follows:

Primary filing reflecting finances to December 31, 2014 to be filed on or before Friday March 27, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.
For those candidates who extended his/her campaign period to June 30, 2015 - Supplementary filing including finances after December 31, 2014 to be filed on or before September 25, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.

2014 Election Financial Reports