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.

The Municipal Elections Act (MEA) is the legislation that governs the operation and administration of the municipal elections. The MEA has been updated with a number of changes, including key dates.

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

View the current Candidate Listing

Notice of Additional Nominations - Protestant Separate School Board Trustee

Important Dates

Nomination Period: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - July 27, 2018

This is the period where prospective candidates can file nomination papers to run for office. Until a candidate files nomination papers, no campaigning can take place. Each candidate is required to submit 25 supporting signatures from eligible voters with their nomination paper.

Voters’ List: Launch February 15, 2018

MPAC will be providing an online tool called Voter Lookup that allows voters to confirm that they are on the voters’ list and that their information is accurate. It will also allow voters to correct or add their names to the list. For more information, please visit VoterLookup.ca.

Election Day: Monday, October 22, 2018

Voters will be able to cast a ballot via the Internet or telephone during the election period begining Tuesday October 9, 2018 until October 22 at 8:00 p.m., EST. Results will be posted on our website and social media accounts, as soon as they are available.

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