By-Election >> Important Dates

January 27 to 2:00 p.m. February 13 Nomination Period
Nominations may be filed at Town Hall during regular office hours – Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Nomination Day, Friday, February 13.

January 27 to May 14 Campaign Period
The campaign period begins on the day a candidate files a nomination paper. The campaign period ends on May 14 unless the candidate withdraws the nomination, the Clerk rejects the nomination or the candidate continues his or her campaign to erase a deficit.

TBD – March 6 Revision Period at Town Hall
Any Ward Two voter may complete an “Application to Amend the Voters’ List (Form EL-15) at Town Hall if, they are not on the list, their information is incorrect on the list, or they have moved. 

Note: After March 6 an elector can still fill out an application to amend the voters’ list, but it must be submitted at the polling station, and not at Town Hall.

February 13 Nomination Day
Last day for filing or withdrawing nomination papers. Nominations and withdrawals must be filed before 2:00 p.m.

February 17 Certification of Nomination Papers
The Clerk is to certify or reject nomination papers before 4:00 p.m.

The Clerk shall declare the eligible candidate(s) to be duly elected by acclamation, after 4:00 p.m., if the number of certified candidates for an office is the same or less that the number to be elected.


After 4:00 p.m. February 17 to

5:00 p.m. on March 30

Proxy Vote Certificates
During this period, qualified electors may complete an application in the prescribed form to appoint a voting proxy. The voting proxy must then apply at Town Hall for the proxy voting certificate during regular business hours. Proxy voting certificates cannot be obtained at the voting location.

February 23 Certificate of Maximum Campaign Spending Limits
The Clerk will provide the Certificate of Maximum Campaign Spending Limits to all certified candidates.

Interim List of Changes to the Voters’ List
The Clerk will prepare and distribute an interim list of the changes to the Voters’ List.

March 19

Advance Poll
The voting place will open at 4:00 p.m. and close promptly at 8:00 p.m


March 20

Advance Poll
The voting place will open at 10:00 a.m. and close promptly at 3:00 p.m


March 21

Advance Poll
The voting place will open at 12:00 noon and close promptly at 5:00 p.m


March 30 Voting Day
The voting place will open at 10:00 a.m. and close promptly at 8:00 p.m.

March 31 Official Results
As soon as possible after Voting Day, the Clerk will declare the Official Election Results.

May 14 Campaign Period Ends
A candidate’s campaign ends on May 14 unless the candidate’s campaign is in a deficit position and the candidate notifies the Clerk in writing in the prescribed form on or before May 14 that he or she will be extending their. The campaign may be extended to November 29.

April 29 Notice of Filing Requirements for Financial Statements
The Clerk must advise the candidate of all the filing requirements for financial statements under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 and the penalties for missing the deadline.

2:00 p.m., May 29 Last day for candidate to apply to Superior Court of Justice for an extension for Filing of Financial Statement. Candidate must inform Clerk prior to filing deadline.
2:00 p.m., May 29 Deadline for Filing Financial Statements for reporting period ending May 14.
November 29 Last date for filing Financial Statement for extended campaign.