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2018 Elections


The Municipal Election will be held on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018.


Are you on the voters list?

Residents can check out www.voterlookup.ca to confirm if they're registered to vote in the 2018 Municipal and School Board Election.
 

 

Important Dates:

Register as a Candidate: Tuesday, May 1 to Friday, July 27 at 2 p.m.

To run for the office of Mayor, Councillor or School Board Trustee for 2018, candidates must file a nomination paper.

 

Nominations are open starting May 1, 2018 during normal business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.) up until Nomination Day on July 27, 2018, when the papers can only be submitted until 2 p.m.

 

Until you file a nomination paper, you cannot raise or spend any money on your campaign.

 

NEW ** Mayor and Councillor candidates must provide, along with their nomination paper, at least 25 declaration of endorsements from eligible electors. Forms will be available April 2018.

 

NEW ** Register as a Third Party Advertiser: Registrations accepted from May 1 to October 19, 2018.

 

Nomination Day: Friday, July 27, 2018 | 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Deadline for filing or withdrawing nominations: Nominations may be filed only between the hours of 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. People can also withdraw nomination papers, in writing, before 2 p.m.

Advance Polls

  • October 12 from 9am to 2pm
    • Stevensville Memorial Hall (2508 Stevensville Rd.)
  • October 13 from 9am to 5pm
    • Leisureplex Banquet Hall (3 Municipal Centre Dr.)
  • October 15 from 1pm to 8pm
    • Central Fire Station (444 Central Ave.)
  • October 16 from 9am to 6pm
    • Crystal Ridge Comunity Centre (99 Ridge Rd. S)

Election Day | Voting Day: Monday, Oct. 22, 2018

  • WARD 1
    • Central Fire Station (444 Central Ave.)
  • WARD 2
    • Royal Canadian Legion Branch 71 (130 Garrsion Rd.)
  • WARD 3
    • Leisureplex Banquet Hall (3 Municipal Centre Dr.)
  • WARD 4
    • Royal Canadian Legion Branch 230 (228 Southmill St.)
  • WARD 5
    • Crystal Ridge Comunity Centre (99 Ridge Rd. S)
  • WARD 6 (600)
    • Stevensville Memorial Hall (2508 Stevensville Rd.)
  • WARD 6 (610)
    • Faith Reformed Church (3605 Black Creek Rd.)

Download Advance Poll and Election Day Voting Locations (PDF)


Municipal Offices to be elected in 2018

Mayor: One (1) to be elected, at large within the Town. Also serves as a member of Regional Council.

 

Town Councillors: Six (6) to be elected, one (1) from each of the six (6) municipal wards:

  • Ward 1
  • Ward 2
  • Ward 3
  • Ward 4
  • Ward 5
  • Ward 6


Regional Councillors: One (1) to be elected to represent the Town of Fort Erie at the Regional Municipality of Niagara.

 

NEW** Regional Chair: One (1) to be elected. Directly elected, at large, by voters from across the Niagara Region. Previously the position was filled by Regional Council appointing the chair from the newly elected members of Council. 

 

Nomination Papers for the Regional Chair will be received by the Niagara Regional Clerk, 1815 Sir Issac Brock Way, Thorold (same dates above apply).

 

School Board Trustees to be elected in 2018

 

English Language Public District School Board
One (1) to be elected for the combined area of Fort Erie and Port Colborne

 

English Language Catholic District School Board
One (1) to be elected for the combined area of Fort Erie, Port Colborne and Wainfleet

 

French Language Public School Board (Conseil scolaire Viamonde)
One (1) to be elected for the combined area of Fort Erie, Niagara Falls, Pelham, Port Colborne, Thorold, Welland and Wainfleet

 

French Language Catholic School Board (Conseil scolaire de district catholique centre-sud)
One (1) to be elected for the combined area of Fort Erie, Port Colborne, Wainfleet, Pelham and Welland

 

PLEASE NOTE: Additional information will be added to the 2018 Elections webpages in the upcoming months as it becomes available. Please check back often.

 

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Latest News & Events

Media Release (April 23, 2018): Candidate Nominations and TPA Registration Opens May 1

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Media Release (April 3, 2018): Candidate information session for municipal and school board election

Staff Report (COS-08-2017): Update on Amendments to the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 (December 11, 2017) 

Staff Report (COS-03-2017): Revisions to the Municipal Elections Act (February 6, 2017)