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Updated: 4 months ago - Created: February 7th, 2018

Municipal and School Board Election 2018

The next regular Municipal Election to elect a Mayor, Councillors and School Board Trustees will be held on Monday October 22, 2018.  The next term of Council begins on December 1, 2018 and concludes in 2022.

Bill 181, The Municipal Elections Modernization Act, 2016, came into effect June 9, 2016 and made changes to the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 for the 2018 Municipal Elections.  For an overview of these changes please visit the Ministry of Municipal Affairs - Elections website or see the updated Municipal Election Act.

Nomination Period

The nomination period will start on Tuesday May 1, 2018 and closes on Nomination Day, Friday July 27, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

To run for office, you must be an eligible elector in the Township of Horton.  This means that you must be:

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

Alternative Voting - 2018 Municipal Election

On April 18, 2017, Horton Township Council approved the use of Alternate Voting for the 2018 Municipal Elections.  Electors will be able to cast their vote by mail.  This is an accessible and convient method of voting.  Vote By Mail provides votes with flexibility and convenience, reduces wait times at the voting location, delivers accurate results.

Electors will receive their Vote By Mail Kit shortly after September 24th, 2018 and shall consist of:

  • Voting Instruction Sheet
  • Ballot and Ballot Secrecy Envelope
  • Voter Declaration Form
  • Outer Return Envelope (with prepaid postage)

Please CLICK HERE for a Vote By Mail Tutorial video!!

For those electors who wish to participate in a more traditional voting method, the Township will also have a voting location at the Township Office, 2253 Johnston Road, Renfrew ON, dates and times will be identified in the Voting Instruction Sheet which will be mailed September 24th, 2018  Voters are requested to bring their Vote By Mail Kit with  with them or their government issued photo identification to the voting location.

For the time period from the mailing of the Voter packages to 8:00 p.m. on Voting day, the Municipal Office, located at 2253 Johnston Road, Renfrew, shall, during normal office hours, serve as the Advance Ballot Return Station if any Voter would like to drop theirs off in lieu of mailing it.

The Voting Day Ballot Return Station on October 22nd, 2018 will be located at the Municipal Office from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.