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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 makes changes to the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 for the 2018 municipal election. For an overview of these changes visit the Ministry of Municipal Affairs website or see the updated Municipal Election Act.

Alternative Voting - 2018 Municipal Election

On April 18th, 2017 the Council for Horton Township adopted By-Law 2017-25 to authorize the alternative voting method of "Vote by Mail" for the Municipal Election to be held in 2018. (same voting method as the 2014 election) and the necessary agreements were signed with Data Fix to provide Vote By Mail Services.

Nomination Period

The nomination period will commence on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 and closes on Nomination Day, Friday, July 27, 2018.

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

• A Canadian Citizen;

• At least 18 years of age;

• Reside in the City, or be the owner or tenant of land in the City, or the

spouse of such owner or tenant; and

• Not prohibited from voting under any law.

The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) will be offering "So You Wish to Run for Council" a course geared to individuals who are planning to run for a seat on municipal Council. The course presents the challenges and opportunities candidates will face through the campaign and as sitting members of Council. This course will be offered mid to late February 2018.

More information related to the Municipal Election 2018 will be available closer to the opening of the Nomination period.

Third Party Advertisers

The Municipal Elections Act now includes requirements for Third Party Advertisers. Regulations will come into effect on April 1, 2018 for the 2018 Municipal Election. More information including forms and other relevant documents will be made available in early 2018. More information on Third Party Advertisers will be able on the Ministry of Municipal Affairs website. in early 2018.

Please continue to check this website for updated election and voting information

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2018 Election Information

2018 Unofficial Candidate List

Voter Information

Third Party Advertiser

Candidate Information

Key Dates

Mail In Voting Procedures


Voter List


<![CDATA[2018 Unofficial Candidate List]]>http://www.hortontownship.ca/elections/2018-election-results/http://www.hortontownship.ca/elections/2018-election-results/Wed, 16 May 2018 6:28:25 -0700MAYOR – ONE (1) to be elected at large

Name: Date Filed: Time Filed:
Robert Kingsbury May 15, 2018 3:07p.m.


<![CDATA[2018 Election Information]]>http://www.hortontownship.ca/elections/2018-election-information/http://www.hortontownship.ca/elections/2018-election-information/Fri, 23 Mar 2018 6:18:18 -0700MUNICIPAL AND SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION INFORMATION

<![CDATA[Candidate Information]]>http://www.hortontownship.ca/elections/candidate-information/http://www.hortontownship.ca/elections/candidate-information/Thu, 22 Mar 2018 6:32:28 -0700Qualifications to Be a Candidate 

In order to run for office in the Township of Horton, the individual must be: 

  • A Canadian citizen
  • At least 18 years of age 
  • A resident of the Township of Horton, or
  • An owner or tenant of land in the Township of Horton, or the spouse of the owner or tenant
  • Not legally prohibited from voting
  • Not disqualified by any legislation from holding office

Who is not eligible to be a council candidate?

Candidates must not be the following: 

  • A judge of any court
  • A member of Provincial Legislature, the Federal House of Commons or Senate who has not resigned from their office by the close of nominations
  • A candidate who failed to file the necessary financial statement in the last municipal election or by-election


Candidates must file nomination papers within dates and times outlined as the accepted Nomination period for 2018. The opening of Nomination is Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. and the period closes on Friday, July 27, 2018 at 2 p.m. 

*Note- Nomination forms will be made available April, 2018

Candidates must not raise or spend money on their campaign until Nomination papers are filed successfully with the CAO/Clerk or Deputy ClerkThe nomination must be completed in full and filed in person by the candidate or an agent of the candidate and include: 

  1. Identification suitable to the CAO/Clerk or Deputy Clerk;
  2. Nomination Paper- Form 1;
  3. If applicable, in the case of a nomination on a council, be endorsed by at least 25 persons and be accompanied by a prescribed declaration by each of the persons endorsing the nomination; and 
  4. Application filing fee will apply.
<![CDATA[Third Party Advertiser]]>http://www.hortontownship.ca/elections/third-party-advertiser/http://www.hortontownship.ca/elections/third-party-advertiser/Mon, 12 Feb 2018 5:50:38 -0800What is a Third Party Advertisement?

A third party advertisement is a message in any medium (billboard, newspaper, radio, etc.) that supports or opposes a candidate or a “yes” or “no” vote on a question on the ballot. Third party advertising does not include issues-based advertising so groups that do public outreach can continue their issued-based advocacy work throughout the municipal election period. Advertising that does not cost money to post or broadcast, such as comments made on social media, will not be considered to be third party advertising.

Who can register as a Third Party Advertiser

Individuals, corporations and unions can register as third party advertisers and can also make contributions to third party advertisers. Third party advertisers will need to register with the municipality where they want to advertise. If they want to advertise in more than one municipality, they have to register in each municipality. Third party advertising must be done independently of candidates, who are not able to direct a third party advertiser. Candidates are not able to register as third party advertisers.

*Note- Registrations accepted May 1, 2018 to October 19, 2018. 

What are the requirements for Third Party Advertising?

The third party advertiser must be registered at the time of the advertisement. The ad must contain the following:

  • Name of the registered third party; 
  • The municipality where the third party is registered 
  • A telephone number, mailing address or email address at which the third party may be contacted regarding the advertisement. 


<![CDATA[Voter Information]]>http://www.hortontownship.ca/elections/voter-information/http://www.hortontownship.ca/elections/voter-information/Fri, 09 Feb 2018 8:25:05 -0800Eligibility to Vote

You are an eligible voter in Horton Township’s 2018 Municipal Election if you: 

  • Are a Canadian citizen
  • Are 18 years of age or older
  • Reside in the Township of Horton or are the owner or tenant of land there, or the spouse of such owner or tenant;
  • Are not prohibited from voting by law

Eligible electors can only vote once. 

Voters’ List 

The Voters’ List is a list of the eligible voters in the Township of Horton. The preliminary list is established by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) through their records of both property owners and tenants. Once the Township of Horton receives this List, the revision period begins, where electors may add their name or make any necessary changes to the preliminary list. 

If you would like to verify your information with MPAC prior to the Town receiving the Preliminary Voters’ List, please contact MPAC directly: 

Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC)
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


<![CDATA[Key Dates]]>http://www.hortontownship.ca/elections/key-dates/http://www.hortontownship.ca/elections/key-dates/Fri, 09 Feb 2018 8:16:15 -0800

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

  • Nomination Period Commences, s.33.
  • On day of filing, candidate will be provided with expense limits, s. 33.1 and copies of relevant procedures 7 forms s. 42(3)
  • First day Notice of Registration as 3rd Party Advertiser can be filed s. 88(7)

Monday, June 4, 2018

  • Municipal enumeration forms to be returned to MPAC to ensure inclusion of electors on preliminary list of electors (PLE)

Friday, July 27, 2018

  • Last day to file Nomination papers (9:00am to 2:00pm)ss.31/33(4)
    and Withdrawal of nominations before 2:00pm s.36(a)

  • 2:00p.m. deadline to accept nominations or withdrawals of nomination.

  • Can accept filings for registration for 3rd party advertisings.88.6(7) up until the Friday before voting day.

Monday, July 30, 2018

  • Certification of nomination papers before 4:00pm

  • Acclamations after 4pm. s.37(1)


  • Ads- watch for voter identification notice- Is your name on the voters list

September 4, 2018

  • Deliver copies of voters’ list to persons entitled s.23(3-5)

September 15 - 25, 2018

  • Prepare and distribute interim list of changes to Voters' List.

September 25, 2018

  • Issue Certificate of maximum Campaign Spending limits to candidates & 3rd party advertising registrants

September 28, 2018

  • Administrative practices and procedures established for compliance audit committee

Monday, October 22, 2018

  • VOTING DAY closed at 8:00p.m.

Tuesday, October 23, 2017

  • Clerk to declare official election results as soon as possible after voting day.

Monday, December 3, 2018

  • Term of office commences, s.6.
    New council deemed organized when quorum of members have taken declaration of office.

Monday, December 31, 2018

  • Campaign period ends, s.88.24(1-2).

<![CDATA[Mail In Voting Procedures]]>http://www.hortontownship.ca/elections/mail-in-voting-procedures/http://www.hortontownship.ca/elections/mail-in-voting-procedures/Fri, 09 Feb 2018 7:06:04 -0800