Do you want to learn more about Municipal Elections? Interested in becoming a candidate in 2018? You came to the right place.

The next municipal election to elect a Mayor, Councillors and School Board Trustees will be held on Monday, October 22, 2018.

Nomination papers will be available here and as well as at the Clerk’s Department, Township of Perry, located at 1695 Emsdale Road, Emsdale, Ontario on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.

For more detailed information on running as a candidate for municipal elections, we recommend that you consult the Ministry of Municipal Affairs’ 2016 – 2018 Candidates’ Guide.  Please find the guide available here.

The Township of Perry along with several other participating municipalities within Almaguin Highlands are seeking individuals who are interested in joining the Joint Compliance Audit Committee.  This is a paid position and you would be responsible for addressing any auditing candidate’s financial expenses if requested.  For more information on how to apply, please click here.

To better understand what the Committee’s roles and responsibilities are, please review the Terms of Reference.

Voting Method

The election method for the 2018 Municipal Election in the Township of Perry will be Vote By Mail.  See By-law 2017-26 Vote By Mail.

Key Dates

There are many important dates that candidates should be aware, please see the list below:

  • Nomination Period
    Tuesday, May 1, 2018 to Friday, July 27, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Nomination Day
    Friday, July 27, 2018 from 9:oo a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    Nominations close at 2:00 p.m.

    This date is also the deadline for withdrawal
  • Campaign Period
    Tuesday, May 1, 2018 to Monday, December 31, 2018
  • Voting Day
    Monday, October 22, 2018
  • Term of Office
    December 1, 2018 to November 14, 2022
  • Financial Filing Deadline
    Friday, March 29, 2019





Candidate Information:

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Legislation and Municipal By-laws:

Municipal Elections Act

Municipal elections in all Ontario municipalities, including the Township of Perry, are governed by the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 (the “MEA”).  On June 9, 2016, the Municipal Elections Modernization Act, 2016, or Bill 181, received Royal Assent, making a number of changes to the MEA.

A review of these changes can be found here.