2018 Municipal Election

This upcoming fall,  Municipality of Marmora and Lake voters will elect a 2018-2022 Municipal Council and School Board Trustees.  Below are key dates and information for potential candidates and residents.

NOMINATION PERIOD (MAY 1st – July 27th )

The nomination period for the 2018 Municipal and School Board election will commence May 1st, 2018 through until July 27th, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

Interested individuals wishing to register as candidates must ensure their nomination papers are filed within this time frame.

The Municipality along with the Hastings County Clerks and Treasurers Association will be holding a candidate information session “So you want to run for Council” on April 25th, 2018 at the Madoc Arts Centre from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.  Anyone considering running for Council is encouraged to attend.  If you have any questions regarding this candidate training please contact Tonia Bennett, Municipal Clerk ( t.bennett@marmoraandlake.ca ) for additional information.


The Municipal Elections Act now regulates third party advertising.  A third party advertiser is an individual, corporation or union that advertises in support or opposition of a candidate or supports a  yes/no question on the ballot.  A third party advertiser acts on their own and is independent of candidates.

Third Party advertisers must register with the Municipality between May 1st and October 19th, 2018

Additional information related to third party advertisers will be posted on the website once available.



Additional information will continue to be posted on the Municipal website as it is available.

The Clerk is appointed the Municipal Returning Officer under the Municipal Elections Act and is responsible for the administration and management of the Municipal Elections every four (4) years. Accordingly, the Clerk’s Department is involved in accepting nominations of candidates running for office, preparing voters’ lists, preparing ballots, selecting staff and certification and distribution of Election results.

Office To Be Elected

In this election you will be selecting the following representatives for the period December 1, 2018 to November 14, 2022.
Municipal Council     Mayor – One to be elected
Deputy Mayor – One to be elected
Councillor – Three to be elected

Are you recorded as an eligible elector on the Voters List?

voterlookup.ca allows electors to confirm whether they are on the Preliminary List of Electors, used to prepare the Voters’ List for election day.  Visit voterlookup.ca to confirm and update your elector details.  Have your say. – To be launched soon!

For more information, please contact Tonia Bennett, Municipal Clerk 613-472-2629 ext.2221 or MPAC at 1 866 296-6722

Do you need to make changes to your voters list information?

Click here to access the Application to Amend Voters List form. You can use this form to add your name to the voters list or to update your information.

Not on the Voters List?

If you are not on the Voters’ List or the information about you is incorrect, you may go to the Municipal Offices at the address and times listed and fill out an application to be added to the list. Please note that the Clerk may require that you provide proof of identification or proof of qualification as an elector. Please call the Municipal Office to determin what documentation you may need.

Who May Vote?

Any person who on Voting Day meets all the following qualifications is eligible to vote.

  • A Canadian citizen

  • At least 18 years old

  • Residing in the local municipality or an owner or tenant of land there, or the spouse of such owner or tenant

  • Not otherwise prohibitied from voting

The following people are not entitled to vote.

  • A person serving a sentenece of imprisonment in a penal or correctional institution

  • A corporation

  • A person convitcted of corrupt practice for an election held within four years of voting day

  • A person acting as an executor or trustee on behalf of the person they are representing unless they have been appointed as a voting proxy

Number of Votes

A voter is entitled to vote once in a municipality and once for a school board even if the voter has more than one qualifying address within the municipality or school board. The place where they reside is where they vote. A voter may only have one permanent residence.

Vote by Internet/Telephone

The alternative Voting Method “Vote by Internet/Telephone” is being used for the 2018 Municipal Election. Voting Pins will be mailed by Canada Post, to electors whose name appears on the voters list of electors. You will be issued one voting kit. Should you receive more than one kit, please note that it is against the law to vote more than once in a municipality (Municipal Election Act 97, s 51 (2)).

Youtube Instructional Video- Vote by Internet (will be available at a later date)

Youtube Instructional Video-Vote by Telephone (will be available at a later date)

Other Election Information

Voters’ Guide for Ontario Municipal and School Board Elections – Click here (to be updated soon)

Municipal Elections – Information Guide for School Board Trustee Candidates – Click here (to be updated soon)

Information for Candidates – Click here (to be updated soon)

Candidates’ Guide for Ontario Municipal and School Board Elections – Click here (to be updated soon)

Municipal Elections Act – Click here

AMO Course: So you Want to Run for Council? Click here for course details. (to be updated)

For more information regarding the upcoming Municipal Election please contact:

Tonia Bennett, Clerk/Returning Officer 613-472-2629 t.bennett@marmoraandlake.ca