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Municipal Elections

 

Halton Region holds a municipal election every 4 years on the date established by Ontario. On this page, find out more about election results and timing.

2018 Municipal Election

The Municipal Election to elect a Regional Chair for the Regional Municipality of Halton was held on October 22, 2018. View the official results.

For information related to elections for the offices of Mayor, Regional Councillor, Local Councillor or School Board Trustee, please refer to the website for the local municipality where you reside:

Additional Information

The Term of Office is December 1, 2018 to November 14, 2022.

Dates Period Description

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 to Friday, July 27, 2018

Nomination Period

Nominations for the office of Regional Chair may be filed in person or by an agent at the Regional Clerk’s Office, Halton Regional Centre, Level 3, 1151 Bronte Road, Oakville view map (external link), Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding statutory holidays, from Tuesday, May 1, 2018 to Thursday, July 26, 2018.

On Nomination Day (Friday, July 27, 2018), nominations may only be filed between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Day Nomination Paper filed to Monday, December 31, 2018

Campaign Period

The campaign period for each candidate begins on the day the candidate files a nomination paper and ends on December 31, 2018 unless the nomination is withdrawn, the Regional Clerk rejects the nomination or the candidate is continuing his or her campaign to erase a deficit.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Nomination Day

Last day for filing nomination papers. Nomination papers filed on this date may only be filed between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Office of the Regional Clerk.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Withdrawal of Nominations

Last day for withdrawing a nomination. Withdrawal of Nomination forms must be filed before 2 p.m

 

Election Signs

Candidates should check with their Local Municipality regarding the erection of election signs. Halton Region’s By-law 36-01 (PDF file) (consolidated) prohibits election signs on Regional road rights-of-way.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Certification of Nomination Papers

The Regional Clerk will examine nomination papers for certification or rejection before 4 p.m.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Acclamations

If after 4 p.m. there is only one certified candidate for the office of Regional Chair, the Regional Clerk shall declare the candidate to be duly elected.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Certificate of Maximum Campaign Spending Limit, Final Amount

Last day for the Regional Clerk to provide a certificate of maximum campaign expense limit to all candidates.

Monday, October 22, 2018

ELECTION DAY

Voting is held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Week of October 22, 2018

Official Results

As soon as possible after Election Day, the Regional Clerk will publicly declare the candidate with the highest number of votes to be elected for the position of Regional Chair.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Term of Office Commences

The December 3, 2018 to November 14, 2022 term of office commences.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Inaugural Meeting of Council

Elected members must take the oath of office prior to taking their seat.

Monday, December 31, 2018

End of Campaign Period

This is the end of the campaign period unless the candidate withdraws his or her nomination, the nomination is rejected by the Regional Clerk or the candidate is continuing the campaign to erase a deficit. Candidates may not raise funds or incur expenses beyond this date unless they have a deficit and have notified the Regional Clerk in writing of the extension to the campaign period.

Monday, December 31, 2018

Notification to the Regional Clerk of a Deficit and Continuation of Campaign Period

If a candidate has a deficit on this date and wishes to continue campaigning to eliminate the deficit, the candidate must submit the Notice of Extension of Campaign Period, Form 6 to the Regional Clerk in person on or before 4:30 p.m., December 31, 2018. Failure to do so will mean that the campaign period automatically ends on this date.

NOTE: Halton Region is closed from December 24, 2018 to January 1, 2019 for the holiday season. If required, Form 6 must be submitted to the Clerk before 4:30 p.m., Friday December 21, 2018.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Last day to apply for extension for filing of financial statements

A candidate may apply to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice to extend the time to file the financial statement for the campaign period ending Dec. 31, 2018. The court may grant an extension of no more than 90 days. The Clerk must be advised of the court application prior to 2 p.m. on Friday, March 29, 2019.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Deadline for filing of financial statements

Candidates must file Form 4 (external link) with the Regional Clerk no later than 2 p.m. This deadline is firm. If an application has been made to the Court for an extension, the Clerk must be notified by 2 p.m.

How to make an application for a compliance audit of one of the candidates for Regional Chair?

Please complete and submit the Compliance Audit application form no later than 90 days after the deadline for filing financial statements (March 29, 2019).

Applications for compliance audits for candidates or registered third parties for elections held in the City of Burlington, Town of Halton Hills, or the Town of Oakville must be made through the Clerk’s Offices of those municipalities.

What are the steps for the Compliance Audit?

Step 1: If an application is received, a meeting of the Committee will be scheduled. This meeting will be held publicly. Both the Applicant and the subject of the application (Candidate, or candidate’s agent) will have the opportunity to make a presentation to the Committee. Delegations by other parties are not permitted.

Step 2: Within 30 days of receiving the application, the Committee shall consider whether to grant or to reject it. The Committee shall provide written reasons for its decision, which shall be provided to the Applicant and the Candidate, and posted on the Region’s website.

Step 3: If the application is granted, the Committee may elect to appoint an Auditor to review the financial statement of the Candidate. The Auditor’s report will be considered at a subsequent meeting of the Committee. Based on the report, the Committee may elect to begin legal proceedings against the Candidate.

Committee Members (2018-2022)

  • Tazrian Alam
  • Melissa Coulson
  • Keith Doxsee
  • Maciej Jurczyk
  • Brett Stein
  • Scott Tipping

Submit completed applications for Compliance Audits to the attention of:

Graham Milne, Regional Clerk

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