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2018 Election

The Next Municipal Election is Monday, October 22, 2018

Nomination Period: commences on May 1, 2018 at the Clerk's Office during regular office hours. 

Nomination Day: Friday, July 27, 2018 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the Clerk's Department.

Election Campaign Period: begins on the day a nomination for office is filed and ends on December 31.  A contribution SHALL NOT be made to or accepted by or on behalf of a person unless he or she is a candidate.

In accordance with the Municipal Elections Act, every four (4) years, the Town Clerk as the Returning Officer conducts elections for the offices of:


  • Mayor, to be elected at large
  • Deputy Mayor, to be elected at large
  • 5 Councillors, to be elected at large

School Board Trustees (1 each):

  • Greater Essex County District School Board
  • Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board
  • Conseil Scolaire Viamonde Geographic Area #10
  • Conseil Scolaire Catholique Providence Secteur Geographique #6


Key Dates:

Election Day:              Monday, October 22, 2018

Nomination Day:         Friday, July 27, 2018 until 2:00 PM

Nomination Period:     May 1 to July 27, 2018 (until 2:00 PM) Inclusive

Advanced Polls:          Wednesday, October 3, 2018  AND Saturday, October 13, 2018




Qualifications for Candidates and/or Electors:

To be a candidate, you MUST be a qualified elector.  A person is entitled to be an elector if, on Voting Day (October 22, 2018) he or she:

a)         resides in the local municipality, or is the owner or tenant of land there, or the spouse of such owner or tenant;

b)         is a Canadian citizen;

c)         is at least 18 years old; and,

d)         is not prohibited by the Elections Act or any other legislation from voting or holding Municipal Office.


Voting Method:

For the 2018 Municipal Election, the Town of Amherstburg will utilize the traditional method of voting whereby electors will attend a prescribed polling location (to be announced at a later date) to cast their ballot.  Electronic tabulators will be utilized to assist in the counting of the ballots.  This is the same method that was used in the 2014 election.


Procedures for 2018 Vote and Vote Counting Equipment


Voter Eligibility:

To vote in the municipal election, you must be a qualified elector.  That means, on Voting Day you MUST be:

  • a resident of the Town of Tecumseh, or an owner or tenant of the land in the Town, or the spouse of such an owner or tenant;
  • a Canadian citizen;
  • at least 18 years old; and,
  • not prohibited from voting by law

The Municipal Elections Act, 1996 prohibits the following individuals from voting:

  • any person who is not qualified;
  • a person who is serving a sentence or imprisonment in a penal or correctional institution;
  • a  corporation;
  • a person acting as executor or trustee or in any other representative capacity;
  • a person who has been convicted of corrupt practices under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 if voting day in the current election is less than five years after voting day in the election in respect of which he or she was convicted; and,
  • anyone who is prohibited by law from voting


Voters List:

The Town of Amherstburg in conjunction with the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) attempts to keep the voters list current.  In an effort to ensure that you are on the voters list, we would ask that you contact the municipal offices at (519) 736-0012 if you have:

  • recently moved into the municipality;
  • have attained the age of 18;
  • have changed your address within the Town of Amherstburg; and,
  • have changed your school support

Application to Amend Voters' List - Form EL15


Paula Parker, Clerk & Returning Officer                     Jerry Marion, Election Coordinator

Town of Amherstburg                                                   Town of Amherstburg        


To be placed on the Election Volunteer List, please contact:

Carol Pare at or at 519-736-0012  ext. 2201



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