2015 Municipal By-Election - Ward 6
July 13, 2015
A by-election is an election to fill a vacancy arising during a term of office. On April 27, 2015, Council declared the Town Councillor - Ward 6 seat vacant and voted for a by-election to be held to fill the vacant seat in accordance with the Municipal Elections Act.
Nomination form and Declaration of Qualification form for the 2015 Municipal By-Election may be filed in the Town of Oakville's Clerk's department, 1225 Trafalgar Road, from April 28, 2015 to May 28, 2015, during regular business hours (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) and on Nomination Day, May 29, 2015, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. The term of office for Town Councillor, Ward 6, will end November 30, 2018.
More information will be posted on Oakville's elections website as it becomes available.
Visit the town's 2014 Elections website for official results and candidate financial information.
The Town Clerk is appointed the Municipal Returning Officer by statute and is responsible for the administration and management of municipal elections every four years. For that reason, the Clerk's department is responsible for accepting nominations of candidates running for office, preparing voters' lists, preparing ballots, selecting sites and staff for voting locations for advance voting days and voting day, and certification and distribution of election results.
Every four years, in accordance with the Municipal Elections Act, the Town Clerk, as Returning Officer, conducts elections for the offices of:
- Town Councillors
- Town and Regional Councillors
- Halton District Public School Board Trustees
- Halton Catholic District School Board Trustees
- Conseil scolaire Viamonde Trustee
- Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud Trustee
- Regional Chair
The role of Council and the role of head of Council can be found in the Municipal Act Sections 224, 225 and 226.1 respectively. For more details visit the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing or visit the Council Roles and Remuneration page.