The next provincial election is on June 12, 2014. For information visit the Elections Ontario website.
The next regular municipal election is on October 27, 2014. Visit the town's 2014 Elections website for details.
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.
Visit the 2014 Elections website for details about the nomination process.