Election Information

General election information and the role our Clerk's department plays in the process.

The Town Clerk is appointed the Municipal Returning Officer and is responsible for the administration and management of municipal elections. 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
  • certification and distribution of election results

Every four years, the Town Clerk, as Returning Officer, conducts elections for the offices of:

  • Mayor
  • Town Councillor
  • Town and Regional Councillor
  • Halton District Public School Board Trustee
  • Halton Catholic District School Board Trustee
  • Conseil scolaire Viamonde Trustee
  • Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir  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 Province of Ontario's Municipal Act page or visit the Council Roles and Remuneration page.