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Municipal Elections are held every four (4) years on the fourth Monday in October. The next election will take place on October 22, 2018.

The term of all offices to which the Municipal Elections Act applies is four years, beginning on December 1 in the year of a regular election.

The Council for the Township of North Kawartha consists of five members; Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Councillor at Large, Councillor for Ward 1 (former Chandos Township) and Councillor for Ward 2 (former Burleigh and Anstruther Township).

Voting Method

On March 7, 2017, Council adopted a by-law to approve the use of internet and telephone voting for the 2018 Municipal and School Board Election. Ranked ballots will not be implemented in 2018.

The Township has used a mail-in-ballot since the 2000 Municipal and School Board Election. Council determines the method of voting and may consider other voting methods for future elections.

Municipal Elections Act

Bill 181 was introduced to make changes to the Municipal Elections Act. Some changes do not come into effect until April 1, 2018, in time for the next municipal election. The changes reflect recommendations from the public, municipal councils and muncipal staff. Some of the changes are as follows:

Filing of Nominations: May 1st, 2018 (formerly the first business day in January) Nomination Day: July 27th, 2018 (formerly the 2nd Friday in September)

Nomination and Eligibility: Anyone wishing to run for office on a Council in the 2018 Election must submit the signatures of 25 voters in support of the nomination. 

North Kawartha Elections are held for the following Offices:

Mayor; Deputy Mayor; Councillor At Large (one for each office to be elected at large)

Councillor Ward 1 (Chandos) (one elected by Ward 1 electors )

Councillor Ward 2 (Burleigh-Anstruther) (one elected by Ward 2 electors)

Trustee for English Language Public

Trustee for English Language Separate

Counseiller(ère), Le Conseil scolaire Viamonde

Counseiller(ère), Le Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud

A person is entitled to be an elector at an election held in a local municipality if on Voting Day, he or she,

  • resides in the local municipality, or is the owner or tenant of land there, or the spouse of such owner or tenant; and
  • is a Canadian Citizen
  • is at least 18 years old; and
  • is not prohibited from voting under Section 17 Subsection 3 or otherwise by law.

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North Kawartha Election Staff will be pleased to assist you. Please contact Connie Parent, Clerk/Election Returning Officer .