The next Municipal Election will be held on Monday, October 22, 2018. View the current candidate list to see who's in the running and our Election Procedures for information.

Important dates

  • Nomination start date – May 1, 2018
  • Nomination end date – July 27, 2018 at 2 p.m.
  • Voting day – October 22, 2018
  • New term start date – December 1, 2018

Information for voters

Every four years, voters across Ontario decide who will represent their interests and lead their communities by electing the members of their municipal councils and school boards.

Voter eligibility

To be eligible to vote in Georgian Bay, you must meet the requirements set out in the 2018 Voters' Guide.

Are you in our Voter Database?

Check if you're on the list by using our Voter Lookup Tool below, or by contacting our Clerk at 705-538-2337 x242.


Voter Registration

Not currently part of the Voter Database? You can register to vote right here! Make sure to upload a colour copy of your identification. 

Casting your vote

You can vote by internet and telephone only. There will be no mail-in ballots. Watch this how-to video for casting your vote online.

Information for candidates

Nominations will be accepted for the 2018 Municipal Election from May 1 to July 27, 2018. If you're thinking about running for Council or a local School Board, here is what you need to know.

Nomination day

You can file your nomination paper starting Tuesday May 1, 2018.

A candidate can run for the following offices:

  • Mayor
  • District and Township Councillor (Wards 1 and 3)
  • District and Township Councillor (Wards 2 and 4)
  • Councillor (Wards 1 through 4)
  • District Chair (file your nomination paper at the District of Muskoka office)

Nomination packages are available for pick up at the municipal office.

Candidate eligibility

To be eligible as a candidate in Georgian Bay, you must meet the requirements set out in the Declaration of Qualification and have at least 25 eligible signatures on your Endorsement of Nomination form.

Filing fees

Candidates can run for office by filing their nomination with the Clerk. The nomination filing fee is $200 for Mayor and $100 for all other offices.

Additional information and forms

Information for third party advertisers

The Municipal Elections Act now includes rules for third party advertising. A third party advertisement is any ad that promotes, supports or opposes a candidate in an election.

Register to be a third party advertiser

Third party advertisers must register with the Clerk by submitting their Notice of Registration. Registration is open May 1 to October 19, 2018.

Third party advertiser eligibility

To be eligible to advertise for municipal elections in Georgian Bay, you must meet the requirements set out in the guide for third party advertisers.

Additional information and forms

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