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Key Dates in the 2018 Municipal and School Board Election

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

  • First day for candidates to file a nomination paper for the office of mayor, regional chair, city council, regional council or school board trustee.
  • First day for an individual or entity to file a notice of registration as a third party advertiser.
  • Campaign period begins once a nomination paper or notice of registration is filed.
  • Preliminary expense limit and other legislative documentation provided to candidates and third party advertisers on the day they file.

Friday, July 27, 2018

  • Last day for a candidate to file or withdraw a nomination.
  • Nominations or withdrawal cannot be accepted beyond 2 p.m.

Monday, July 30, 2018

  • Certification of nomination papers to be completed by 4 p.m.
  • Declaration of acclamation provided after 4 p.m.
  • After the certification of the candidates, Proxy appointment forms will be available for electors who cannot vote on any of the voting days.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

  • Voters' list available to certified candidates.
  • Revision period begins - Electors may update or add their name to the voters' list.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

  • Final expense limits provided to candidates and third party advertisers.

Friday, October 19, 2018

  • Last day for an individual or entity to file a notice of registration as a third party advertiser.

Monday, October 22, 2018 - Election Day

  • Voting Day - Polls will be open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Monday, December 3, 2018

  • Inaugural Meeting of City Council, 2018-2022

Monday, December 31, 2018

  • Campaign period ends for candidates and registered third parties.
  • Last day for candidate or registered third parties to file an Extension of campaign period (Form 6).

 

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Questions, Assistance, and Accessibility

If you have questions, comments or concerns regarding the Municipal Election, please contact the City Clerk’s staff. They will be pleased to assist you.

Telephone: 905-735-1700 ext. 2193
Email: election@welland.ca

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