The upcoming Municipal Election to elect a Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Councillors and School Board Trustees will take place in October 2018.
Nominations will open on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 and close on Friday, July 27, 2018 at 2 p.m. These dates differ from previous elections due to changes in the Municipal Elections Act. The nomination period previously ran from the first business day in January until the second Friday in September.
As in 2014, Council of the Municipality of Meaford approved the use of Electronic Voting (telephone/internet) for the 2018 Municipal and School Board Elections. The voting period will be between October 12 and 22, 2018.
With electronic voting, electors can vote anytime and anyplace, by telephone, handheld device, tablet, or personal computer. Voter help centres will be set up during the 11-day voting period to assist residents confirming they are on the voters’ list and access the internet should they need it.
For more information about the election, changes to the legislation since the 2014 election and if you are interested in becoming a candidate, please visit www.meafordvotes.ca. The website will be updated regularly during 2018 to provide information to voters and candidates.