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Candidates for The Municipal Election - October 12-22, 2018

Posted On: Monday, August 20, 2018

NOMINATIONS CLOSED WITH 3 Candidates for Mayor; 3 for Deputy Mayor and 10 for Councillor

Candidates for The Municipal Election - October 12-22, 2018


Front Row, l-r : For Mayor Alar Soever, David Wilding-Davies, Gail Ardiel; For Councillor June Porter, Andrea Matrosovs, Rob Sampson, Paula Hope, Jim Uram, Rob Potter;

Back Row l-r : For Deputy Mayor Odette Bartnicki, Paul Mitchell, Michael Martin, For Councillor John White, Peter Bordignon, Alex Maxwell, Terrence Pettit


Internet and Telephone Voting

The Town of The Blue Mountains will be using both internet and telephone voting in the 2018 Municipal Election.

Mail-in and paper ballots will not be used. With internet and telephone voting, electors will have the opportunity to cast their ballots where telephone or internet service is available.

The Town will offer Help Centres and Education Centres throughout the election period to ensure all voters have the opportunity to participate.

October 4, 2018 - You should receive your Voter Identification Letter in the mail on or around this date.

October 12, 2018 - Voting period opens at 10 a.m.

October 22, 2018 - Voting period closes at 8 p.m.

October 22, 2018 -- Posting of results no earlier than 8:15 p.m. in The Blue Mountains Council Chamber, 32 Mill St., Thornbury

Key Dates
Nomination/campaign period begins
May 1, 2018
The last day to file nomination papers and last day to withdraw nominations
July 27, 2018 - 2:00 p.m.
Election Day
October 22, 2018
Beginning of  term of office
December 1, 2018
End of term of office
November 14, 2022

Mayor (One to be elected)

Deputy Mayor (One to be elected)

Councillors (Five to be elected)


Candidates for The Bluewater District School Board

Bluewater District School Board serves Bruce and Grey Counties with approximately 16,200 students in 39 elementary schools and 9 secondary schools.  There are nine elected trustees and one appointed Indigenous trustee who form the Board of Trustees.

Bluewater District School Board trustees and staff are guided by the vision, mission and priorities that are outlined in the board's Multi-Year Strategic Plan.  More detailed information on the implementation of the Multi-Year Strategic Plan and the work of the board can be found in the Director's Annual Report 2017.

Trustee, Bluewater District Board of Education (ACCLAIMED), representing the combined area of The Blue Mountains and Meaford

Frances Morgan    519-986-2731 


A Couple of Changes to the Elections Act


The limit for campaign contributions to one candidate is now $1,200, increased from $750. Corporations and trade unions are not permitted to make contributions to candidates.

Third Party Advertising

There are now rules for third party advertising. Campaigning for a “yes” or “no” answer to a question on the ballot is now considered to be third party advertising. For detailed information about third party advertising, see the 2018 Guide for Third Party Advertisers.  Click Here


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