Municipal Election 2018

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Official 2018 Election Results

List of Candidates 2018

Certified List of Candidates.


Notice to Broadcasters

Broadcasters and publishers must comply with new laws on third party advertising during the upcoming 2018 Municipal Election.  The Notice to Broadcasters outlines the legal obligations for broadcasters and publishers as well as other important information.

How to become a candidate

Nomination process

A person may be nominated for an office by filing a Nomination Paper (Form 1) in the Clerk's Office, in person or by an agent. 

Nomination papers will be available in the Clerk's Office:

  • During regular office hours (May 1 to July 26, 2018)
    • 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • On July 27, 2018
    • 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

*Effective April 1, 2018, individuals wishing to run for office must be endorsed by at least 25 voters eligible to vote in the 2018 Tillsonburg Municipal Election. Voters may endorse more than one nomination.

No faxed or other electronically transmitted Nomination Papers (Form 1) will be accepted. Original signatures are required.


The filing of a nomination paper (Form 1) must be accompanied by:

  • Filing Fee (payable by cash, certified cheque or money order payable to the municipality);

    • Mayor - $200
    • Councillor - $100

  • A prescribed statement of qualifications, signed by the person being nominated;
  • Proof of identity and residence as prescribed in O. Reg. 304/13.
Nomination period 

The nomination period opens Tuesday, May 1, 2018.

The nomination period closes Friday, July 27, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. 


Candidates can also withdraw nomination papers, in writing, at the Clerk's Office before 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 27, 2018. Withdrawals sent by email, mail or fax ARE NOT permitted.

Important information for all candidates 

The final list of certified candidates will be posted at the Clerk's Office (200 Broadway), Customer Service Centre (10 Lisgar) and on on or before Wednesday, August 1, 2018.

To view the candidates guide for more information, please click here.


Contributions to registered candidates

Contributions can only be accepted from an elgible contributor to a candidate or to an individual acting under the direction of the candidate.

Eligible Contributors:

  • an individual who normally resides in Ontario
  • the candidate and his/her spouse (whom reside in Ontario)- maximum contribution limits do not apply

Contributions exceeding $25 must be provided in a manner that associates their name and payment account information (NOT cash) with the contribution.

Contributions cannot exceed:

  • $1200 to any one candidate/office
  • $5000 to 2 or more candidates for office on the same council
Third Party Advertising

All third party advertisers must file a "Notice of Registration for Third Party Advertiser" Form and be certified by the Clerk. 

Third Party Advertisers can be:

  • an individual who is normally a resident in Ontario
  • a corporation that carries business in Ontario
  • a trade union that holds bargaining rights for employees in Ontario

Ineligible third party advertisers are:

  • a candidate whose nomination has been filed
  • a Federal political party registered under the Canada Elections Act or any federal constituency association or registered candidate at a federal election endorsed by the party
  • a Provincial political party, constituency association, registered candidate or leadership contestant registered under the Election Finances Act
  • the Crown in right of Canada or Ontario, a municipality or local board

Contributions and expenses of the third party advertisers can only occur during the campaign period.

Campaign Period:

Begins: the day the third party registers and is certified

Ends: December 31, 2018.


Campaigining can begin once the Nomination Paper has been filed.


Campaigning materials are the responsibility of the candidate and must include the same name as shown on the Candidate's Nomination Form and the materials must NOT include the Town's logo or other insignia. 


Materials cannot be placed on municipally-owned or leased properties except for road allowances.


The Clerk will calculate the maximum amount of campaign expenses that each candidate may incur and will provide a "Certificate of Maximum Campaign Expenses" Form to the candidate on or before September 25, 2018.

Financial Disclosure

 Financial Statements- Auditor's Report must be filed at the Town office:

  • Before March 29, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

Candidates, whose campaign contributions and total expenses are equal to or less than $10,000 are not required to file an auditor's report with the financial statement.


A registered third party advertiser whose expenses and/or contributions exceed $10,000 must file an auditor's report with the financial statement.

Preliminary List of Electors/Voters' List
All certified candidates are entitled to receive two (2) copies or an electronic format of the voters list and must sign a statement acknowledging that this list shall not be used for commercial purposes.

No person shall obtain or attempt to obtain information about how a voter intends to vote or has voted.


No person shall communicate any of the above information inadvertently obtained.


No person shall interfere or attempt to interfere with an elector during the voting process.


No elector shall reveal how they intend to vote (unless requesting support from a support person or election official).


Scrutineers may be appointed in writing by the candidate to access a Candidate module showing voter sequence numbers and/or electors names entitled to vote for their designate officer.  This module allows them to identify all of the electors that have participated.  Scrutineers must follow all instructions provided by the Clerk or election official, otherwise they can be requested to leave a Voter Help Centre and their appointment can be revoked.


Scrutineers and Candidates are prohibited from:

  • attempting directly or indirectly to interfere with how an elector votes
  • displaying campaign material at Voter Help Centres
  • compromising the secrecy of voting
  • interfering or attempting to interfere with an elector who is voting
  • obtaining or attempting to obtain information on how a voter intends to vote




How to Vote

Voting in the 2018 Municipal Election will be by telephone or internet. All eligible voters will receive a Voter Information Letter by mail. This sealed envelope will contain a Personal Identification Number (PIN) and a telephone access number and internet address for voting.  This allows voters to vote from the convenience of their own home or office. Contact information for the Voter Help Centre will also be included.

Advanced Polls
 Senior's Non Profit Housing - Maple Lane 

31 Maple Lane, Tillsonburg

Friday, October 19, 2018
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 Senior's Non Profit Housing- Queen Street

53 Queen Street, Tillsonburg

Friday, October 19, 2018
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

 Harvest Crossing Retirement Community

15 Harvest Avenue, Tillsonburg

Friday, October 19, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

 Tillsonburg Retirement Centre

183 Rolph Street, Tillsonburg

Thursday, October 18, 2018
2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 Woodingford Lodge

52 Venison Street W., Tillsonburg

Thursday, October 18, 2018
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

 Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital

167 Rolph Street, Tillsonburg

Thursday, October 18, 2018
10:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

 Maple Manor Nursing Home

73 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg

Thursday, October 18, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

 The Livingston Centre

96 Tillson Avenue, Tillsonburg

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

 Hickory Hills Recreation Centre

48 Wilson Avenue, Tillsonburg

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 Baldwin Place Recreation Centre

142 Weston Drive, Tillsonburg

Monday, October 15, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 Tillsonburg Town Centre Mall

200 Broadway, Tillsonburg

Saturday, October 13, 2018 
Saturday, October 20, 2018
1:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m.


A person is entitled to be an elector if, on Voting Day, he or she:

  • is a Canadian citizen
  • is at least 18 years old
  • resides in the Town of Tillsonburg, or is the owner or tenant of land in the Town of Tillsonburg, or the spouse/same-sex partner of such a person; and
  • is not prohibited from voting under subsection 17(3) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 or otherwise, by law.

The following are prohibited from voting:

  • a person serving a prison sentence in a penal/correctional institution
  • a corporation
  • a person acting as an executor or trustee or in any other representative capacity
  • a person who was convicted of the corrupt practice described in subsection 90 (3), if voting day in the current election is less than 5 years after voting day in the election in which he or she was convicted
Voting Process

Voters will receive a Voter Information Letter that will include:

  • instructions on how to vote using the internet or telephone
  • unique PIN allowing each voter to vote once
  • dates and hours of voting
  • locations and phone numbers of the Voter Help Centres

Should a voter receive more than one Voter Information Letter they must return the other letter(s) to the Tillsonburg Customer Service Centre (10 Lisgar Ave.).


Electors will be given an opportunity to change their vote before confirming the vote.  The voting system allows voters to decline from voting if they wish.


The Clerk will report the "unofficial" results as soon as practical on or after 8:30 p.m. on Monday, October 22, 2018 at the Marwood Lounge in the Tillsonburg Community Centre Complex (45 Hardy Avenue, Tillsonburg).

Corrections to the Voters' List

Voters Help Centres can assist with:

  • adding eligible voters who are not currently on the list
  • providing a new Voter Information Letter or PIN if these were lost or never received (the proper identification and information must be provided to the election official)

Satisfactory identification includes: 

  1. An Ontario driver's licence.
  2. An Ontario Health Card (photo card).
  3. An Ontario Photo Card.
  4. An Ontario motor vehicle permit (vehicle portion).
  5. A cancelled personalized cheque.
  6. A mortgage statement, lease or rental agreement relating to property in Ontario.
  7. An insurance policy or insurance statement.
  8. A loan agreement or other financial agreement with a financial institution.
  9. A document issued or certified by a court in Ontario.
  10. Any other document from the government of Canada, Ontario or a municipality in Ontario or from an agency of such a government.
  11. Any document from a Band Council in Ontario established under the Indian Act (Canada).
  12. An income tax assessment notice.
  13. A Child Tax Benefit Statement.
  14. A Statement of Employment Insurance Benefits Paid T4E.
  15. A Statement of Old Age Security T4A (OAS).
  16. A Statement of Canada Pension Plan Benefits T4A (P).
  17. A Canada Pension Plan Statement of Contributions.
  18. A Statement of Direct Deposit for Ontario Works.
  19. A Statement of Direct Deposit for Ontario Disability Support Program.
  20. A Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Statement of Benefits T5007.
  21. A property tax assessment.
  22. A credit card statement, bank account statement, or RRSP, RRIF, RHOSP or T5 statement.
  23. A CNIB Card or a card from another registered charitable organization that provides services to persons with disabilities.
  24. A hospital card or record.
  25. A document showing campus residence, issued by the office or officials responsible for student residence at a post-secondary institution.
  26. A document showing residence at a long-term care home under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007, issued by the Administrator for the home.
  27. A utility bill for hydro, water, gas, telephone or cable TV or a bill from a public utilities commission.
  28. A cheque stub, T4 statement or pay receipt issued by an employer.
  29. A transcript or report card from a post-secondary school.

All Voter Help Centres will be fully accessible to all candidates and electors with disabilities pursuant to the Corporation of the Town of Tillsonburg's Accessibility Policy and the Municipal Election Accessibility Plan 2018.


All electors may vote with the assistance of a support person or election official that has taken the appropriate oath.


Free internet access is available at the Tillsonburg Public Library.