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Municipal Election

The current term of office for elected officials in the offices of Mayor, Councillor and School Board Trustee is December 1, 2014 to November 30, 2018.

When is the next municipal election?

The next regular municipal election is Monday, October 22, 2018

What are the key dates

Tuesday May 1, 2018 

First day candidates are able to file nomination papers

First day for an individual or entity to file a Notice of Registration as a third party

Friday July 27, 2018 

Final day candidates are able to file nomination papers (9 am to 2 pm)

Deadline to withdraw nomination papers (before 2 pm)

Who can vote?

 On Voting Day you must be:

  • a resident of the Town of LaSalle, or an owner or tenant of land in the Town, or the spouse of such an owner or tenant
  • a Canadian citizen
  • at least 18 years old; and
  • not prohibited from voting by law

 The Municipal Elections Act, 1996 prohibits the following from voting:

  •   any person who is not qualified
  • a person who is serving a sentence or imprisonment in a penal or correctional institution
  • a corporation
  • a person acting as executor or trustee or in any other representative capacity
  • a person who has been convicted of corrupt practices under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 if voting day in the current election is less than 5 years after voting day in the election in respect of which he or she was convicted; and
  • anyone who is prohibited by law from voting

Which offices are being elected?

Mayor

Deputy Mayor

Councillors

Greater Essex County District School Board

Conseil scolaire Viamonde (French public)

Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board

Conseil scolaire catholique Providence (French catholic)

How do I file my nomination?

You must file in person at the Clerk's Office, LaSalle Civic Centre, 5950 Malden Road. You must complete the following forms that will be available on our website in 2018: 

  • Nomination Form
  • Signature of 25 voters supporting the nomination*
  • Declaration of Qualifications for Municipal Candidates
    - or -
    Declaration of Qualifications for School Board Candidates

You will also need to pay the nomination fee and provide identification. You are also required to answer an oath at our office.

*The requirement to submit 25 nomination signatures does not apply to candidates running for school board trustee positions.

What method of voting will be used?

For the convenience of our voters, internet and telephone voting will be used.  There will not be polling stations. 

An Administrative report recommending E-Voting (internet and phone) was approved by Council through resolution 134/17 on April 11, 2017. Bylaw #7996, authorizing the use of internet and telepone voting for the 2018 Municipal Election was then adopted.  

Changes to the Municipal Elections Act

Bill 181, The Municipal Elections Modernization Act, 2016, came into effect June 9, 2016 and makes changes to the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 that apply to the 2018 municipal election. 

For an overview of these changes visit the Ministry of Municipal Affairs website or see the updated Municipal Elections Act.

Accessibility

Alternate forms of documents are available upon request.

Questions?

If you have questions about the 2018 municipal or school board election, send us an email at:

election@lasalle.ca