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Key dates - 2018 Municipal Elections

May 1, 2018 – Nomination Period Begins

  • First day for candidates to file a nomination paper for the office of mayor, councillor or school board trustee. A candidate’s campaign period begins once their nomination paper has been filed, meaning they may begin accepting contributions and spending money on their campaign.
  • First day for an individual, corporation, or trade union to file a notice of registration as a third party advertiser. The campaign period for a registered third party begins once their registration paper has been filed, meaning they may begin accepting contributions and spending money on their campaign.

July 27, 2018 – Nomination Day

  • Candidates have until 2 pm to file their nomination paper. 
  • A candidate who wishes to withdraw their nomination has until 2 pm to notify the Clerk by filing a written withdrawal.
  • Nominations or withdrawals cannot be accepted after 2 pm.

August 23, 2018

  • First day an election sign can be placed on private property.

September 1, 2018 – Voters’ List Revision Period Begins

  • Copies of the voters’ list available to certified candidates upon written request.
  • Am I on the Voters’ List? search tool available, allowing electors to check if they are registered to vote and see how their information is currently presented on the voters’ list. Electors may use this tool from September 1 to September 15 to submit an application requesting that their information be updated or that their name be added or removed from the voters’ list.

September 22, 2018

  • First day an election sign can be placed on public property.

September 25, 2018

  • Interim list of changes to the voters’ list to be provided to each certified candidate by this date.
  • Final expense limits certificate to be provided to candidates and third parties by this date.

October 4 to 7, 2018 – Special Advance Vote Days

  • First opportunity for electors to cast their ballot. Electors can cast their ballot at any one of six locations across the City between 10 am and 8 pm. Ballots for all wards will be available at all locations.

October 12, 2018 – Traditional Advance Vote Day

  • Electors can cast their ballot in their Wards between 10 am and 8 pm.

October 19, 2018

  • Last day for an individual, corporation, or trade union to file a notice of registration as a third party advertiser. 
  • Individuals, corporations, and trade unions have until 4:30 pm to file their notice of registration.

October 22, 2018 – Voting Day

  • With the exception of institutions and retirement homes that may have reduced opening hours, voting places will open at 10 am and close at 8 pm.

December 31, 2018 - Campaign Period Ends

  • Campaign period ends for candidates and registered third parties, meaning they cannot accept any contributions or incur any expenses.Candidates or registered third parties that wish to extend their campaign, due to a deficit, must file a Notice of Extension of Campaign Period, Form 6 by this date.

February 27, 2019

  • Last day for the Clerk to provide candidates and registered third parties with notice of the financial filing requirements and penalties.

March 28, 2019

  • Last day for a candidate or registered third party to apply to Superior Court of Justice to extend the time to file the financial statement.

March 29, 2019 – Deadline for Filing Financial Statements

By 2 pm:

  • Last day for all candidates and registered third parties to file a financial statement and auditors’ report for the reporting period ending December 31, 2018.
  • Last day for a candidate or registered third party to notify the Clerk in writing of a filing extension received from the Superior Court of Justice.

April 29, 2019

  • Last day (by 2 pm) for a candidate or registered third party to file a primary financial statement and pay $500 late filing fee.
  • Penalties take effect at 2:01 pm.

June 27, 2019

  • Last day for an elector to apply for a compliance audit of a candidate or registered third party’s campaign finances.

July 2, 2019 - End of the Supplementary Campaign Period

  • Campaign period ends for candidates and registered third parties that extended their campaign, meaning they cannot accept any contributions or incur any expenses.

August 28, 2019

  • Last day for the Clerk to provide candidates and registered third parties with notice of the filing requirements and penalties for supplementary financial statements and auditor’s reports.

September 26, 2019

  • Last day for a candidate or registered third party to apply to Superior Court of Justice to extend the time to file the financial statement.

September 27, 2019 - Deadline for Filing Supplementary Financial Statements

By 2 pm:

  • Last day for those who filed a Form 6 to extend the campaign period to file a financial statement and auditors’ report for the reporting period ending July 2, 2019.
  • Last day for a candidate or registered third party to notify the Clerk of a filing extension received from the Superior Court of Justice.

October 28, 2019

  • Last day (by 2 pm) for a candidate or registered third party to file a supplementary financial statement and pay $500 late filing fee.
  • Penalties take effect at 2:01 pm.

December 27, 2019

  • Last day for an elector to apply for a compliance audit on a candidate or registered third party’s supplementary financial statement.

Key dates - 2019 Rideau-Rockcliffe By-election

January 30, 2019 - Nomination Period Begins

  • First day for candidates to file a nomination paper for the office of councillor.  A candidate’s campaign period begins once their nomination paper has been filed, meaning they may begin accepting contributions and spending money on their campaign.
  • First day for an individual, corporation, or trade union to file a notice of registration as a third party advertiser. The campaign period for a registered third party begins once their registration paper has been filed, meaning they may begin accepting contributions and spending money on their campaign.

February 14, 2019

  • First day an election sign can be placed on private property.

March 1, 2019 - Nomination Day

  • Candidates have until 2 pm to file their nomination paper. 
  • A candidate who wishes to withdraw their nomination has until 2 pm to notify the Clerk by filing a written withdrawal.
  • Nominations or withdrawals cannot be accepted after 2 pm.

March 16, 2019

  • First day an election sign can be placed on public property.
  • Voter's List revision period begins. 
    • Am I on the Voters’ List? search tool available, allowing electors to check if they are registered to vote and see how their information is currently presented on the voters’ list. Electors may use this tool from March 16 to March 30 to submit an application requesting that their information be updated or that their name be added to the voters’ list.
    • Electors may also submit a paper application requesting that their information be updated or that their name be added or removed from the voters’ list.

March 18, 2019

  • Copies of the voters’ list available to certified candidates upon written request.

April 1, 2019

  • Interim list of changes to the voters’ list to be provided to each certified candidate by this date.
  • Final expense limits certificate to be provided to candidates and third parties by this date.

April 5, 2019 - Advance Vote Day

  • First opportunity for electors to cast their ballot. Electors can cast their ballot between 10 am and 8 pm.

April 12, 2019

  • Last day for an individual, corporation, or trade union to file a notice of registration as a third party advertiser. 
  • Individuals, corporations, and trade unions have until 4:30 pm to file their notice of registration.

April 15, 2019 - Voting Day

  • With the exception of institutions and retirement homes that may have reduced opening hours, voting places will open at 10 am and close at 8 pm.

April 16, 2019 – Declaration of Results and Declaration of Office

  • The Clerk is expected to declare the results of the by-election official.
  • The new Councillor-elect is expected to take the declaration of office, which is required to take the seat, under section 232 of the Municipal Act, 2001.

May 30, 2019 - Campaign Period Ends

  • Campaign period ends for candidates and registered third parties, meaning they cannot accept any contributions or incur any expenses.
  • Candidates or registered third parties that wish to extend their campaign, due to a deficit, must file a Notice of Extension of Campaign Period, Form 6 by this date.

May 31, 2019

  • Last day for the Clerk to provide candidates and registered third parties with notice of the financial filing requirements and penalties.

June 28, 2019

  • Last day for a candidate or registered third party to apply to the Superior Court of Justice to extend the time to file the financial statement.

July 2, 2019 - Deadline for Filing Financial Statements

By 2 pm:

  • Last day for all candidates and registered third parties to file a financial statement and auditors' report for the reporting period ending on May 30, 2019.
  • Last day for a candidate or registered third party to notify the Clerk in writing of a filing extension received from the Superior Court of Justice.

August 1, 2019

  • Last day (by 2 pm) for a candidate or registered third party to file a primary financial statement and pay $500 late filing fee.
  • Penalties take effect at 2:01 p.m.

September 30, 2019

  • Last day for an elector to apply for a compliance audit of a candidate or registered third party’s campaign finances.

December 2, 2019 - End of the Supplementary Campaign Period

  • Campaign period ends for candidates and registered third parties that extended their campaign, meaning they cannot accept any contributions or incur any expenses.
  • Last day for the Clerk to provide candidates and registered third parties with notice of the filing requirements and penalties for supplementary financial statements and auditor’s reports.

December 31, 2019

  • Last day for a candidate or registered third party to apply to the Superior Court of Justice to extend the time to file the financial statement.

January 2, 2020 - Deadline for Filing Supplementary Financial Statements

By 2 pm:

  • Last day for those who filed a a Notice of Extension of Campaign Period, Form 6 to extend the campaign period to file a financial statement and auditors’ report for the reporting period ending December 2, 2019.
  • Last day for a candidate or registered third party to notify the Clerk of a filing extension received from the Superior Court of Justice.

February 3, 2020

  • Last day (by 2 pm) for a candidate or registered third party to file a supplementary financial statement and pay $500 late filing fee.
  • Penalties take effect at 2:01 pm.

April 1, 2020

  • Last day for an elector to apply for a compliance audit on a candidate or registered third party’s supplementary financial statement.

Key dates - 2020 Cumberland By-election

July 15, 2020 - Nomination and Registration Period Begins

  • First day for candidates to file a nomination paper for the Office of Ward 19 Councillor. A candidate’s campaign period begins once their nomination paper has been filed, meaning they may begin accepting contributions and spending money on their campaign.
  • First day for an individual, corporation, or trade union to file a notice of registration as a third party advertiser. The campaign period for a registered third party begins once their registration paper has been filed, meaning they may begin accepting contributions and spending money on their campaign.

August 6, 2020

  • First day an election sign can be placed on private property.

August 21, 2020 - Nomination Day

  • Candidates have until 2 pm to file their nomination paper.
  • A candidate who wishes to withdraw their nomination has until 2 pm to notify the Clerk by filing a written withdrawal.
  • Nominations or withdrawals cannot be accepted after 2 pm.

September 5, 2020

  • First day an election sign can be placed on public property.
  • Am I on the Voters’ List? search tool available, allowing electors to check if they are registered to vote and see how their information is currently presented on the voters’ list. Electors may use this tool from September 5 to September 13 at 5 pm to submit an application requesting that their information be updated or that their name be added to the voters’ list.
    • Electors may also submit a paper application requesting that their information be updated or that their name be added or removed from the voters’ list.
    • Electors may also submit an application requesting to vote by special mail-in ballot.
    • The Revision Period and Application Period for Special Mail-in Ballot will close on September 13, 2020, at 5 p.m.
    • Electors may still submit applications to update or add their name to the voters’ list at their voting place.

September 8, 2020

  • Copies of the voters’ list available to certified candidates upon written request.

September 13, 2020

  • The online Revision Period ends at 5 pm.
  • The Application Period to receive a special mail-in ballot ends at 5 pm.

September 14, 2020

  • Interim list of changes to the voters’ list to be provided to each certified candidate by this date.
  • Final expense limits certificate to be provided to candidates and third parties by this date.
  • The Elections Office will begin mailing Special Mail-in Ballot Voter Kits to the electors who have registered to receive a special mail-in ballot. Electors will have until 4:30 p.m. on October 5, 2020, to mail or deliver their completed special mail-in ballots to the Elections Office.

September 28 and September 29, 2020 - Advance Vote Day

  • Electors can cast their ballot between 10 am and 8 pm.

October 2, 2020

  • Last day for an individual, corporation, or trade union to file a notice of registration as a third party advertiser.
  • Individuals, corporations, and trade unions have until 4:30 pm to file their notice of registration.

October 5, 2020 - Voting Day

  • With the exception of institutions and retirement homes that may have reduced opening hours, voting places will open at 10 am and close at 8 pm.
  • Completed special mail-in ballots must be received at the Elections Office or the Orleans Client Service Centre by 4:30 p.m. on October 5.

October 7, 2020 – Declaration of Results and Declaration of Office

  • The Clerk is expected to declare the results of the by-election official.
  • The new Councillor-elect is expected to take the declaration of office, which is required to take the seat, under section 232 of the Municipal Act, 2001.

November 19, 2020 - Campaign Period Ends

  • Campaign period ends for candidates and registered third parties, meaning they cannot accept any contributions or incur any expenses.
  • Candidates or registered third parties that wish to extend their campaign, due to a deficit, must file a Notice of Extension of Campaign Period, Form 6 by this date.

November 20, 2020

  • Last day for the Clerk to provide candidates and registered third parties with notice of the financial filing requirements and penalties.

December 18, 2020

  • Last day for a candidate or registered third party to apply to the Superior Court of Justice to extend the time to file the financial statement.

December 21, 2020 - Deadline for Filing Financial Statements

By 2 pm:

  • Last day for all candidates and registered third parties to file a financial statement and auditors' report for the reporting period ending on November 19, 2020.
  • Last day for a candidate or registered third party to notify the Clerk in writing of a filing extension received from the Superior Court of Justice.

January 21, 2021

By 2 pm:

  • Last day for a candidate or registered third party to file a primary financial statement and pay a $500 late filing fee.
  • Penalties take effect at 2:01 p.m.

March 22, 2021

  • Last day for an elector to apply for a compliance audit of a candidate or registered third party’s campaign finances.

May 19, 2021 - End of the Supplementary Campaign Period

  • Campaign period ends for candidates and registered third parties that extended their campaign, meaning they cannot accept any contributions or incur any expenses.
  • Last day for the Clerk to provide candidates and registered third parties with notice of the filing requirements and penalties for supplementary financial statements and auditor’s reports.

June 17, 2021

  • Last day for a candidate or a registered third party to apply to the Superior Court of Justice to extend the time to file the financial statement.

June 18, 2021 - Deadline for Filing Supplementary Financial Statements

By 2 pm:

  • Last day for those who filed a a Notice of Extension of Campaign Period, Form 6 to extend the campaign period to file a financial statement and auditors’ report for the reporting period ending May 19, 2021.
  • Last day for a candidate or registered third party to notify the Clerk of a filing extension received from the Superior Court of Justice.

July 19, 2021

By 2 pm:

  • Last day for a candidate or registered third party to file a supplementary financial statement and pay $500 late filing fee.
  • Penalties take effect at 2:01 pm.

September 17, 2021

  • Last day for an elector to apply for a compliance audit on a candidate or registered third party’s supplementary financial statement.