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Book an appointment to meet with staff

To ensure staff is available to answer your questions, please contact our office to schedule an appointment.

Telephone: 613-580-2660

City of Ottawa Elections Office

1221 Cyrville Rd., Unit B,
Ottawa, ON
K1J 7S8

Monday - Friday
8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Telephone: 613-580-2660 (TTY: 613-580-2401)
Fax: 613-580-2661
Facebook: @ElectionsOttawa
Twitter: @ottawavote

Employment opportunities

If you have any questions about the employment opportunities for the 2022 Municipal Elections, please contact the Elections Office:

Telephone: 613-580-2660 (TTY: 613-580-2401)

Role of the City Clerk in administering municipal elections

Municipal elections in Ontario, including the City of Ottawa’s, are governed by the provincial Municipal Elections Act, 1996 (the MEA) which provides rules for the administration of elections. The MEA expressly states that the City Clerk, and by extension the Elections Office, is responsible for the preparation and conduct of municipal elections. As such, staff are not in a position to interpret the legislation, provide advice to candidates or third party advertisers, nor investigate or review any campaign related matters.

Reporting campaign concerns or complaints 

In accordance with the MEA, neither the City Clerk nor any other City employee have a role in investigating concerns related to third party advertising campaigns. This statutory oversight and investigatory role lies with the Election Compliance Audit Committee (ECAC). The ECAC is a statutory body responsible for reviewing and making decisions on applications for municipal election campaign finance compliance audits, and on reports from the City Clerk regarding “apparent contraventions” of contribution limits prescribed by the MEA resulting from the regular municipal election or any by-election held during the term of office for the City Council for which the Committee was appointed. 

For more information on ECAC, visit

Reporting election sign concerns or complaints

By-law and Regulatory Services is responsible for the enforcement of the City’s Signs on City Roads By-law and Temporary Signs on Private Property By-law. Any concerns or complaints regarding election signs should be directed to 3-1-1.

Interfering with or damaging election signs is an offence under the Criminal Code of Canada. Individuals that witness election sign tampering can contact the Ottawa Police at 613-236-1222. Owners of election signs that are tampered with can report the incidents online at or through the Police Reporting Unit at 613-236-1222, extension 7300.

For more information on elections signs, visit

Office of the City Clerk

110 Laurier Ave West
Ottawa, ON
K1P 1J1

Telephone: 613-580-2424 ext. 21215