The 2018 Municipal Election

The 2018 Municipal Election will be held on Monday, October 22, 2018. All information regarding the election can be found within these pages.

Municipal Election Contacts

General Enquiries:

Election Assistant

Melanie Figueiredo
(519) 759-4150


You can find everything you need to know about Brantford's municipal election right here within these pages. Have a question that isn't answered here? Contact us through mybrantford.ca Service Request .We are here to help make your municipal election experience informative, convenient and accessible.

Nomination Period

The Nomination Period no longer begins in January and ends in September. Now, nominations may be filed by candidates at the Clerk's office at any time, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (excluding statutory holidays), from Thursday, May 1st, 2018 to Friday, July 27th, 2018. There is a $200 filing fee for the Office of the Mayor, and a $100.00 filing fee for all other positions. Candidates will receive a refund of the nomination fee only if they receive more than 2% of the votes cast in the election for the office.

Nomination Day

Last day for filing nominations is Friday, July 27th, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


To run for council an individual must be:

  • A Canadian citizen
  • At least 18 years of age
  • A resident of the City of Brantford; or own or lease property (or be the spouse of the owner or lessee) in the City of Brantford
  • Not legally prohibited from voting
  • Not disqualified by any legislation from holding municipal office
  • Candidates for School Board Trustee must reside within the Board area and be a supporter of that Board

Campaign Period

The campaign period begins on May 1st, 2018 or when a candidate files their nomination paper, whichever is later, and ends on December 31, 2018 unless the candidate withdraws the nomination, the Clerk rejects the nomination or the candidate is continuing their campaign to erase a deficit.

It is a Candidate's responsibility to ensure that they have complied with the Municipal Elections Act 1996, and any other relevant legislation pertaining to Municipal Elections.


The procedures for voting for the 2018 Municipal Election are now available.

2018 Municipal Election Procedures (PDF)

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