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


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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 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (excluding statutory holidays), from Thursday, May 1st, 2018 to Friday, July 27th, 2018. As per the updates to section 33 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, those wishing to file a nomination must also acquire 25 endorsements from 25 eligible voters. These must be submitted, with the nomination, on the prescribed form. There is a $200 filing fee for the Office of the Mayor, and a $100 filing fee for all other positions. Candidates will receive a refund of the nomination fee only if the candidate files a financial statement and auditor’s report, each in the prescribed form, on or before 2 p.m. on December 31, 2018.

Nomination packages will be available mid-April.

Nomination Day

Last day for filing nominations is Friday, July 27th, 2018, 9:00 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. Candidates may not incur any expenses or accept any contributions until the nomination has been filed and received by the Clerk.

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.

Candidate and Third Party Advertiser Campaign Expense and Contribution Maximums

All candidates and registered third party advertisers will have limits to the expenses they may incur during the campaign period. Candidates will also have a limit to the contributions they are able to make to their own campaigns. These expense and contribution maximums will be available in April.


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

2018 Municipal Election Procedures (PDF)

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