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 Election Day is Monday, October 22, 2018

Here are some key highlights of what to expect in the 2018 Municipal Elections:

NEW! Voting Method: 

  • In 2018 you will be voting either by Internet or Telephone.
  • Eligible voters will receive a personalized Voter Information Letter in the mail that will include a web address and telephone number to allow you to cast your vote.

NEW! Voting Period:

  • To make voting more convenient (anywhere/anytime), the Town will open up its voting portal and telephone line on October 12th at 10:00 a.m. through to October 22nd at 8:00 p.m. (officially Election Day).

NEW! Third Party Advertiser Registrations: 

  • Registered Third Parties intending to circulate advertisment for any candidate or the office of the District Chair that will reach clients outside of the Town of Gravenhurst boundaries, must register with each of the area municipalities where they intend on delivering their messages to and will have until the end of the Town's business day on Friday, October 19 to register.

Are you on the Voters' List?

In early Oct, people on the Voters' List will receive a Voter Information Letter in the mail. This letter is the personalized document that gives you the secure access you need to vote.

Visit our Voter Registration Portal to check if you're on the List OR to add yourself.

You can call our Offices at 705-687-3412 for assistance OR come to Town Hall at 3-5 Pineridge Gate (during regular business hours) OR email: election@gravenhurst.ca.

View "Who Can Vote" on our Voters' Page to find out if you can vote!

Casting your vote in the Municipal Elections

Watch the short video below to learn more about how you can cast your vote!

Elections Procedures & Interactive Ward Boundaries Maps

View the Town of Gravenhurst 2018 Municipal Elections Procedures & Forms.

View the following interactive maps (in PDF Format):

OR visit the District Municipality of Muskoka's Interactive Mapping Tool - Muskoka Web Map

Offices to be Elected

Mayor  

This position has been acclaimed - view our  Candidates' Portal for more information.

District & Town Councillors  

Three (3) to be elected at large  

Ward Councillors  

Ward 1 - One (1) to be elected  

Ward 2 - One (1) to be elected  

Ward 3 - (This position has been acclaimed - view our Candidates' Portal for more information)

Ward 4 - One (1) to be elected  

Ward 5 - One (1) to be elected

District Chair - no longer an elected position

Visit the District Municipality of Muskoka's Website for information.

School Board Trustees  

 

Trillium Lakelands District School Board

One (1) to be elected at large to represent Gravenhurst, Muskoka Lakes and Georgian Bay

Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Boards - Ward 4

One (1) to be elected at large to represent Bracebridge, Georgian Bay, Gravenhurst, Huntsville, Lake of Bays, Muskoka Lakes

(This position has been acclaimed - view our Candidates' Portal for more information)

Conseil Scolaire Public du Nord-Est de L'Ontario - Zone A

One (1) to be elected at large to represent all municipalities within the District of of Muskoka including the Town of Gravenhurst

(This position has been acclaimed - view our Candidates' Portal for more information)

Conseil Scolaire de District Catholique Centre-Sud (#64)

One (1) to be elected at large to represent the District Municipality of Muskoka which includes the Town of Gravenhurst

Additional Resources

For more information regarding the municipal elections processes and government responsibilities, please visit the following:

Resources related to the Town of Gravenhurst:

Legislation:

Resources made available by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs (MMA):

Training and Education Resources:

Additional Resources related to the School Board Election:

Other:

Town Media Releases

Important Dates

Voting Period & Election Day

The Voting Period commences Friday, October 12, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. (10 days of voting)

Election Day is Monday, October 22, 2018 until 8:00 p.m.

View the List of Certified Candidates and Acclamations on our Candidates' Page

Inaugural Council Meeting Date

Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 7:00 PM at the Gravenhurst Opera House

Financial Statement Due Date

Both Candidates & Third Party Advertisers:  Friday, March 29, 2019

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