The voting period for the 2018 Municipal Election will take place from Saturday, October 13, 2018 to Monday, October 22, 2018. On this site you will find key information for both electors and for candidates as it becomes available. Information will be updated and added as the election date draws nearer.
In an effort to continue to make voting as convenient as possible, Newmarket Council has approved the use of voting by touch tone telephone or through online voting on the internet.
Be sure to check this page often for all updates and information regarding the 2018 Municipal Elections.
What's new for Newmarket in the 2018 Municipal Election
- Newmarket residents will now be able to cast their vote online or by telephone from anywhere they have an internet or telephone connection
- Nominations will be accepted beginning on May 1, 2018, until 2 p.m. on July 27, 2018.
Candidates must supply proof of endorsement from 25 electors at the time of submitting their nominations to be a candidate in the election. Further information and forms will be made available by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs closer to the opening of the nomination period.
Individuals, corporations, and trade unions may register as Third Party Advertisers during the campaign period. Registered Third Party Advertisers may collect contributions and make expenditures in support of or in opposition to a candidate or a yes or no answer to a question on the ballot. Further information regarding rules and regulations for Third Party Advertisers will be made available by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs closer to the opening of nominations.
- Candidates and their spouses may only contribute a pre-determined amount of money to their own campaigns, which is calculated using the number of electors in each race. See section 88.9.1 of the MEA
Contribution limits for individuals have been increased to $1,200 per candidate, to a maximum of $5,000 for all candidates on the same Council. See section 88.9 of the MEA
- Corporations and trade unions are no longer permitted to make contributions to municipal election campaigns. See section 88.8 of the MEA
Candidates may only spend a maximum of 10% of their total expense limit on post-election parties and celebrations. See section 88.20 (9) of the MEA and section 5.1 of Ontario Regulation 101/97