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Elections

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The 2018 Municipal Election was held on Monday, October 22, 2018. The next Municipal Election will be held Monday, October 24, 2022.

2018 election results

On Voting Day, Monday, October 22, 18,678 voters of 65,373 eligible voters (28.57%) came out to vote in the 2018 Municipal Elections.

An elector who is concerned about a candidate's election finances and wishes to challenge them, can file a compliance audit.

The Municipal Clerk conducts elections for the following offices:

  • Mayor
  • Regional Chair
  • Regional Councillors
  • Local Councillors
  • School Trustees

    • Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board
    • Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board
    • Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir
    • Conseil Scolaire Viamonde

The office of the Municipal Clerk runs Municipal and School Board elections every four years and any by-elections as required, under the Authority of the Municipal Elections Act, 2006, as amended. We are dedicated to ensuring that the election process is consistent with the principles of Municipal Elections Act.

The following seven principles guide the Municipal Elections:

  • The secrecy and confidentiality of the individual votes is paramount
  • The election is to be fair and non-biased
  • Accessible to the voters
  • Integrity of the process to be maintained throughout the election
  • Certainty that the results of the election reflect the votes cast
  • Voters and candidates to be treated fairly and consistently within the Municipality of Clarington.
  • The proper majority vote governs by ensuring that valid votes be counted and invalid votes be rejected so far as reasonably possible.
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