Port Colborne Election logo 2018


Election Questions and Assistance

Please contact the City Clerk's Division with questions, comments and concerns regarding the Municipal Election.

Telephone: 905-835-2900

Email: election@portcolborne.ca



Nominations are now closed.

To run for the office of Mayor, City Council, Regional Council, Regional Chair, or School Board Trustee for the 2018 municipal election you must file a nomination paper.

 ·       Until you file a nomination paper, you cannot raise or spend any money on your campaign (including in-kind contributions).

 ·       Mayor and Councillor candidates must provide, along with the nomination paper, at least 25 declaration of endorsements from eligible electors. (School Board Trustee nominations do not require endorsements).

·       Nomination forms and a Candidate's Information Guide are available!


View registered candidates.


Run for Mayor, City Council, Regional Chair or Regional Council

Run for School Board Trustee

Filing a Nomination

Withdrawing a Nomination

Changing Office (after you filed nomination papers)


Third Party Advertisers - NEW!

Please visit City Hall to acquire the third party advertiser package after May 1, 2018. 

Read about the new third party advertiser rules under the Municipal Elections Act.


Key Dates - 2018

Below are milestone dates for candidates, third party advertisers and residents relating to the 2018 Municipal and School Board Election.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

  • First day for candidates to file a nomination paper for the office of Mayor, Regional Chair, City Councillor, Regional Councillor or School Board Trustee.
  • First day for an individual or entity to file a notice of registration as a third party advertiser.
  • Campaign period begins once a nomination paper or notice of registration is filed.
  • Preliminary expense limit and other legislative documentation provided to candidates and third party advertisers on the day they file.


 Friday, July 27, 2018

  • Last day for a candidate to file or withdraw a nomination.
  • Nominations or withdrawal cannot be accepted beyond 2 p.m.


Monday, July 30, 2018

  • Certification of nomination papers to be completed by 4 p.m.
  • Declaration of acclamation provided after 4 p.m.
  • After the certification of the candidates, Proxy appointment forms will be available for electors who are not able to vote on any of the voting days.


Tuesday, September 4, 2018

  • Voters' list available to certified candidates.
  • Revision period begins - Electors may update or add their name to the voters' list.


Tuesday, September 25, 2018

  • Final expense limits provided to candidates and third party advertisers.


Friday, October 19, 2018

  • Last day for an individual or entity to file a notice of registration as a third party advertiser.


Monday, October 22, 2018 – Election Day!

  • Voting Day - Polls will be open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Monday, December 3, 2018

  • Inaugural meeting of new term of City Council


Monday, December 31, 2018

  • Campaign period ends for candidates and registered third parties.