2018 Municipal Elections

Information for Candidates Information for 3rd-party Advertisers Information for Voters

Early online voter registration is now open. Online voting starts on October 9th at 10:00 AM and ends October 19th at 8:00 PM.


This upcoming fall, City of Belleville voters will elect a 2018 - 2022 City of Belleville Council and School Board Trustees.  Below are key dates and information for potential candidates and residents.

On the list to vote?

Are you on the list to vote for the upcoming municipal election?

If you are an Ontario resident over the age of 18 you can visit voterlookup.ca to confirm or update your information in a few easy steps. You can also change your school support for electoral purposes and add names to your property address.

Updating this information will help to ensure that municipal Voters' List are accurate and up-to-date in preparation for municipal and school board elections occurring this October.

Find out ahead of time if you are eligible to vote. Visit voterlookup.ca, our 'Are you on the list?' page, or call 1-866-296-6722. Have your say. Log on today.

Nomination Period  (May 1st - July 27th)

The nomination period for the 2018 Municipal and School Board election will commence May 1st, 2018 through until July 27th, 2018 at 2:00pm.

Interested individuals wishing to register as candidates must ensure their nomination papers are filed within this timeframe.

The City will hold candidate information sessions in 2018.  Please review the dates and times in our Notice of Nomination Period - Municipal Election 2018 document.

Third Party Advertising

The Municipal Elections Act now regulates third party advertising.  A third party advertiser is an individual, corporation or union that advertises in support or opposition of a candidate or supports as yes/no question on the ballot.  A third party advertiser acts on their own and is independent of candidates.

Third party advertisers must register with the City between May 1st and October 19th, 2018.

Additional information related to third party advertisers will be posted on the website once available.

Important Dates - 2018
Date Description

May 1

First day candidates can file nomination papers and first day third party advertisers can register

July 27

Last day candidates can file nomination papers (Between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM)

Oct 9 - 19

Internet voting

Oct 13

Advance voting date

Oct 19

Last day third party advertisers can register (When the clerks office is open between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM)

Oct 22

Election Day

Oct 23

Election results declared

Dec 1

New term of office commences

Additional Information

Additional information will continue to be posted on the City's website as it is available.  Should you require further information you can contact the City Election Office directly at elections2018@city.belleville.on.ca or by phone at 613-968-6481.

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