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Click on the following link to access the Candidate Information Package:
Municipal Candidate Information Package
PR Form 1 - Nomination Paper          Form 2 - Endorsement of Nomination
(Note:  do not sign the Nomination Paper until you are in the presence of the Clerk)

Click on the following link to keep up to date on those running for a seat on Council:
Unofficial List of Candidates

The Municipality of Bluewater Election will be conducted using Internet and Telephone Voting.  Please find below instructional videos for both internet and telephone voting:

Internet Voting:
Internet Voting - Instructional Video

Telephone Voting:
Telephone Voting - Instructional Video


If you are a resident, owner or tenant of property in Ontario, a Canadian citizen and 18 years of age you can vote in Ontario’s municipal and school board elections taking place on October 22, 2018.

Click on the following link to access the voter lookup portal to confirm that you are on the list to vote for municipal council and school board elections:  (you can add yourself, change personal information, change your school support for electoral purposes and add other electors under your address).

2018 Voters Guide


Anyone wishing to run for Council in the 2018 Election must submit their Nomination Paper with the Clerk/Returning Officer of the Municipality of Bluewater, either in person or by your agent.  The filing
of nominations commences on May 1, 2018 and the deadline to submit nomination papers is at 2:00 pm on Friday, July 27, 2018 (Nomination Day).  Nomination papers are to be accompanied by 25
endorsement signatures from eligible electors.

The required filing fee for the Head of Council is $200.00 and other offices are $100.00 (cash, debit, certified cheque, money order or bank draft made payable to The Municipality of Bluewater) must also accompany the signed form. Full details on the procedures to be followed may be obtained from the Municipal Clerk.

Notice of Nomination of Office

Huron County Candidate Information Session Presentation

2018 Candidates Guide

Election Signs along Huron County Road Allowances

Campaign Finance Information


Beginning in 2018, there are rules for third party advertising in Ontario's municipal council and school board elections.

A third party advertisement is an ad that supports, promotes or opposes a candidate, or supports, promotes or opposes a "yes" or "no" answer to a question on the ballot.

Third party in this context is a person or entity who is not a candidate.  Third party advertising is separate from any candidate's campaign, and must be done independently from a candidate. 

If you wish to spend money on third party advertisements during the election you must first register with the municipal Clerk, and must file a financial statement.

2018 Guide for Third Party Advertisers


To view the procedures for the 2018 municipal election, please click on the following link:  2018 Municipal Election Procedures  (updated May 2018)

Additional Links:

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing - Municipal Elections

Municipal Elections Act

Municipal Elections Act Review

Election Accessibility Plan

Accessible Customer Service Feedback Form

Further information about the Election will be provided on our website as it becomes available. Any questions relating to the Election should be directed to the Municipal Clerk.

General Inquiries

p: 519-236-4351 or 1-877-236-4351
f: 519-236-4329

Municipality of Bluewater
Box 250, 14 Mill Ave
Zurich, ON Canada
N0M 2T0

Office Hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm


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