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|Guides for the 2014 Municipal Elections|
In the 2010 elections, more than 8000 candidates ran for positions on councils and school boards in Ontario.
In 2014, Ontarians will elect approximately 2800 council members and 700 school trustees across the province. Everyone who puts their name forward as a candidate and who casts a ballot makes a difference in their community.
Voting Day for the 2014 municipal and school board elections is Monday October 27, 2014.
New for 2014
Changes to Voter Identification requirements
Voters are required to show identification in order to vote. If your name is on the voters’ list, you will be required to show one piece of identification that has your name and address on it in order to receive a ballot. The requirement to show identification that has your signature on it has been removed.
List of acceptable documents for voter identification
Updated Election Guides
The Ministry has produced two election guides – one for voters and one for candidates – in order to make election information easier to find and more user-friendly.
2014 Candidates' Guide for Ontario Municipal and School Board Elections
2014 Voters' Guide for Ontario Municipal and School Board Elections
If you have further questions or would like to give feedback on the guides, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updated FormsPrescribed forms such as the nomination form and campaign financial statement have been updated for the 2014 election. Updated forms can be downloaded from the Central Forms Repository.
Links to commonly used forms:
- Nomination Paper (Form 1)
- Appointment for Voting Proxy (Form 3)
- Campaign Financial Statement (Form 4)
- Municipal Elections Act, 1996
- Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing Municipal Services Offices
- Declaration of Office - Municipal Act
- Declaration of Office - City of Toronto Act