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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 is a new online service available to eligible electors. Using this service, electors can ensure that their information is correctly reflected for the upcoming municipal and school board elections.

The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) administers Fore more information, please contact MPAC at 1 866 296-6722.

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

Updated Forms

Prescribed 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:

Other resources