Municipal Elections


2018 Municipal Elections - Voting Day is Monday, October 22, 2018

Vote by Mail - For the 2018 Elections, the Municipality of French River will once again be using the Vote by Mail method for voting, additional information available here.
Thinking of running for Council? 
Notice of Nomination Period - The Nomination period opened May 1, 2018 and closes on Nomination Day, Friday, July 27, 2018 at 2pm.
A Candidate Information Session will be held Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 6:30 p.m., the session is open to candidates, potential candidates and the general public.
Those who are satisfied that they meet the prescribed requirements as set out in the Municipal Act, and wish to campaign for office must first file the prescribed Forms with the Clerk at the Municipal Office;  Nomination Paper - Form 1 and be endorsed by at least 25 persons on the Endorsement of Nomination - Form 2.
For information on the nomination process, please pick up a Candidate Package at the Municipal Office or reference the Election Policy referenced below.

Municipal Elections Policy and Procedures - The Clerk of a municipality is responsible for conducting and preparing for the election, the Policy is developed to clearly define the Clerk’s responsibilities in relation to Municipal Elections and the manner in which the election will be conducted.
Are you on the Voters’ List? - Visit to ensure that your information is correctly recorded on the Voter’s List.
Candidate Training - The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) provides training "So you wish to run for Council?”. This course is geared to individuals who are planning to, or have registered to run for a seat on municipal council. Click here to learn more or to register. 
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs has a variety of resources available for candidates and voters relating to municipal elections, such as:

For specific provisions or for additional information, candidates or voters should refer directly to the Municipal Elections Act.

Questions? Please contact the Clerk by email or call (705) 898-2294.
Results of past Municipal Elections: