Thinking of running in the 2018 municipal election?

Free information sessions for those considering running for the offices of Mayor, City Councillor or School Board Trustee

So, you want to run in this year’s municipal election? Start here! The City of Guelph is hosting two free information sessions to help you determine if you want to run.

The sessions will take place on March 22, 6 to 8 p.m. and again April 19, 2 to 4 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, 1 Carden Street, Guelph.

Why attend an information session?

Speakers from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs,  the City Clerk’s Office, and a municipal lawyer will discuss a variety of election topics including roles and responsibilities, rules and dates around nominations, eligibility, fundraising, advertising, changes in effect for this municipal election, personal considerations and conflicts of interest.

These sessions provide a great opportunity to learn what it means to be an elected official, the financial and personal commitments, the legislative requirements, what’s new in 2018 including third-party advertising rules.  Even if you’re just curious, these sessions can help you make a decision.

If you are thinking of running, this is a great place to start!

Dates to remember

  • May 1 to July 27, 2018 — Nominations are open
  • October 12, 13 and 14, 2018 — Advance voting
  • October 22, 2018 — Election Day


The City of Guelph’s election page

Media contact

Stephen O’Brien, City Clerk
City Clerk’s Office
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 5644