2018 municipal election nominations open May 1

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Guelph, Ont., April 20, 2018– The 2018 municipal election kicks off on May 1, the day that candidates can officially submit their nomination papers for the offices of mayor, city councillor or school board trustee.

“Running for City Council or a trustee position is a great way to make a difference in Guelph,” said Stephen O’Brien, City Clerk for the City of Guelph. “We invite anyone who is considering being a candidate in the municipal election to visit our website or contact us in the Clerk’s Office as there are new rules and legislation for this election.”

Nomination packages will be available for pick up at the ServiceGuelph counter at City Hall and online at guelph.ca/vote as of April 30. Candidates are asked to make an appointment with the City Clerk’s Office starting May 1 to file their nomination papers.

Information about nominations:

  • Nominations are open from May 1 to July 27, at 2 p.m.
  • Filing fees are $200 for Mayor or $100 for Councillor or Trustee
  • Photo ID must be shown at time of filing
  • Nomination forms must be filed before candidates can accept election contributions or incur campaign expenses

For information on the municipal election, visit guelph.ca/vote, email guelphvotes@guelph.ca or call 519-837-5625.

The 2018 municipal election is on October 22.


The 2018 Guelph municipal election website

Media Contact

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