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NEW updates on voting - October 12, 2018

1. Having trouble accessing the website address to vote? 

Use the address on your Voter Information Letter (VIL), which is: also works.

Do not type in "www" as prefix. 

2. You do not need to input birthdate information in the voting website to access voting. Some previously circulated information indicated that this was necessary.

3. Due to the high number of Councillor candidates, the Returning Officer recommends internet voting as a more user friendly voting method than telephone voting.  If you require access to a computer, or assistance in internet voting, you are welcome to come to the Town Office, Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30 P.M. and on Monday October 22nd extended to 8:00 P.M.


Municipal and School Board elections are held in Ontario every 4 years. The next Municipal and School Board Election takes place on October 22, 2018.

The voting method in Parry Sound is vote by telephone or internet only. You may vote by telephone from anywhere in North America and by internet from anywhere in the world during the election time frame.

Key Dates - 2018

Nominations Accepted:  May 1, 2018

Nominations Deadline:  July 27, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

Voting Day:                          October 22, 2018

New Term Start Date:      December 1, 2018

Nominations for the 2018 municipal and school board elections may be filed beginning May 1, 2018.  Updated Guides and Forms (such as nomination forms) will be posted at the beginning of April, 2018 once Ministry of Municipal Affairs finalizes them.

For more detailed information on running as a candidate for municipal elections, we recommend that you consult the Ministry of Municipal Affairs' 2016 - 2018 Candidates' Guide.  For more detailed information on this website go to 2018 Election.

Filling fees are $200.00 for Mayor and $100.00 for Council (Cash, Cheque or Debit).  A candidate is entitled to receive a refund of the nomination filing fee if the documents (financial statement and auditor’s report) required under subsection 88.25 (1) are filed on or before 2:00 p.m. on the filing date in accordance with that subsection.  (March 29, 2019 for the reporting period ending December 31, 2018)

Changes to the Municipal Elections Act

Municipal elections in all Ontario municipalities, including the Town of Parry Sound, are governed by the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 (the "MEA").  On June 9, 2016, the Municipal Elections Modernization Act, 2016, or Bill 181, received Royal Assent, making a number of changes to the MEA.  

For more information on these changes, visit the Municipal Elections Act Review.


Election History - Telephone and Internet Voting

Statistics for Elections

2010 Certified Election Results

Certified Election Results - Municipal Council

Certified Election Results - School Board Trustees

2014 Certified Election Results

Certified Election Results - Municipal Council

Certified Election Results - School Board Trustees

2014 Voter Statistics

Election Results by Age Group

Intelivote Election Statistics