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Municipal Election

2018 Municipal Election

Municipal elections in Ontario are held every four years and are governed by the Municipal Elections Act. The next municipal election will be held on Monday, October 22, 2018. The new term of Council begins December 1, 2018.

The City of Woodstock elects candidates to the positions of:

  • Mayor
  • City-County Councillor – 2 positions 
  • City Councillor – 4 positions
  • Thames Valley District School Board (for the County of Oxford) – 2 positions
  • London District Catholic School Board (for the County of Oxford) – 1 position
  • Conseil scolaire catholique Providence (for the Counties of Oxford, Perth, and Grey) – 1 position (acclaimed)
  • Conseil scolaire Viamonde (for the Counties of Oxford, Elgin, Lambton, Haldimand and Norfolk and the Municipality of Chatham-Kent) – 1 position

Visit our List of Candidates page to see the certified candidates for each position.

Visit our List of Registered Third Parties page to see the list of third party advertisers.

Advance Polls Locations and Dates

City Hall (500 Dundas Street)

- Saturday, October 6, 2018; 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

- Tuesday to Friday, October 9 to October 12, 2018; 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Woodstock Public Library (445 Hunter Street)

- Monday to Friday, October 15 to October 19, 2018; 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Election Day Polls (October 22, 2018: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.)

- Goff Hall, 381 Finkle Street

- Unifor (CAW) Hall, 126 Beale Street

- The Rock Community Church, 1140 Nellis Street

- Oxford Auditorium, 875 Nellis Street

Roving Polls will be conducted at required nursing homes, retirement homes, and hospitals as per the Municipal Elections Act

Apartment Buildings and Condominiums

The Municipal Elections Act, 1996 was changed in 2016 so that landlords and condominium corporations are not allowed to prohibit tenants or owners from displaying election signs on their premise. This includes the ability to display election signs in common areas of the building even if the space is being used as a voting place. As a result, the City of Woodstock will no longer be using apartment buildings as voting places in order to ensure the neutrality of the voting place. Instead, an additional week of advanced voting from 12 pm - 8 pm has been added at the Library and a poll will now be held on the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend. This advanced voting will be accessible to all members of the public rather than just the tenants of the apartment buildings.

Municipal Election 2018 Accessibility Report

In accordance with the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 section 12.1 the 2018 Municipal and School Board Election Accessibility Plan is being made available to the public.The purpose of the plan is to identifiy, remove and prevent barriers that would affect electors and candidates ability to vote in the upcoming election.


Contact Us

Amy Humphries
City Clerk
City of Woodstock, 500 Dundas Street, PO Box 1539, Woodstock, ON N4S 0A7

© 2017 City of Woodstock P.O. Box 1539, 500 Dundas Street, Woodstock, ON N4S 0A7


Phone: 519-539-1291
TTY: 519-539-7268
Email: General Information

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