The Town Clerk is appointed the Municipal Returning Officer by statute and is responsible for the administration and management of municipal elections every four years. For that reason, the Clerk's department is responsible for accepting nominations of candidates running for office, preparing voters lists, preparing ballots, selecting sites and staff for voting locations for advance voting days and voting day, and certification and distribution of election results.
Every four years, in accordance with the Municipal Elections Act, as amended, the Town Clerk, as Returning Officer, conducts elections for the offices of:
The role of Council and the role of head of Council can be found in the Municipal Act, Sections 224, 225, and 226.1, respectively. For more details visit the Ministry of Municipal Affairs or visit the Council Roles and Remuneration page.
Visit the candidate information page for more details about registering to be a candidate.