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Please be advised that the Nomination Period for the 2018 election is now closed.  Click on the following links to view the Candidates who are running for a seat on Council as well as those acclaimed to office:

Official List of Candidates                 Acclamations to Office


Click on the following link to view the Candidates running for School Board Trustee:

Official List of School Board Trustee Candidates

The Municipality of Bluewater Election will be conducted using Internet and Telephone Voting.  Please find below instructional videos for both internet and telephone voting:

Internet Voting:
Internet Voting - Instructional Video

Telephone Voting:
Telephone Voting - Instructional Video

The voting period will commence on October 11, 2018 at 9:00 am and continue through to October 22, 2018 at 8:00 pm.


If you are a resident, owner or tenant of property in Ontario, a Canadian citizen and 18 years of age you can vote in Ontario’s municipal and school board elections taking place on October 22, 2018.

Until August 30, 2018 electors may visit to confirm that they are on the list to vote for municipal council and school board trustees.  This site allows electors to add themselves, change personal information, change school support for electoral purposes and add other electors under their address.  After this date, a module will be available on this page until October 22, 2018 which electors may use to confirm they are on the Voters’ List.

 Revision and Help Center
The Revision and Help Centre is located at the Municipal Office (14 Mill Ave, Zurich ON).  Staff will assist electors in making additions, deletions and corrections to the Voters’ List and provide assistance and clarification on the election process.  

An elector may make an application to amend their information on the Voters’ List using the prescribed form “Application to Amend Voters’ List” Form EL15 and providing proof of identity and residence as prescribed in O. Reg. 304/13, between the 1st day of September, 2018 to the 22nd day of October, 2018 during normal hours and on the 22nd day of October until 8:00 the Revision and Help Centre.

Revision and Help Centre Hours at the Municipal Office located at 14 Mill Ave, Zurich ON will be extended on Wednesday October 10th until 7:00 pm to assist electors with additions, deletions and corrections to the Voters List

Additional Revision Center

Electors are invited to visit the Stanley Community Centre at 38594 Mill Road, Varna, ON on September 26, 2018 from 4:00 pm till 7:00 pm where staff will be available to make additions, deletions and corrections to the Voters List and to provide assistance and clarification on
the election process.                           

Proof of identity and residence is required in the following instances:
When adding or deleting your name from the Voters’ List
When correcting your information on the Voters’ List
When re-issuing, activating or deactivating a PIN
When swearing an oath

2018 Voters Guide


Anyone wishing to run for Council in the 2018 Election must submit their Nomination Paper with the Clerk/Returning Officer of the Municipality of Bluewater, either in person or by your agent.  The filing
of nominations commences on May 1, 2018 and the deadline to submit nomination papers is at 2:00 pm on Friday, July 27, 2018 (Nomination Day).  Nomination papers are to be accompanied by 25
endorsement signatures from eligible electors.

The required filing fee for the Head of Council is $200.00 and other offices are $100.00 (cash, debit, certified cheque, money order or bank draft made payable to The Municipality of Bluewater) must also accompany the signed form. Full details on the procedures to be followed may be obtained from the Municipal Clerk.

Notice of Nomination of Office

Huron County Candidate Information Session Presentation

2018 Candidates Guide

Election Signs along Huron County Road Allowances

Campaign Finance Information


Beginning in 2018, there are rules for third party advertising in Ontario's municipal council and school board elections.

A third party advertisement is an ad that supports, promotes or opposes a candidate, or supports, promotes or opposes a "yes" or "no" answer to a question on the ballot.

Third party in this context is a person or entity who is not a candidate.  Third party advertising is separate from any candidate's campaign, and must be done independently from a candidate. 

If you wish to spend money on third party advertisements during the election you must first register with the municipal Clerk, and must file a financial statement.

2018 Guide for Third Party Advertisers


To view the procedures for the 2018 municipal election, please click on the following link:  2018 Municipal Election Procedures  (updated May 2018)

Additional Links:

Ward Mapping

Urban Ward Mapping

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing - Municipal Elections

Municipal Elections Act

Municipal Elections Act Review

Election Accessibility Plan

Accessible Customer Service Feedback Form

Compliance Audit Committee Recruitment

Further information about the Election will be provided on our website as it becomes available. Any questions relating to the Election should be directed to the Municipal Clerk.

General Inquiries

p: 519-236-4351 or 1-877-236-4351
f: 519-236-4329

Municipality of Bluewater
Box 250, 14 Mill Ave
Zurich, ON Canada
N0M 2T0

Office Hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm


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