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Municipal Elections

Municipal Election 2018

The next regular Municipal Election to elect a Mayor, City Councillors and School Board Trustees will be held on October 22, 2018.  The next term of Council begins on December 1, 2018 and concludes in 2022.  

The nomination period opens on May 1, 2018 and closes on Nomination Day, July 27, 2018.  

To run for office, you must be an eligible elector in the City of Pembroke.  This means that you must be:

  • A Canadian Citizen;
  • At least 18 years of age;
  • Reside in the City, or be the owner or tenant of land in the City, or the spouse of such owner or tenant; and
  • Not prohibied from voting under any law.

More information related to the Municipal Election 2018 will be available closer to the opening of the Nomination period.

Bill 181, The Municipal Elections Moderniztion Act, 2016, came into effect June 9, 2016 and makes changes to the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 for the 2018 municipal election.  For an overview of theese changes visit the Ministry of Municipal Affairs website or see the updated Municipal Election Act.  

Alternative Voting - 2018 Municipal Election

On February 21, 2017, Council approved the use of a combination of Alternate Voting and traditional paper batllots for the 2018 Municipal Election.. City of Pembroke voters will have an opportunity to participate in a more accessible, environmentally-friendly, and convenient method of voting.  Alternative voting (internet and telephone) will be available for electors to vote up to two weeks prior to the Election Day.  Residents will be able to cast their vote online or by telephone from anywhere they have an internet or telephone connection. For those electors who wish to participate in a more tranditional voting method, the City will also have one voting location available on Election Day (October 22, 2018) between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. for electors to cast their vote using a paper ballot.