Municipal Elections



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, the Town Clerk, as Returning Officer, conducts elections for the offices of:

  • Mayor
  • Local and Regional Councillors
  • Trustee for Durham District School Board
  • Trustee for Durham Catholic District School Board 
  • Counseiller(ere), Conseil scolaire Viamonde
  • Counseiller(ere), Le Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud
  • Regional Chair