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Township of Essa Administration Centre

5786 County Road 21 | Utopia, ON L0M 1T0

Phone: 705-424-9770 Fax: 705-424-2367

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

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Municipal Electio​​n

​Welcom​​e to the Township of Essa Election information page. Municipal elections in Ontario are held every four years and are governed by the Municipal Elections Act. The next municipal election is being held on Monday, October 22,2018.


2018 Notice of Nominations
Election Nomination period change of date

Please be advised that the Nomination Period for the 2018 Municipal Election has been shortened due to recent changes to the Municipal Elections Act.  Nominations will not be accepted until May 1, 2018. The deadline for  the submission of nominations is 2:00 p.m. on July 27, 2018. Forms and candidate information packages will be available  late Spring 2018. 

Prescribed Forms for Nomination

Candidates for Council and School Board
Third Party Advertiser

Workshop and Information Sessions

Finance Refresher
An in-person Finance Refresher Session is being held on Tuesday September 18, 2018 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Simcoe County Museum located at 1151 Highway 26, Minesing.

Important Dates

  • Nomination start date: May 1,2018 
  • Nomination end date: July 27, 2018, 2:00 p.m.
  • Nomination Day: Ju​ly 27, 2018
  • Last day to Withdraw Nomination: July 27, 2018 prior to 2:00 p.m.
  • Certification of Nominations:  July 30, 2018 prior to 4:00 p.m.
  • Announcement of Acclamations (if any): July 30, 2018 prior to 4:00 p.m.
  • Revisions to Voters List: September 1, 2018 to October 22, 2018
  • Advance Voting Day: To Be Determined
  • Election Day: October 22, 2018 
  • New Term of Council Begins: December 1, 2018 
  • End of Campaign Period: December 31, 2018


For additional information or for assistance regarding the municipal election, please contact:

Lisa Lehr 
705-424-9770 ext 117