Town of Huntsville
Customer Service
37 Main Street East Huntsville ON P1H 1A1

Phone: 705-789-1751
Fax: 705-788-5153

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Key Dates

Friday, April 13, 2018 and Monday, April 23, 2018

     Third Party Advertiser Webinars

     These webinars will provide an opportunity for those interested to become familiar with the new Third Party Advertiser rules.

     April 13, 2018 Webinar Connection Link or 1-866-500-5845 (Toll-Free) - Conference ID: 7421740

     April 23, 2018 Webinar Connection Link or 1-866-500-5845 (Toll-Free) - Conference ID: 7421740

Tuesday May 1st, 2018 to Friday July 27th, 2018

Nomination Period

Nominations may be filed by candidates, by appointment, prior to Nomination Day:

  • During regular Office hours (Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm - excluding holidays) from May 1, 2018 to July 26, 2017
  • From 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 27, 2018

Tuesday May 1st, 2018 to Monday December 31st, 2018

Campaign Period

The campaign period begins on May 1, 2018 and ends on December 31, 2018.

Friday July 27th, 2018

Nomination Day

The close of nominations is on Friday July 27, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Nomination papers will not be accepted after the deadline. A nomination must be signed by the candidate and may be filed in person or by an agent (no fax or email), accompanied by at least 25 signatures from eligible electors in Huntsville.

On Nomination Day, Candidates must make their presence known to the Clerk prior to 2:00 p.m.

Withdrawal of Nomination Deadline

Candidates wishing to withdraw their nomination must do so by 2:00 pm.

Candidates who withdraw their nomination are still required to file a campaign financial statement covering all the financial transactions made in their campaign. A financial statement must be filed even if the only financial transaction made was paying the nomination fee.

Monday July 30th, 2018

Certification of Nomination Papers

The Clerk shall certify nomination forms before 4:00 pm.


The Clerks shall, immediately after 4:00 pm, declare any candidate or candidates elected by acclamation.

Tuesday August 14, 2018, Thursday September 6, 2018 and Wednesday September 12, 2018

     Campaign Finance (Refresher) Webinars

These webinars will include the same campaign finance information (refresher) as offered at the various in-person sessions taking place throughout April.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Webinar or 1-866-500-5845 (Toll-Free) - Conference ID: 7421740

Thursday, September 6, 2018 Webinar or 1-866-500-5845 (Toll-Free) - Conference ID: 7421740

Wednesday September 12, 2018 Webinar or 1-866-500-5845 (Toll-Free) - Conference ID: 7421740

Tuesday September 4th, 2018 to Monday October 22nd, 2018

Voters' List Additions/Corrections

Voters' have the opportunity to add themselves to the voting list or correct their information by visiting Town Hall up to, and including Election Day.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Campaign Finance Session at the District Municipality of Muskoka, 70 Pine Street Bracebridge from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Last Day to register as a Third Party Advertiser (during regular business hours).

Friday October 12th to Monday October 22nd, 2018

In-person Voting Assistance & Voting Period

Electors requiring assistance with either the Internet or Telephone voting method are encouraged to visit the Election Office at Town Hall. Online and telephone voting stations will be available should the elector wish to cast their ballot in person.

The voting period will remain open from Friday, October 12, 2018 to Monday, October 22, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.

The hours of operation for the Election Office will be as follows:

 Friday, October 12, 2018  8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
 Saturday, October 13, 2018  10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
 Monday, October 15, 2018  8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
 Tuesday, October 16, 2018  8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
 Wednesday, October 17, 2018  8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
 Thursday, October 18, 2018  8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
 Friday, October 19, 2018  8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
 Saturday, October 20, 2018  10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
 Monday, October 22, 2018  10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Monday October 22nd, 2018 - Voting Day


The Clerk will publically declare to be elected the candidate having the highest number of votes for the office.

As soon as possible after Voting Day, the Clerk shall declare the candidates elected as a result of the election, and certify the results of the election.

Monday December 3rd, 2018

Inaugural Meeting 

The elected members must take the oath of office prior to taking their seat.

Monday December 31st, 2018

End of Campaign Period

The end of the campaign period, unless a candidate withdraws the nomination, the nomination is rejected by the Clerk or the candidate is continuing his or her campaign to eliminate a deficit. Candidates and Third Party Advertisers may not raise funds or incur expenditures beyond this date unless they have a deficit and have notified the Clerk of the extension to the campaign period by December 31, 2018.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Deadline for Filing Financial Statements

Financial Statements must be filed no later than 2:00 p.m. Documents will be available for public viewing on the Town of Huntsville website as soon as possible after the documents are filed.

Who to Contact

Town of Huntsville
Municipal Clerk / Election Returning Officer

Phone: (705) 789-1751 ext. 2255
In Person: 37 Main St East
Email the Returning Officer