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Municipal Election 2018

The municipal election will be held on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018.

Important Dates:

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Register as a Candidate:
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 to Friday, July 27, 2018

Candidates can file a nomination paper and submit the 25 signatures of voters supporting the nomination starting May 1, 2018 during normal business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) up until Nomination Day on July 27, 2018, when the papers can only be submitted until 2 p.m.

Nomination Day:
Friday, July 27, 2018 | 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Deadline for filing or withdrawing nominations: Nominations may be filed only between the hours of 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. People can also withdraw nomination papers, in writing, before 2 p.m.

Election Day | Voting Day:
Monday, Oct. 22, 2018

Voting places will be open from 10 a.m. and close promptly at 8 p.m.


Municipal Offices to be elected in 2018


One (1) to be elected, at large within the City. Also serves as a member of Regional Council.

City Councillors:

Twelve (12) to be elected, two (2) from each of the six (6) municipal wards:

  • Ward 1 Merritton Ward
  • Ward 2 St. Andrew's Ward
  • Ward 3 St. George's Ward
  • Ward 4 St. Patrick's Ward
  • Ward 5 Grantham Ward
  • Ward 6 Port Dalhousie Ward

NEW*** Regional Chair:

One (1) to be elected. Directly elected, at large, by voters from across the Niagara Region. Previously the position was filled by Regional Council appointing the chair from the newly elected members of Council.

Regional Councillors:

Six (6) to be elected to represent the City of St. Catharines at the Regional Municipality of Niagara.

Trustees to be elected in 2018

English Language Public District School Board

Four (4) to be elected at large

English Language Catholic District School Board

Two (2) to be elected at large from Wards 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6

One (1) to be elected from Ward 1 (Merritton Ward) to be combined with the City of Thorold

French Language Public School Board

One (1) to be elected at large

French Language Catholic School Board

One (1) to be elected at large

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