2018 Election Information

Once again for voter convenience the Town of Lakeshore will be using the Vote by Mail system for the 2018 municipal election.  A voting kit will be mailed out during the week of September 24, 2018 to individuals who are on the voters list and are a Canadian citizen, at least 18 years of age and an owner, boarder or tenant in the Town of Lakeshore. Contact the municipal offices at 519 728-2700  or 1- 877-249-3367
to make sure you are on the list to vote.

Municipal Election


The Clerk is appointed the Municipal Returning Officer under the Municipal Elections Act and is responsible for the administration and management of the Municipal Elections every four (4) years.  Accordingly, the Clerk's Department is involved in accepting nominations of candidates running for office, preparing voters' lists, preparing ballots, selecting staff and certification and distribution of Election results.

The next regular Municipal Election will be held on Monday, October 22, 2018.



Voter Lookup

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  • confirm the accuracy of your elector information;
  • update your information where incorrectly recorded; and/or,
  • add a name to the enumeration so that it is correctly recorded for municipal and school board voting purposes.
  • voterlookup.ca cannot process requests concerning persons who are under 18 years of age on Election Day (October 22 2018).


The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) will be offering a course for those wanting to run for Council.  Please click here for more information.


Nomination Period: commences on Monday May 1, 2018  to Friday July 27, 2018 at the Clerk's Office during regular office hours.


Nomination Day: Friday, July 27, 2018 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the Clerk's Department.



Offices to be Elected

In accordance with the Municipal Elections Act, every four (4) years, the Town Clerk as the Returning Officer conducts elections for the offices of:

  • Mayor
  • Deputy Mayor
  • Councillors
  • Greater Essex County District School Board
  • Conseil scolaire Viamonde
  • Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board
  • Conseil scolaire catholique Providence

The Town is divided into 6 wards. 


Voter Eligibility

To vote in the municipal election, you must be a qualified.  That means, on Voting Day you must be:
  • a resident of the Town of Lakeshore, or an owner or tenant of the land in the Town, or the spouse of such an owner or tenant;
  • a Canadian citizen;
  • at least 18 years old, and
  • not prohibited from voting by law.
The Municipal Elections Act, 1996 prohibits the following individuals from voting:
  • any person who is not qualified
  • a person who is serving a sentence or imprisonment in a penal or correctional institution;
  • a corporation;
  • a person acting as executor or trustee or in any other representative capacity;
  • a person who has been convicted of corrupt practices under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 if voting day in the current election is less than five years after voting day in the election in respect of which he or she was convicted; and
  • anyone who is prohibited by law from voting.

Date edited: 05/18/2018