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.
Where Do I Vote?

You will receive a package at the end of September to vote by mail.

You can vote anywhere but be sure to either:
  • Drop your ballot in the mail on or before October 11th, or
  • Drop you ballot off at the Town Hall on or before October 22, 2018 by 8:00 pm.
If you miss the October 11th deadline to mail your ballot, drop it off at Town Hall.  There is an after hours drop-off slot located at the east and west sides of the Town Hall, 419 Notre Dame Street in Belle River.

How to Check to See if I'm Appear on the Voters’ List?

You can contact Town Hall at 519-728-2700

What if I Don’t Receive a Voter’s Kit?

If you have not received a Voter’s Kit by the first week of October, contact Town Hall and the Clerk’s Department will add qualified electors to the Voters’ List and provide you with a Voter’s Kit.

School Board Support

Check the Voters’ List at to make sure your school board support is listed correctly. If not call Town Hall to have it changed.

5 Simple Steps to Vote
  1. Complete the Ballot by completely filling in the oval beside the candidate(s) of your choice.
  2. Place the Ballot in the white Secrecy Envelope and seal it.
  3. Sign the Voter Declaration Form.
  4. Place the Voter Declaration Form along with the sealed white Ballot Secrecy Envelope in the postage pre-paid, yellow outer Return Envelope.
  5. Put the yellow outer Return Envelope in the mail.
Who Can Vote?

You are eligible to vote if you meet the following qualifications:

  1. A Canadian citizen;
  2. At least 18 years old on Election Day;
  3. 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; and
  4. Not prohibited from voting by law.
Where Do I Vote?

Once again for voter convenience the Town of Lakeshore will be using the Vote by Mail system for the 2018 Municipal Election.

Can I Vote Twice if I Own More Than 1 property?

Regardless of the number of properties you own, you can only vote once in the Lakeshore Municipal Election.
You may only vote once in a School Board Election even if you are entitled to vote in more than one municipality.
An owner or tenant of commercial or industrial property is not entitled to vote for a School Board Trustee.


Date edited: 09/04/2018