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2014 Municipal Elections

Next Municipal Elections to be held on Monday, October 27, 2014

Every four years, in accordance with the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, as amended, the City Clerk conducts elections for the offices of:

  • Mayor - 1 to be elected
  • City Councillors - 8 to be elected
  • Regional Councillors - 3 to be elected
  • English Public School Board -  2 to be elected
  • English Separate School Board - 2 to be elected
  • French Public School Board - 1 to be elected
  • French Separate School Board - 1 to be elected

This site will continue to develop as new information becomes available as we approach the next regular municipal election to be held on MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2014.

Election Candidates

To view an up-to-date list of the candidates for the 2014 election, visit the 2014 Candidates page.

The Niagara Area Candidates Information Session hosted by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing took place on September 24, 2014.  View the summary of the presentation.

Advance Poll Dates

Did you know that any qualified elector can vote at any one of the advance polls? You don't have to wait until Election Day to cast your vote!

  • Wednesday, October 15, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the MacBain Community Centre - 7150 Montrose Road
  • Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Gale Centre Arena - 4171 Fourth Avenue
  • Friday ,October 17, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Chippawa Arena - 9000 Sodom Road
  • Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the MacBain Community Centre - 7150 Montrose Road and at the NEW Optimist Club - 7085 Morrison Street

Physically or Mobility Impaired Electors are encouraged to vote at an advance poll.  Magnifier sheets for the visually impaired will be available at the voting place.

You must be a Canadian Citizen to vote!

Voter Notification Cards

Please be advised that voter notification cards have been mailed out to all voters who have been found on the Voters’ List.  These cards were mailed on October 6, 2014.  Each residence in the City has been mailed one (1) envelope.  All eligible electors in your home will have their own personal card contained within that one envelope and each card can be separated and distributed to each eligible elector within your home for use on Election Day or at one of the Advance Polls.  The Advance Poll dates and times are listed on the reversed side of each card.    Your voter notification card is not your ticket to vote, it merely your notice to tell you when and where you can vote.  Bringing your card with you to your voting location will speed up the process in obtaining your ballot.

Please bring Identification with you when you vote.  I.D. containing your name and address is required.

Voters’ List

If you do not receive a Voter Notification Card and you would like to find out how to get on the Voters’ List and when and where to vote, please call City Hall at 905-356-7521

Qualification for Electors

 An individual is entitled to be an elector at an election held in a local municipality, if on voting day he/she is:

  • A Canadian Citizen
  • At least 18 years of age;
  • Residing in the local municipality or is the owner or tenant of land in the local municipality, or the spouse of such owner or tenant; and
  • Not otherwise prohibited from voting.

To vote for a Separate School Board Trustee the law requires a person to be a Roman Catholic.  To vote for a French Language School Board Trustee, a voter must have French language education rights.  Unless the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation is advised otherwise, a resident is assumed to be an English language Public School Board supporter, which means they can only vote for English Public School Board Trustee(s).

If a person is a qualified elector due to ownership or tenancy in a commercial or industrial property in a municipality in which they are not resident, the person is not eligible to vote for school board trustee.  Such person will be eligible to vote for all other offices and will receive an appropriate ballot.

A person is entitled to vote in every municipality and school board jurisdiction in which he or she owns or occupies property.  However, an elector may vote only once in a municipality if he or she owns several properties in that municipality.  If you own several properties, your qualifying address will be your primary residence.

Proxy Voting

Any qualified elector, if they are unable to vote on advance voting days or on Election Day, may appoint another qualified elector to vote on their behalf.

The person who is appointed as a voting proxy must be entitled to be an elector in the municipality .  A person may appoint only one person as a voting proxy.  A person appointed as a proxy may only act as a proxy for one person, unless the person is the spouse, sibling, parent, child, grandparent or grandchild of the persons making the appointment.  A person may not act as a proxy for a non-relative and a family member at the same time.

The Appointment for Voting Proxy – Form 3 is available from the Clerks Office, City Hall, 4310 Queen Street, Niagara Falls, between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm on Monday to Friday (Closed Thanksgiving Monday Oct 13th) and also from 12 noon to 5:00pm on Saturday October 18, 2014.

More Information and Links

For more information, please visit the following links:

Previous Election Results

Candidate Financial Statements

The financial statements for the 2010 Municipal Election Candidates are available for download on the 2010 Financial Statements page.

Compliance Audit Committee

The Niagara Compliance Audit website for the Committee that deals with requests for an audit on the campaigns of Election Candidates.

Questions, Assistance, and Accessibility

The City Clerk's staff are pleased to assist with any questions that you may have concerning the Municipal Election. If you have comments or concerns regarding the election process, forms, method of voting, polling locations, voters' list or other matters pertaining to the Municipal Election, please let us know. Further, we welcome feedback to identify areas where changes need to be considered; and ways in which the City can improve the delivery of an accessible election. If you require information in an alternate format, please let us know.

Email: bmatson@niagarafalls.ca
Phone: 905-356-7521 Ext. 4342
Fax: 905-356-9083

By Mail:
Manager of Clerk’s Services
City of Niagara Falls
P.O. Box 1023
Niagara Falls, Ontario L2E 6X5

In Person:
Main Floor
City of Niagara Falls
4310 Queen Street
Niagara Falls, Ontario